PODCASTS

ASK ME ANYTHING ABOUT SPECIAL CHILDREN

These podcasts are based on questions asked by parents. They have been created in collaboration between Nayi Disha Hyderabad, India and Dr Ajay Sharma, Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician. 

BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS – A SERIES OF SIX PODCASTS

Parents frequently ask about behaviour problems – these problems are common and distressing for children and parents. In this series of six podcasts, I have shared my understanding of achieving a stable solution for these problems. For the text of these podcasts CLICK HERE

 1: All Behaviour Is Communication

 

2: All Behaviour Has A Reason

 

3: How to help your child learn good behaviour?

 

COVID AND CHILDREN – 2 PODCASTS

1. Covid: a five-point plan for coping with the needs of special children at home

2. Covid: the illness and its vaccine for children

 

PARENTS’ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q&A 1: Ask Me Anything: Parents’ questions 1

Questions:

1: My child has been diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome and has epilepsy. Is it safe to get vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine? 2: The child speaks only a few words and does not respond to being called by name. What should I do? 3: My child is non-verbal and needs help with communication. What can I do if speech is of concern? 4: Can Autism be cured with medication? 5: Is stem cell therapy safe for the health management of a child with Autism? Is there any evidence for efficacy?

Links for information from Nayi Disha Resource Centre:

Sleep problems

https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/sleep-problems-children-autism-%E2%80%93-what-can-be-done-manage-it-well

https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/maintain-sleep-diary-note-sleep-related-troubles-child-autism

Q&A 2: Ask Me Anything: Parents’ questions 2

Questions:

1. My child with autism can say words but not string them into sentences. What to do and how to help him?

2. My Child has sleep issues and is moody.  How to improve his sleep?

3. My child kicks a lot during sleep. Should I be worried? What to do about it?

4. My child has been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. What line of therapy intervention is recommended for managing such a diagnosis?

5. My child with Down’s syndrome has alopecia and there are bald patches on the scalp. What to do?

Links for information from Nayi Disha Resource Centre:

HELPING COMMUNICATION

Language booklet https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/guide-promote-your-childs-language-development-skills-englishhinditelugu
https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/speech-therapy-children-special-needs-workshop-speech-therapist-mstabitha-wolfe
https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/practical-tips-help-children-communicate-effectively
https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/communicationtips_hindi
https://www.nayi-disha.org/article/home-based-intervention-improve-your-child%E2%80%99s-communication-skills
https://www.nayi-disha.org/parentblogs/10-things-you-can-do-help-your-child-speak

AUTISM:

Early signs of autism in children up to five years of age

Early signs of autism 5 to 11 years of age

Causes & Cure for Autism: What we know & what we don’t know?