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Neurodiversity in Children

Parents should build on strengths of neurodiverse kids… “Neurodivergents don’t want the so called neurotypicals to fix them up or sympathize with them, instead they expect empathy and inclusivity”: Dr Narendra Rathi, MD, DNB Senior Paediatrician, Smile Children Clinic, Neurodiversity Clinic, Andheri west, Mumbai.   Every child learns and interacts with the world differently. Some […]

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Developmental Behavioral Child Specialist, Andheri West, Mumbai, FAQ

Q: What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician? A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician is a children specialist specializing in evaluating and treating children facing developmental delays and behavioral challenges. We understand the complex interaction between a child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Q: When should I seek help from the Best Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician in Andheri West,

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Why Early Intervention is so special for Children with Special Needs!!!

Dr Narendra Rathi MD, DNB, FIAP, Senior Child Specialist, Andheri West, Mumbai Every child is born with unique potential, but for some, development presents unique challenges. For children with special needs, early intervention can be the key to unlocking their full potential and creating a brighter future. Here we will delve into the crucial role

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Understanding Behavioural Problems in School-Going Children

Dr Narendra Rathi MD, DNB, FIAP, Senior Child Specialist, Andheri West, Mumbai Does your little one seem restless, disruptive, or withdrawn at school? Are tantrums, meltdowns, or difficulty focusing becoming increasingly common? If you’ve found yourself nodding along, you’re not alone. Behavioural problems in school-going children are a prevalent concern for parents and educators alike.

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Our Experience at the “ADHD Clinic” in Andheri West, Mumbai

Paediatric practice is an incredible journey, and sometimes, it throws unexpected challanges. For us, that challange came in the form of getting to care for more and more of our children patients with problems of attention, focus, and hyperactivity. As concerned paediatricians, we started our ADHD clinic, searching for answers and support. Thankfully, our journey

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Role of teachers in Children with Special needs

Teachers face several challenges when teaching children with special needs. Some common challenges include: 1. High workloads and emotional stress 2. Lack of resources 3. Limited support from administration 4. Inadequate teacher training 5. Limited professional development 6. Behavior problems in students with disabilities 7. Lack of experience 8. Dealing with multiple disabilities 9. Handling

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Autism

Parents should suspect autism in a child if they notice any of the following characteristics during the child’s development: 1. By 9 months: No response to name, no facial expressions like happy, sad, angry, and surprised 2. By 12 months: No play with simple games like pat-a-cake, limited or no eye contact, and little or

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Hyperactivity in Children

Hyperactivity in children, particularly those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a common and challenging issue for many parents and caregivers. Children with ADHD often display symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, which can impact their daily functioning. To support children with ADHD, parents can establish clear and simple rules, create a structured environment,

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