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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) consists of a group of disorders with an onset typically occurring during the preschool years and characterized by varying but often marked difficulties in communication and social interaction. ASD, also known as pervasive developmental disorders, exhibit a varying range in terms of severity. The condition is characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. Children might be showing signs of this syndrome if they lack meaningful eye contact, are unable to produce age-appropriate speech, engage in stereotyped repetitive patterns of behavior or interests and/or rigid, repetitive and monotonous play. Autism spectrum disorders can often be detected in children as young as 1 to 3 years of age. Early symptoms may include a marked delay in language or social development. Children with Autism may also have below average IQ. Children with these disorders may also show atypical responses to sensory experiences.

Worried that your child might have

  1. Does your child avoid making eye contact?
  2. Does your child fail to respond to his/her name, or to the sound of a familiar voice?
  3. Does your child fail to follow objects visually or follow your gesture when you point things out?
  4. Does your child have difficulty in playing with other people or sharing interest and enjoyment?
  5. Does your child appear disinterested or unaware of other people or what’s going on around them?
  6. Does your child prefer not to be touched, held, or cuddled?
  7. Does your child react unusually to sights, smells, textures, and sounds?
  8. Does your child insist on following a rigid routine and has difficulty adapting to any changes in schedule or environment?
  9. Does your child repeat the same actions or movements over and over again, such as flapping hands, rocking, or twirling?
  10. Does your child have unusual attachments to toys or strange objects such as keys, light switches, or rubber bands?

If you have said yes to most of the above, we might be able to help you.

Treatments, we provide that can help your child and you:

Psychoeducation

Psychometric assessment

Behaviour therapy

Speech Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Social skills training

Special education

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Other Childhood Problems

Stammering

There are often instances when there is disturbance in producing smooth, uninterrupted speech. More specifically, the fluency of speech becomes hampered due to repetitions of syllables and words. This may be very embarrassing and difficult for the client to hand especially if it had been happening for a long time or too frequently.

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Obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Overweight and obesity in childhood are known to have significant impact on both physical and psychological health. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non‑communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age. Many obese children become obese adults, especially if one or both parents are obese. Childhood obesity can profoundly affect children’s physical health, social, and emotional well‑being, and self-esteem. It is also associated with poor academic performance and a lower quality of life experienced by the child. There are many reasons why a child may be obese, including medical or genetic ones. In most cases, though, children are overweight because they eat unhealthful foods and lead a sedentary lifestyle Many co‑morbid conditions like metabolic, cardiovascular, orthopaedic, neurological, hepatic, pulmonary, and renal disorders are also seen in association with childhood obesity.

Treatments, we provide that can help your child and you:

Diet Counselling

Parental Counselling

Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy