Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
February 24, Saturday 2018 11:25 AM       

       HEADLINES: Two including army man dies as tipper rams on to two bikes                                              Madhu’s post-mortem begins under heavy protection                                              Govt fails, violence against minorities increased: National Commission for Minorities                                              US new H-1B visa measure likely to hit Indian firms                                              Over 10,000 watches seized during raids connected to Nirav Modi                                              Burqa-clad women playing board game at Mecca's mosque spark controversy                                              Canada flew celebrity chef to India at taxpayer expense for Trudeau                                              Indian women eye a rare double series win against SA                                              ISL: Chennaiyin to take on resurgent Blasters in crucial tie                                              Strandja Boxing Tournament: Mary Kom advances to semis                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala, friend charged with abduction  
       One in 68 kids in India diagnosed with autism: Experts
 
         Posted on :17:46:37 Oct 13, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:46:37 Oct 13, 2017
         Tags: One in 68 kids in India diagnosed with autism
 

NEW DELHI: With one in 68 children being diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in India, early diagnosis, social acceptance of kids suffering from the neurological disorder and clearing misconceptions about the same is extremely important for social welfare, say experts.

At least 70 million individuals worldwide have Autism, 10 million in India itself.

ASD is a serious, incurable mental disorder that hampers one's ability to interact and communicate. This condition is present from early childhood and can be diagnosed as early as 18 months of age.

"ASD is the fastest growing developmental disability all over the world, including India," says Dr. Archana Nayar, from Autism Centre for Excellence (ACE).

Being a mother of an Autistic son, Nayar added that intervention is of poor quality in India and needs an institution building and professionalisation to create real impact.

"It is true that a variety of mental health issues are a concern, but each condition requires specific forms of intervention and the goal at ACE has been to create Autism expertise. Clubbing different conditions together may bring short term solutions but would not lead to long term changes in the mental health landscape," she said.

The centre provides Autism intervention and therapies in a school based setting (six hours a day) to students from the age group of two to 16.

Explaining the early signs and symptoms of ASD, Nayar said, "It is a matter of concern if the child is not making eye contact when spoken to, is not responding to his or her name and is not using or responding to gestures to communicate etc."

Autism can be detected as early as two years of age and initial detection can be done via a simple checklist administered by a school teacher or parent, claimed the doctor.

Her institute, ACE, is involved in several outreach projects across the community to raise awareness about autism, its detection and intervention.

"We do this via social media, print media and even organise events to highlight autism specific issues," Nayar stated.

Her team of experts provide a comprehensive educational programme to students on the autism spectrum via its behaviour and communication therapy.

In addition, they also provide occupational therapy, physical activity routines, social skills groups and interaction with mainstream students via a buddy programme.

Parents of autistic students are supported via trainings, frequent observations of their children, home visits by ACE staff and regular data based progress reports by the teachers, Nayar noted.

For the young ones, the priority is communication, pre- academics and life skills. For the older age group, the focus is more on vocational training, socialization and independence.

Dr. Archana Nayar claimed that with a good programme, students begin to show changes in a couple of months, including better ability to control behaviours, increased self-regulation, more orientation and awareness of the outside world, enhanced communication via improvement in speech or alternative methods such as signs and pictures, better social skills and independent living skills.

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala, friend charged with abduction
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Modi to launch Amma Two-wheeler Scheme in Chennai  
Over 10,000 watches seized during raids connected to Nirav Modi  
US new H-1B visa measure likely to hit Indian firms  
After Nirav Modi, another jeweller booked for Rs. 390 cr fraud  
PNB fraud: Govt moves NCLT to attach properties of Nirav Modi, Choksi  
Sukma: Encounter underway between CoBRA commando, naxals  
Tamil Nadu : Rajnikanth all-praise for Kamal Haasan  
Rotomac bank fraud: Vikram Kothari, son sent to 1-day transit remand  
PNB fraud: PeeCee terminates her contract with Nirav Modi  
Complaint against Papon under POSCO for kissing minor  
J&K: Army repulses BAT attack near LoC  
Woman molested at Mumbai station, accused held  
Why should I respond? Nirmala Seetharaman on Army chief’s comment  
U'khand man sets record by creating world's smallest pencil  
Student rusticated for not paying fees  
After 70 years of Independence electricity reaches Elephanta Caves  
Man kills class 11 student outside school in MP  
Nirav Modi aide Vipul Ambani was aware of fraud LoUs: CBI  
Parrikar discharged from Mumbai hospital  
PNB case: ED seizes nine cars of Nirav Modi  
Mob beats man to death in suspicion of molesting child  
And trend of movie stars joining TN politics continues  
59% candidates in Nagaland Assembly elections are crorepatis: ADR  
Pak doesn't want India to remain peaceful: BSF  
India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index  
 
Do you think police had role in Madhu's death?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy