Wellness - Disabilities | 0-9 yrs

How To Identify Special Children


Visual impairment, language and speech disorders, learning disability - children with these and other such special needs require support and intervention at an early stage. For this to happen, first of all, parents should be able to identify special children. Being able to identify signs of specific impairments - both subtle as well as marked - can go a long way in addressing special needs in children. Identification of symptoms should be followed by evaluation, diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Such an approach will enable special children to lead near-normal lives. It will also ensure there are no undue delays in the attainment of their developmental milestones. To know more about how to identify special children, flip through this ClipBook.     


Why Is It Important To Identify A Visual Impairment Early?

The younger the child, the more important it is to spot a visual impairment. This is because the visual system is still developing in the early years and there is a window of opportunity to do something about it.

Recognising Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) in children can manifest itself in early childhood. Parents whose children are identified as having CAPD often report that as infants, they did not readily alert or respond to voices and seemed to “tune ...

Signs Of Speech And Language Disorders

Speech, language, and hearing disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedy recoveries, shortened treatment periods and reduced costs for individuals and society.

Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) occurs when a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty coordinating movements, results in a child being unable to perform everyday tasks.

Orthopedic Impairments

Orthopedic impairments are the most common of physical disabilities. A physical disability is any condition that interferes with a student's ability to use his or her body. The term physical disabilities may be used interchangeably when referring ...

Birth Impairments

Birth impairments are a common cause of mortality and disability in children in developing countries, yet there is little recognition or profile. Each year at least 7 million children are born with serious birth impairments.

How To Know When A Child Needs Help?

Are you a parent who has a child with a special need? Or are you a child care provider with a child who has a diagnosed disability, or a child that you suspect might have some kind of developmental delay? Or perhaps you are a child care provider w...

Children With Intellectual Disabilities

IDs (Intellectual Disabilities) can be mild or more severe. Children with more severe forms typically require more support, particularly in school. To help your child reach her full potential, it is very important to get help as early as possible....

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