Swings are fun and also handy to treat vestibular stimulus in children

Suffering falls and learning to rise and balance better is all about healthy kids

In India there is a old saying that children learn to grow with falls they suffer! In many ways, the saying is correct, even when one grows up and the fall shifts from playgrounds to corporate world. Here in the fifth article in this series,  having learned about the tactile and proprioception in the earlier posts, it’s time to learn ...

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Kids with misplaced sense of proprioception tend to get fussy, vulnerable to injuries

OT intervention helps attain sense of precopception Pic courtesy: Isha Foundation

Importance of experiencing a touch (tactile) sensation and organising those stimuli meaningfully as well as appropriately is the key to function optimally for kids. If not organised properly, it may hamper functioning or participation of a child with sensory processing disorders in few or more activities of daily living like brushing, bathing, wearing clothes, grooming etc. It may manifest in ...

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Kids with sensory processing disorders are hyper-meticulous about touch sensation?

Exploring basic sensations and its affect: Tactile (touch)

Many tiny receptors over and deep inside our skin help us understand the nature of the article that comes in contact. Not just that the temperature of that thing and also if that stimulus is painful or not, if it can be touched the same way the next time in the same manner or needs to be taken special care ...

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Children gain manifolds in daily lives with apt sensory diet

Children deserve joy of life (Pic-courtesy -UNICEF)

A sensory diet is a necessity for a child who is not able to maintain a certain level of alertness required for accomplishing daily living tasks. A sensory diet is like food for sensations. As nutritionist is to a diet plan, ensuring that just the right amount of nutrients are consumed by body for optimal functioning, an occupational therapist formulate ...

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Is ‘Sensory Diet’ must for every child?

For want of care at times need is of a well planned sensory diet

Have you ever heard a ‘sensory’ diet to better organise nervous system- not yet! in this first of the series article attempts to highlight that the manner in which an optimum food intake is necessary to meet the essential nutrients that keeps our body at harmony with all the organs (brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver etc) working in an ...

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Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) umbrella

PDD Umbrella

Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) means presence of something aversive in the child during the growing years. Though it’s a neurological disorder, the exact aetiology/ cause behind it, is not known. There are many hypotheses that suggest that PDD like syndrome occur due to some defect in the functioning of temporal lobe of the brain, while other say it’s because of ...

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Managing ADHD is key to ensuring quality of life

FYI- ADHD is diagnosed two to four times more frequently in boys than in girls

Unlike the common perception, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a manageable developmental disorder. As the name suggests, it is primarily characterised by the co-existence of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, with such behaviour occurring infrequently. The symptom mostly starts appearing before seven years of age. As per estimates, ADHD is diagnosed two to four times more ...

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Tips on healing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with hand activities


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes parasthesias (abnormal sensations) and weakness in wrist and hand resulting in an inability to work or even sleep. CTS has been elaborated in our previous post (check out The main culprit is an increased pressure in the carpal tunnel. There can be many other conditions, apart from working excessive on computers and laptops that ...

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Rehabilitation@ Bollywood


Bollywood has many shades as it churns out millions of movies every year. A week ago many Bollywood analysts were busy counting kisses in a movie called Befikre, who now would be talking women empowerment with Aamir Khan’s Dangal opening up at the box office today.  But if you see from a different perspective, Bollywood has churned out some inspiring ...

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Excess of Social networking, computers can lead to painful & sleepless nights

Women are more vulnerable to CTS

India is moving fast into digital revolution thanks to our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who shook almost everyone with sudden demonetisation shock. Today, computer, laptops, e-notebooks have become household names with the advent of technology. Not just the office goers work over it but,housewives and our smarter younger generation have e-homework, games, social networking etc. done on these hi-tech ...

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India Augments Lifeline Express helping Cancer and Stroke patients

India Enhances Lifeline Express helping cancer and Stroke patients

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways and J. P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare will be inaugurating the augmentation of two additional coaches to the existing five-coach hospital train ‘Lifeline Express’ for the Detection & Control of Oral, Breast and Cervical Cancer, Prevention of Stroke and Family Health Services in the presence of Manoj Sinha, Minister of Telecom ...

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India broadens ambit of disability

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presenting the “National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), 2016”, on the occasion of the “International Day of Disabled Persons”, organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, at a function, in New Delhi on December 03, 2016.
The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment,  Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment,  Krishan Pal and  Ramdas Athawale are also seen

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) in New Delhi on December 3, 2016 on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Speaking on the occasion, the President said employment is a vital factor in economic empowerment of persons with disabilities. Vacancies have been reserved for ...

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