school for autistic child

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KolCB 2017-11-14 00:05:29


Inclusive schooling and rehabilitation services should run parallel for high functioning kids. Play schools are not trained to deal our kids. Children with Echolalia usually get into high language track if proper speech stimulation and techniques availed. Speech development takes acceleration after 4-4.5 years only, so hold your patience! Hyperactive children may have behavioral issues or sensory issues or sometimes both. They look similar as outcome. A Behavioral or Occupation Therapist will not reveal real cause to you and insist continuing his/her discipline of service for money. Please evaluate improvements for every 3 months and change therapist or line of treatment if no improvement seen in 4-6 months. Any Montessori or International School has better infrastructure than regular schools for special children. I heard Boomdale follows quite Montessori patterns, stress-free environments and encourage all round development! 

1810 2017-11-14 17:27:53


Thanks a lot. His special educator suggested sensory integration so we plan to start that week..will also call Bloomingdale. Is it ok to pursue ot for a month or so and then restart speech therapy..he's not progressing a lot where speech is concerned ..maybe the ot sessions will lessen his hyperactive behavior and he will be able to focus better..what would you suggest?

Pr84 2017-11-27 08:09:12


speech delay contributes to lot of behavioral issues. my relative son was hyperactive and speech delayed , he had lot of aggression but after speech therapy in US he improved, now he is attending medical college in US. Make sure that your child clean up previous activity before moving onto next one.

1810 2017-11-27 14:14:42


Thanks for the son is speaking more now even without speech therapy ..can u suggest some good centres in south kolkata for occupational therapy? Not getting an appointment at Sruti.

1810 2017-11-27 19:34:17


Thanks a lot

Pr84 2017-11-28 09:02:45


hi, Did u try ABA therapy for ur child, there is one organization wecan resources which collaborates with school or home to provide ABA

KolCB 2017-11-28 14:42:25


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a controversial methodology! It is primarily suited for moderate to severe autism till they improve level. Initially it may benefit hyperactive high-functioning (HFA) group to develop sitting-habits, attention, and eye-contacts. However, long term use is detrimental to further neurological development and apply brain-intelligence to generalize the learning into other contexts. It may also cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by forced behavior to unwilling child. While USA/UK have been progressive and moving away from ABA and TEACH for relevant HFA case, unfortunately in INDIA it is getting highly abused. ABA is used to train Dogs and Dolphins (who does not have intelligence) to make them blind follower and do things within their training-limits only.


1810 2017-11-28 21:18:51


My son has mild autism so I don't think this is beneficial for him anyway..what do you suggest?

arundhati85 2017-11-29 11:27:34



My son is 3 years and 5 months old with borderline Autism and sensory disintegration with hyperactivity and IQ above 111. Initially i joined this forum when the entire subject was completely new and seemed like an ocean to me...Moreover which would be best suited for my kid. I consulted various therapist and with the guidance of KolCB, I started language therapy (as my kid was already verbal but was going through echolalia)...and Occupational Therapy. I had initially started off with behavioural therapy but then stopped it as these two covers quite a lot of the behavioral part. Thankfully my son has shown immense improvement not only in language, but his hyperactivity and sensory issues are controlled to great extent.
I stay in Behala and consult Mr. Zahir Abbas for OT and Mr. Santanu Mukherjee for Language/Speech.
All the more...thanks to KolCB for his absolute unconditional guidance and support for helping me look for the right therapies for my kid.

1810 2017-11-29 14:05:09


Thanks for your suggestion especially KolCB. Need another suggestion. Is the Autism Society a good option for speech therapy? Arundhati85, where is Dr Shantanu Mukherjee s chamber?

arundhati85 2017-11-29 15:21:26


Thanks Sir...all because you guided me at the right time...he has also been admitted to school. But must tell you, had a hell of a time getting through the admission process even with the so called inclusive schools.

arundhati85 2017-11-29 15:24:09



Santanu Mukherjee has his chamber at New Alipore, opposite to Himalaya optics and Tewari Bros. He consults on Thursdays and Sundays at Newalipore. He also consults in various other clinics like Mental Health Foundation in Hazra, Crystal wellness clinic at Gariahat.
I haven't been to the Autism Society yet...not because of any other other reason but I would always want to believe that my child would just be fine one day. And yes, occupational therapy too worked very well for my kid. Zahir Abbas is not only an amazing guy but he is a specialist in sensory integration therapy.

1810 2017-11-29 17:42:30


Which inclusive school did u opt for Arundhati? Akshar?

KolCB 2017-11-29 18:29:16


@arundhati85 Can you please let me know your experience to admit your son and what kind of explanation or parent's commitment was asked? Need some guidance in this matter. 

1810 2017-11-29 20:03:45


I am not very satisfied with the speech therapy at Speechplus to be very frank. They mainly use cards to make the child speak. My son has a good visual memory so he memorises the cards and his speech is limited to what he sees in the cards only. Another thing, my son has a lot of sensitivity in his tooth particularly while brushing. Is there anything that can be done to lessen this?

arundhati85 2017-11-30 09:42:50


Santanu not only takes care of speech, but the exercises that he makes my child practice is a lot about language, attention, focus, behaviour as well. He is extremely aggressive about these exercises that he advises to practiced at home. I've already started to see the outcome of the same. His New Alipore clinic is called Speech & Shine.
My kid had a lot of other issues, like brushing teeth, haircut, transition of surfaces, most of them are gone now with OT. Most of the time when he is playing alone, he is trying role plays and meaningful games. I tried vibrating toothbrush from oral B which, KolCB had advised me, and it worked like magic.

arundhati85 2017-11-30 09:52:47


No they simply refused admission for my kid, though he answered everything academically. They stated that his condition is not good enough for a normal/inclusive school. These experiences were with renowned International Schools and they are the most ruthless and judgemental ones. Akshar clearly stated that after post the "normal" quota of admission, if any seats available, they would call me, but the call never came. I've heard from some, that Akshar is more keen towards admission of more severe cases than our children. Our children since have minor issues, have no right to be in a mainstream nor they are handicapped enough for a special school. 
However, I came across a CBSE board school, where the principal was empathetic enough and knowing his condition, said that "who are we to refuse him admission and not give him a chance, looking at that he is so intelligent and sound in his academics". She advised me of making his therapies rigorous to make him recover sooner. Also assessed by their in house special educator and advise was the same. I also had Apeejay as an option, but due to this school's sensitivity to kids like ours, I went for it and got him admitted.

1810 2017-11-30 14:32:27


Stress is significantly reduced when we interact with people in similar so thankful that I got the chance to interact with you people. Is this vibrating toothbrush available on Amazon? Where is this CBSE school where you got him admitted? I would like to try for my sons admission..I went to Bloomingdale for his admission but I got the impression they were slightly hesitant to take him citing reasons such as he's too young for 4+ I hardly think that's the case.

1810 2017-11-30 17:33:48


Thanks..Will definitely buy this. I am.unable to teach him how to gargle after brushing. He swallows the water so I give him filtered water to rinse his mouth after brushing.he doesn't like to chew his food prefers to swallow it..other than biscuits or cake which he chews or sweets.another thing he's getting addicted to sweet things. How can I introduce salted things in his diet?

Pr84 2017-11-30 23:16:46


is anyone trying gluten free caesin free diet?

Pr84 2017-11-30 23:20:59


give him homemade fruit juice and if he eats fruits, it will be better. try gluten i.e. wheat free diet for him, also don't give cow milk instead give goat or buffalo milk as it contains only a2 caesin. these kids usually have gut issues. introduce kids probiotic to him in form of gummies.


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