once contact 'wecan' organization, they have collaboration with two mainstream schools -
lamartnier boys n mahadevi birla where they provide their services, they also have their own school savitur for learning differences .
Gluten-free or Casein-free diet is a MYTH and no accurate scientific studies have proven any worth of it. If you ask ANY literate and licensed resource persons, they will explain. Adopting such a diet can deprive critical nutrition elements to a child impacting further development delay or IQ loss. Please read the official gazetted notification from NCBI about Gluten-free and Casein-free diet. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24789114
FYI - The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) and worldwide considered as latest research standards to all branches of medical service professionals.
ASD children are more likely to have gastrointestinal problems sometimes with dreaded constipation. I wouldn't suggest you a complete gluten free diet as neither would it be practical nor scientific. But you can try and cutback some unnecessary gluten and sweets from your child's diet. Introduce him to different tastes and cuisines which worked for my child. Also give him options for food (try give him options for every possible thing that you can to build his decisive power) and include lot of raisins, beet root, honey, flax seeds and pro biotic food. Do not ignore GI symptoms, as they can worsen behavior and even trigger regression in persons with autism.
Keep trying various options and it's only you who can decide what suits best for your kid. Always remember this requires a lot of patience and the journey is continuous without a destination.
@ arundhati85 and @KOlCB. Can you give me the contact number of Santanu Mukherjee s New Alipore clinic? I want to try for an appointment on this Sunday if possible.
Mr. Santanu Mukherjee (Consultant Speech Language Pathologist) Mob: 98367-71676 (Direct), 2493-5050 (Home)
For appointments with Santanu Mukherjee you can call 8620828418.
Hi. Can you give me the details of Zahir Abbas pls? Does he have a chamber in Bansdroni?
@arundhati85 and @KolCB
I stay in Bangur Avenue and I'm father of a 4 year 1 month old kid. My son has clear pronunciation but his vocabulary is limited. He can say rhymes, sings song but does not participate in simple logical conversation. He has severe aversion towards writing and does not even write simple alphabets like 'T' or 'L'. The play school where he is in repeatedly complained about his writing and also pointed out that he is not making friends .
We consulted Dr. Jai Ranjan Ram and after consultation and analysis my son was diagnosed to have mild to moderate autism with an IQ of 87. We have admitted him to the upcoming new campus of Birla High School in Mukundapur. However, the admission happened before he was diagnosed to be autistic. I'm thinking about speaking to the school principal and talk about my sons condition in detail. Despite being a CBSC school, the school does not seem to be very inclusive (from the information available online).
I'm thinking about admitting him to St. Mary and Jesus School instead; it is quite close to my home. I've started behavioral therapy with Lipika Bhattacharya of Mon, Kaikhali and speech therapy with Dr. Santanu Mukherjee. If my son's condition improves after the therapy I can try to shift him to an affiliated school later which is inclusive and has special educators. Please share your thoughts on this.
BTW , I have not started OT yet. Does Dr. Zahir Abbas have a clinic in north or east Kolkata?
Thanks a lot @KolCB. Your reply will immensely help. I shall ask these Qs to Lipika on my next visit and will follow her instructions to the tee.
If I am not wrong, Sizodon is for schizophrenia ,
Anyways @Phoenix don't pressurise your child for writing letters or numbers, try to practice strokes with him like straight, vertical, circle, curl.....here in usa schools only practice strokes for this age children, for grip there are some sensory grip tools available in amazon, u can try a sand putty therapy at home like put some beads inside sand putty and ask your child to take out beads from it and put it in a containers, this will improve his hand grip and concentration, and on a mirror put some foam and ask your child to make lines on it. You can take help from ypur occupational therapist
@Phoenix, can you tell me more about your son behavior, how about pointing at things, eye contacts, following directions. Sometimes children only have SPD that gets confused with autism.
And a child can never be properly accessed before 7....I would recommend all of you to join HAPAC group on FB, there you will get more resources and informations, it is regulated by parents of children on the spectrum.
@Pr84 The symptoms of my son are as follows:
- No logical or contextual communication, but whatever word he says, he pronounces it clearly
- He can tell his name clearly, but if it's asked by an unknown person, he prefers to remain silent.
- He does not make friends in school.
- He seems very detached and upset in kids' dance group
- Tries to reply using single or 2,3 words.
- Does not give yes, no answer. He smiles and comes forward if he likes something . 'No' is communicated by screams and turning back.
- Can tell rhymes and remembers tune and lyrics of his favorite songs
- He can tell when he needs to go to toilet
- He follows simple instructions e.g. please hand over the blue toy or please pick up the paper etc.
- He has short attention span and very hyperactive. Loves to play on Swings and slides.Rides his bicycle (with support wheels) on high speed.
- He used to be addicted to rhymes and kid's videos on youtube, but recently we have made him 100% off-screen.
- He recognizes fruits, animals, vehicles, uppercase and lowercase alphabets
- He has severe aversion to writing. Doesn't even like coloring.
- It's easy to establish eye-contact with him and he smiles a lot.
- He does not like to have a hair cut.
- He is very fond of car toys and even real cars.
- He can eat simple food using a spoon.
- He can remove his shoes and trousers.
I will suggest you to get him accessed in CMC vellore, they follow practices of standford research, but whatever u r telling me he seems like borderline autism to me or it may be only sensory seeking behavior with speech delay. Include him in day to day activities, put him in inclusive school where they can provide 1:1 aide .
I am telling you to get him accessed once more as the way u have described him , he seems intelligent to me, his iq score should be more than this
What is meant by logical n conceptual communication? Speech delay also triggers behavior issues. U have just started speech therapy even without that he is speaking so much, u can start ot asap, there is no harm but I doubt the doctor that gave u diagnosis
Zahir Abbas has a chamber at Paschim Putiyari Banerjee Para Lane, Near Deepak Sangha club. You can contact him at 9614326402
Finally got an appointment with Zahir Abbas today. He's simply amazing. I would just like to thank all of u as I finally feel that I'm heading in the right direction. Another query..can you suggest a good special educator? We were consulting Chaitali Mukherjee at Speechplus..is there anyone else you can suggest? Somewhere in South Kolkata pls.
Thanks. Can you also suggest someone for speech therapy apart from Abhishek Chakraborty at Speechplus and Shantanu Mukherjee?
Myself mother of a 8 year old Mild autistic son.He was diagnosed at 6 year old .He was admitted in a normal scholl & 2 years he was going in that school.First year he was good with a very good teacher .In class 2 severe deterioration was there & he would not sit in class.At the recommendation of school principal we took for test & diagnosed as mild autistic .However he is a bright student & good speech.He can do most work independently also.This year i admitted him in a special school & there is good improvement in overall studies & also behaviour.Still delay issues & non related talking is there.What the special school is telling is to get into a acholol which can allow him to sit at exams but allow not to attend regular class as in a group he is lost .He needs 1:1 attention.He is very good in studies also & can read & write 2 languages good in maths too.I live near Tollygunge & wanting to know about some good inclusive & coopeartive schools.
Over the year in my opinion my son has improved a lot & came at borderline & i am sure with help he will improve.But i dont want him to suffer as earlier as it decreases his confidence.Can anyone help i will be thankful.
@paromita1810 I had the same feeling when I first met him. It was @KolCB's suggestions that I blindly followed. My son is much improved now. Also that, you'll have to continue these instructions while at home too. I would ask for Zahir's advise on speech / language therapists. I am consulting Santanu Mukherjee for my son and can assure that he is extremely result oriented. My son has improved from saying just 1-2 words to a complete gramatically correct sentence in just 2 and half months. Also he has made sitting habits, completing tasks, waiting and answers to atleast 50% of questions asked to him even by strangers these days. But yes as I always say it's a never ending journey without a destination.
All these information, contact details and feedback are extremely valuable. I sincerely thank everyone to take time out and share these. Please keep posting them. I'm getting lot of pointers without even asking the question.
I went to Shantanu Mukherjee with a lot of expectation as I had heard only good things about him...he asked my son for a speech and language evaluation to be done by his wife Chandrima...we felt it was a bit unnecessary. Moreover he told us the average score that can be expected even without doing the test. @arundhati I also have a lot of respect for him its just that I'm wary of him. Its good to know that ur son has improved a lot...its heartening when u can see a positive outcome especially since the mother has to work a lot for this result.