Parents should seek help without delay : bringing up a son with cerebral palsy

Neeta, Nayak and Nayak, Nitin (2019) Parents should seek help without delay : bringing up a son with cerebral palsy. Learning Curve (5). pp. 61-62. ISSN 2582-1644

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Nirmit was born on July 12, 2011. At the time of birth, he weighed only 1.4 kg. We were quite shocked when we learnt this. We could not sleep for the whole week. We were under tremendous tension and scared as to what would happen in the coming days. Doctors were also not able to give us a clear diagnosis. After staying in the hospital for 20 days, we brought Nirmit home. We had no idea about the problems we would face in future. We only thought that Nirmit was a little weak. We consulted many doctors but there was no improvement and he was still slow in reaching developmental milestones. After ten months, we met Dr Tikkas who is a paediatrician in Hamidia Hospital. He told us that Nirmit was suffering from cerebral palsy (CP) and needs various types of therapies. He advised us to go to the CRCi. We were really worried about the future of our son. However, we started taking him to the CRC regularly which was 15 km from our place. At home also, we started all the therapies that were done by the therapists at the centre. But not much improvement could be seen. We continued taking him to the centre for about three years. In between, we faced certain family problems and could not attend to Nirmit properly. His development had slowed down further. Meanwhile, Dr Tikkas told us about Dr Vikas Kadam who is an occupational therapist and whose therapies helped Nirmit in sitting up and walking.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Neeta, Nayak and Nayak, Nitin
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Inclusive education, Child with disability
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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