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  • How do I make sure I'm being treated by a qualified therapist?
    Your therapist must have a bachelor's/master's degree to be able to practice. Every therapist requires a license authorised by Rehabilitation council of India to be able to practice. You can ask for these details before signing up for therapy.
  • What if I'm unsure about whether my child needs therapy?
    You can sign up for the assessment and based on the results, you can decide whether your child needs therapy.
  • When should I expect my child to start speaking?
    Most children start speaking their first words between 9 and 14 months, but it can vary. If you have concerns, consult a speech therapist.
  • What are the typical milestones for speech and language development?
    Milestones include babbling at 6 months, saying simple words at 12 months, and forming short sentences by age 2. However, each child develops at their own pace.
  • How can I help my child with pronunciation difficulties?
    Encourage clear communication by repeating words correctly, providing positive feedback, and engaging in activities that promote speech clarity.
  • What should I do if my child has difficulty understanding or following instructions?
    Use clear and simple language, provide visual cues, and break down instructions into smaller steps to support understanding and compliance.
  • Are there any activities or strategies I can use to encourage my child's language development?
    Read aloud, engage in conversations, sing songs, and play games that promote vocabulary development and communication skills.
  • How can I manage my child's tantrums effectively?
    Stay calm, set clear boundaries, use positive reinforcement, and teach alternative coping strategies to help manage and reduce tantrums.
  • What are some strategies for promoting positive behavior at home?
    Establish consistent routines, provide praise and rewards for desired behaviors, and use effective communication techniques such as active listening.
  • How can I address my child's separation anxiety?
    Gradually expose your child to short separations, reassure them of your return, and establish comforting rituals to help them feel secure.
  • What should I do if my child is struggling with social skills?
    Encourage social interactions, promote empathy and kindness, and provide opportunities for playdates or structured social activities to enhance social skills.
  • Are there any techniques to promote self-regulation in my child?
    Teach deep breathing exercises, provide calming activities, set up a consistent routine, and model self-regulation skills to help your child manage emotions.
  • How can I protect my child's hearing in noisy environments?
    Use earmuffs or earplugs, limit exposure to loud noises, and maintain a safe distance from loud sound sources like speakers or fireworks.
  • What are the signs of hearing loss in infants and young children?
    Lack of response to sounds, limited speech development, turning up the volume on electronic devices, or speaking louder than usual can be signs of hearing loss.
  • How can I promote good ear hygiene for my child?
    Keep your child's ears clean by gently wiping the outer ear with a cloth, avoiding the use of cotton swabs, and ensuring they dry their ears properly after bathing.
  • Are there any precautions I should take to prevent ear infections?
    Avoid exposing your child to secondhand smoke, ensure they receive vaccinations on schedule, and practice good hand hygiene to minimize the risk of infections.
  • What are the available options if my child needs a hearing aid?
    Consult an audiologist for a proper evaluation. If a hearing aid is recommended, there are various types and models available to suit your child's needs.
  • What are some guidelines for introducing solid foods to my baby?
    Start with single-ingredient purees, gradually introduce new foods, and observe for any signs of allergies. Introduce one new food at a time.
  • How can I ensure my child is getting all the necessary nutrients in their diet?
    Offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products. Consider a balanced diet and consult a nutritionist if needed.
  • What should I do if my child is a picky eater?
    Offer a range of healthy options, involve your child in meal planning and preparation, and be patient. Continue to expose them to new foods over time.
  • Are there any specific foods I should avoid for my child's age group?
    Limit sugary snacks, processed foods, and drinks high in sugar. Avoid potential choking hazards such as whole nuts or popcorn for young children.
  • How can I establish healthy eating habits and prevent childhood obesity?
    Encourage regular family meals, limit sugary drinks, offer nutritious snacks, promote physical activity, and be a positive role model for healthy eating habits.
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