Bonding with special kids most necessary, says expert

All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) Director Dr Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj, JSS Medical College Vice -principal Dr Ravi at the inauguration of Practical Lab at AIISH in Mysore on Thursday. DH photo

These are the three guidelines that could help the audiologists in treating the children suffering from disability, according to JSS Medical College Vice-principal (Clinical) Dr Ravi who is also the professor of paediatrics.

Seminar

Speaking after inaugurating the two-day national seminar on ‘Paediatric Hearing and Assessment and Rehabilitation’ organised by All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) here on Thursday, Dr Ravi said if the audiologists practice the afore mentioned criteria, it would ease the process further.

 If they try to win over the child, it would rather help in communicating well, besides dealing with it, without any hiccups. Most importantly, the role of parents and their willingness to co-operate with the experts in minimising the disability is also essential, he added.

More deaths

Recalling his nascent days as Paediatrician, he said there were more deaths among kids due to gastroenteritits and several other diseases. They were working in miserable conditions. Now, due to the advent of technology, it is exactly the opposite.

AIISH Director Dr Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj cautioned the audiologists against creating anxiety among the kids and discourage the parents who knock on their (audiologists )doors after trying out other forms of medicines.

He advised them to be kind to the kids and never underestimate them. Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj termed assessment of the cause equal to cracking a puzzle.

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