A recent study on child psychology brought a ray of hope to the parents of autistics. The study, published in the Lancet, suggests if parents interact and spend time with their autistic kids regularly, it can improve their children’s ability to communicate because the child-parent bonding reduces the severity of the disease.
The study further states that parents should be trained through customised learning modules and packages on autism in order to bring out changes in their kids.
Gurgaon-based Mom’s Belief, which was founded by Nitin Bindlish and Dr Mukta Vasal, has launched a programme that seeks to empower parents of autistic children and children with special needs by providing them professional support and tailored learning resources with the tools they need to better support their child.
Dr Mukta Vasal, chief child and adolescent psychologist, Mom’s Belief, said, “As in India, more than anyone, parents don’t come out of the shambles and acknowledge their child is a special kid. This may deter the treatment and solution for them. These developmental issues could be very well managed by the unique therapeutic modules and training provided by Mom’s Belief.”
According to Mom’s Belief, a team of multidisciplinary professionals with experience in child and adolescent psychology, speech and occupational therapy, sensory integration, special education, and early childhood care train the parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, intellectual disability and learning disability.
The therapy centre in Gurgaon houses TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) certified specialists, sensory integration specialists and educators for gifted learners.
Nitin Bindlish of Mom’s Belief said, “Programme which is based on the notion that no one knows a child better than his or her parents is accepted propitiously by the experts throughout the world. So our focus is to train as many parents as possible to help these autistic kids.”