How to identify Autism?

Autism Behavior Identification Questions.

OT-Sensory Integeration


(“Does she/he . . . ”)

cuddle like other children?

look at you when you are talking or playing?

smile in response to a smile from others?

engage in reciprocal, back-and-forth play?

play simple imitation games, such as  hide and seek


 (“Does she/he . . . ”)

point with his/her finger?

Use gesture? Nod yes and no?

Direct your attention by holding up objects for you to see?

Have odd speech?

show things to people?

lead an adult by the hand?

give inconsistent response to his/her name? . . . to commands?

Use  repetitive or echolalic speech?


(“Does she/he . . . ”)

 have repetitive, stereotyped, or odd motor behavior?

 have preoccupations or a narrow range of interests?

 attend more to parts of objects (e.g., the wheels of a toy car)?

 have limited or absent pretend play?

 imitate other people’s actions?

 play with toys in the same exact way each time?

 appear strongly attached to a specific unusual object(s)?




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Warm Welcome From Geeka!!!!!!  

Today’s Topic is going to be about Motor Planning  

I hear somebody saying that’s a new term for me

Surely it is going to be new especially to parents  

Play is going to be the occupation for the child( sometimes that’s needed for us also)

Just think what happens to a child when it is not moving or playing

Lack of movements stores all the energy and makes the child to be hyperactive

The brain commands the mind to do things systematically .This will improve the eye movement to be focused, also there will be activation of muscles, joints and organize information in the brain.

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To stabilise this phase, Motor Planning, mainly the Gross motor skills and Fine motor skills equip the child to be active and stay in reality for even more time.

Through these activities, the child performs the task without clumsiness and also throws away the fears of jumping, swinging, and playing around. Once they sweat, there will be good appetite and deep sleep. The Child will gain the better sense of center of gravity and the rhythm of various movements.


By practicing this, the level of confusion will reduce and the child can do things independently. There will be improvement in completing the new task, proper attentiveness and good progress timely response.


The Positive social experience occurs gradually in Child’s life.

Bye Bye till our next meet 🙂













Exercise can help your kids Mind development

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Warm welcome from Geeka

Today’s topic is going to be about  Kids Exercise


Exercise increase the blood flow to brain that gives more oxygen to brain and this makes a way for better thinking.

Kids will get better sleep as they are tired at night.

Exercise gives more energy

Helps in stay calmer

Unorganized activity or exercise develops coordination and creativity

More fun exercise for the child,the better the activity.

Exercise with few rules gives more opportunity for creativity and fun.

Kids should be allowed to participate at their own level of ability and interest

Bye Bye Till Our next Meet

Perceptual-Motor Connectivity



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Why do kids need Perceptual-Motor experiences?

What is Perceptual-Motor skills:

Sensory information to be successfully obtained and understood with appropriate output.

Perceptual refers obtaining information

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And Motor refer to the outcome of movement.

Thus perceptual-motor activities require children to use their brain and body together to accomplish tasks- for example, walking over obstacle course while reciting the alphabet.

kids who possess adequate perceptual- motor skills enjoy better coordination greater body awareness, stronger intellectual skills, and a more positive self-image.

Kids who lack these skills often struggle with coordination, possess poor body awareness, and feel less confident

Perceptual-motor development is critical to children’s development of brain pathways that cross the right and left hemispheres.

When to seek help?

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Poor perceptual- motor development often experience difficulty in learning to read and write when they are in the primary grades.

Until then, Bye!

Geeva Kamal Raj
Chaitanya Therapy Centre



Creating Meaningful SpeechTherapy for the child

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Hello Followers ❤ ❤

Do you know how therapy becomes meaningful to a child……..

A child has been in speech therapy for over a year.

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The Therapist initially started working on some sounds for an entire year and the child made very little progress during the time.

The therapist had a lot of queries as to why the child has not made any progress in the past year. 

3D Character and Question Mark

What was the reason for the lack in progress?

As the therapist started to dig deeper into the issue, the therapist found out the reason for less progress.

Therapist had goals for “sh” “ch” and “th” sounds. But when the therapist had discussion with the parent, the therapist came to know that all the names of the family members  include “dz” sounds.

mother and kid boy role-playing together indoor

The Therapist had no idea how important working on “dz” sounds are. 

The child has been hearing the names produced wrong, all day,everyday. No wonder the child’s family saw no progress.

Progress will happen quicker when therapists work on words that the kids use frequently.

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Therapy will be much more fun when we are work on the names of classmates, favourite dishes and restaurants etc.

The child will definitely show more progress. 


How the kids learn to write?

Hello Friends,

Today’s Topic is going to be about Writing


when can you expect a child to do better writing skills

Points to be consider:

Knowing the alphabets

Understands how words are formed by combining letters

Proper Pencil grip

Stabilizing a pencil while using visual perception to adjust fine movements in order to create correct pattern.

Overall:The mind and the body must work together.


Bye Bye,

From Geeka