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An Online Support Network for Speech and Hearing

Very few people know that with early intervention and right care, children can cope with speech and hearing problems with an ease.  Therefore, to spread information and awareness about this issue, undertook an initiative to launch an online support network for parents of children with speech and hearing problems and conduct a free counseling session for parents on the occasion of Speech and Hearing Awareness Week 7-14 December 2010.  Read on to know more. 

On the occasion of THE NATIONAL SPEECH AND HEARING AWARENESS WEEK (7th to 14th December 2010), launched a support network for parents of children with speech, language and hearing problems. This event was conducted in the presence of Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist. The event was conducted under the guidance of the Ms.Nirali Khanderia Sanghi (Founder and CEO, and Mrs. Maya Sanghi, a retired Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist having an experience of more than 30 years and worked with Nair Hospital.  

About the Support Network

The support network is a compressive network of information on Speech, Language and Hearing. Also parents have an opportunity to ask online queries from any corner of the world to experienced Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist. This support network is one of its kinds and the first online support network in India for parents of children with speech, language and hearing problems. You can access the following link to visit speech, language and hearing support network

The main goal of launching this support network is to bring about awareness amongst the people about how with timely detection, diagnosis and management, individuals with different communication challenges can benefit.

The Counseling Session during the Event

On this occasion also organised a free counseling session for parents of children with speech problem. There were four Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist who were answering the queries of parents. Mrs.Maya Sanghi, Ms.Gayatri Hatangadi, Ms. Dyanada Potdar and Ms. Maitri Sahastrabuddhe are the names of the experts who answered the queries of parents. Also parents of the child who has successfully dealt with the speech and hearing problem were present at this event to share their experience and provide guidance to other parents coping with this issue. Parents got guidance on how they can help their child to cope with this problem, where they will find treatments for such problems and why early intervention is necessary.

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Aaliya.3 years ago
My child is 4 year old.Currently m in Saudi but soon will b sifting to india.My son is unable to speak.plz guide me where will i get a proper therapist in mumbai.if the clinic is between mahim n parel it would b good for me.moreover he is not speaking is there any school in mumbai for such cases.Plz do help me.Somebody suggested me to go to Wadia Hospital.
.4 years ago
we have a 3 year old son who had a problem with hearing due to otitis media from age 18 months to 30 months and he has been trough surgery for adenoides estusian tubes and grommets fitted its been 7 months now and he says around 73 words but he is not consistent is this normal ? how can he be helped to speak ? his hearing was 80db before the operation and now he hears fine sometimes he ignores us when talking to him he can understand simple commands and somtimes he can reply we would like to thank you in advance for your reply from worried parents
Pankaj Parasher.5 years ago
Gr8 information. more awareness is needed for speech and hearing problems.
Heamnt Shivaji.5 years ago
Keep up doing the good work!
Swati Gala.5 years ago
good information. more such support groups are needed.
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