How to navigate the maze of behavioural disorders

Early diagnosis may be the key to understanding behavioural disorders, but recognizing and appreciating the difference between them is life-altering for the child.

As a newborn, Rayan ticked all the boxes—the pregnancy was without any complications and he was a full-term baby with appropriate weight. He was in our daycare since he was eight months old. While he reached most of his physical milestones such as crawling, sitting, standing and walking, he preferred to be alone and never mixed with other children of his age. By the time he turned two, he had never responded to his name. He had never spoken a single word, only pointing to things he wanted. He also engaged only in solitary activities. 

Then there was Kartik, one …


Arati Nanavati

Arati is an early childhood education specialist who is passionate about working with young minds in their formative years. Before joining the education sector in 2015, she had stints in the corporate world and was a full-time parent briefly. Currently, she is handling the school excellence function at a leading pre-school chain, where she helps build curricula, trains teachers and audits centres, besides conducting parenting workshops.