The holy trinity you need to deal with your child’s special needs

Special needs is a broad term covering many conditions, but the common thread bringing them together is the triangle of support, which is crucial for adaptability and integration.

“Special needs” is a broad term that covers medical conditions, behavioural issues, developmental issues, learning issues and mental health issues in children. I have written about some of these conditions in earlier editions of First Steps.

By now, we know that the symptoms, implications and responses are distinct for each condition. We also know there is a common thread bringing them together: accommodation. Outcomes and lives change when children with special needs find accommodation to reach their potential. Outcomes and lives change when such potential is recognized and worked towards.

One aspect of this is medication and therapy that …


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.