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Age : 3 Years, 4 Months
Father's name : Y.James Paul
Occupation : Security in a private firm
Mother's name : Suseela, House wife.
Siblings : Only child

Nature of disability :
Spastic quadruplegic with mental retardation. All the four limbs areaffected severely. Noneek control. He is in lying position.Scissoring of the legs his present. Does not turn or sit on his own. No experience language. Does not respond to any communications.
Medical history :
The child was born in a Municipal Hospital. Delivery was normal. Theere was no birth cry. The child did not open his eyes or suck cluids. The child was admitted in Children Hospital, Chennai and was put in incubator for 15 days.
Training given at 'Nesam' :
He is put is Early Intervention' programme. Physical exercises are given to improve his neck control, to come to sitting position, to reduce his scissoring and improve the strenght of the muscles.
Group singing and group play sessions are given to improve his receptive and expresssive language.
The mother is being taught the correct feeding position and feeding methods of facilitate his swallowing the liquids, semi solids and solids.
A toilet chart is maintained and mother is asked to take the child at regular intervals to create an awareness in the child, that toileting habits.
Various stimuli are presented to the child to improve his visual, auditory and tactile senses.

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