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Age : 7 Years
Father's name : Farooq Bai - Coolie
Occupation -
Mother's name : Naushadh – House wife
Siblings : 1 elder brother, 10 year old.
Khadir Basha

Nature of disability :
Mentally retarded. He walks but does not talk. His vocabulary is limited to only asingle word, Appa. Does not Indicate his toileting needs. Does not eat on is own. Mother is only feeding him. Does not respond to his name (being called). He is withdrawn and has a blank expression.
Medical history :
He was born in a Private Hospital. Delivery was normal. Birth cry was absent. Delayed milestones. The child was taken to C.M.C.Vellore. For training at the age of 1 ½ years and the child started walking after 6 months of training.
Training given at 'Nesam' :
Activities of daily living:- He is being trained to eat on his own by first giving assistanceand slowly withdrawing help. He is trained to indicate his need to go to the toilet by taking him at regular intervals.
To improve his awareness:- He is being trained to respond to his name (being called) and indicate his body parts by touch.
Educational Activities :
He is trained to identify common objects and pictures. And to chart out objects by colour.
Speech Training:- Blowing exercise are given to improve his speech. He is being encouraged to make various sounds in group play and group singing sessions. Scribling, cutting a thick paper with a scissors and putting on cloths clips on a cardboard are given to enhance in finger – thumb opposition and finger coordination

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