Caring for Special Children | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 23, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 23, 2016


Caring for Special Children

Najifa Tabassum was a premature baby and the doctor called her Einstein at her birth. First recognised to be a special child when she was 18 months old, her parents noticed that she does not make eye contact or respond like an average toddler would, they took her to the doctor and came back with the diagnosis that she is a child with special needs.

As she grew older, her symptoms became more prominent. Najifa is more than 6 years old now. She can respond to any sound, but does not speak; makes baby noises while playing with 'breeze' and light. 

Her condition is getting better after she got enrolled into the school for special children. The school has arranged special education, therapies for her enhancement of emotional and behavioral skills, free of cost. She is on medication twice a day, but her doctor suggested that the best and only medicine is care and attention from the people around her. She needs to trust people and we need to build that trust.


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