Himabindu Venkatakrishnan's Profile

B.Sc

Himabindu Venkatakrishnan

Her expertise is in the area of speech and hearing and she also holds a certificate in Medical Transcription. She is an activist against 'heavy school bags' that can cause damage to the "backs" of young kids in India.

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Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability is a developmental delay that is significantly below average compared to peers, in terms of intelligence and adaptive skills.

Disease & Condition
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

MERS, a newly discovered respiratory disease, was recently reported in the Arabian region. MERS is caused by a virus similar to that causing common cold and other respiratory illnesses.

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Hearing Loss in Young Children and Early Intervention

Hearing Loss in Young Children and Early Intervention

Early identification of hearing loss in infants and young children and treating hearing impairment can go a long way to integrate them into the society of talking people.

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Speech and Language in a Hearing Impaired Child

Speech and Language in a Hearing Impaired Child

Language acquisition occurs mostly by hearing and listening. But when there is a problem in the auditory pathway, deliberate measures are needed for the process that otherwise occurs so naturally.

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Back Pain during Pregnancy

Back Pain during Pregnancy

Backache during pregnancy is common, but must not be ignored. Simple management techniques can help to ease back pain.

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