Himabindu Venkatakrishnan's Profile
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 is a developmental delay that is significantly below average compared to peers, in terms of intelligence and adaptive skills.
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.
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.
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.
Backache during pregnancy is common, but must not be ignored. Simple management techniques can help to ease back pain.