MASTER ANISH

    Anish was referred to Spandan as a 3-year-old child with complaints of delayed speech and poor socialization skills. He did not have a spontaneous speech but he was able to repeat advertisements when he saw them on television. He did not understand simple commands and had poor eye-to-eye contact. He had a habit of lining up things in a row and pushing them around like a train. These were some of the typical behavioural characteristics of autism that had been diagnosed by Hinduja Hospital. At Spandan he was treated with occupational therapy, psychotherapy and homeopathic medication. Within a year of treatment, he showed improvement in communication skills and understanding and reduction in irritability. After a further treatment period of 9 months, he tested as non-autistic in a CARS test. He has been able to score 80% marks in the 3rd standard at Powai English High School.