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?Don?t let mentally challenged persons feel ignored?

SAYING THAT most behavioural problems in mentally disabled persons spring out of the feeling of being neglected and ignored, clinical psychologist of Composite Regional Centre Dr Neerdha Chandramohan suggested these persons be religiously involved in family interactions.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2006 01:20 IST

SAYING THAT most behavioural problems in mentally disabled persons spring out of the feeling of being neglected and ignored, clinical psychologist of Composite Regional Centre Dr Neerdha Chandramohan suggested these persons be religiously involved in family interactions.

Dr Chandramohan was delivering a lecture at a workshop organised by the Parents’ Society of MP for Welfare of Persons with Disabilities on the topic ‘Management of behavioural problems of mentally challenged children’.

She said nearly 60 per cent persons with mental retardation had behavioural problems, due to which they face difficulty in schooling and at times cause embarrassment to their parents. Thus, managing behavioural problems becomes a priority for most parents.

Warning parents of such children, she said that owing to any reason, under any circumstances, if the parents perform the routine work of the children like brushing, feeding and others, they are unknowingly leading them to become dependent lifelong, which is an unfortunate situation. Parents should make all efforts to make these persons self-dependent.

President of the society Satyendra Saksena welcomed participants and guests and Dr Hemlata Dahare, joint secretary proposed the vote of thanks.