EPN 2022

V Sivaprakasam

V Sivaprakasam , Speaker at Neonatal Conferences
Indian Academy of Pediatrics & Natraja Children's Hospital and Child development center Chidambaram, India
Title : Immunization and developmental card-An easy way to asses Development

Abstract:

Introduction:
The Incidence of Autism, ADHD and LD is increasing. We need to reduce it in a easy and simple way.

How & why the Immunization and Developmental Card Developed:
We need a very simple and quick method to assess development in a busy paediatric office practice. Developmental assessment is very important for early identification of Neuro developmental problems like Autism. Intellectual disability, Learning disability and ADHD. Hence, we combined the IAP Immunization schedule published in Indian Paediatrics and some important Developmental milestones in one card.

We need the parents also should fallow the Development and hence we translated it in Tamil. Planned to translate in all Indian Languages.

Immunization schedule published in Indian Paediatrics and some important Developmental milestones in one card.We need the parents also should fallow the Development and hence we translated it in Tamil. Planned to translate in all Indian Languages.

How to use this card?
It is very simple and easy.. He needs to observe what the child is doing, behaving  during immunization visits and by doing age-appropriate simple tasks like using cubes, coping a circle, square or Triangle, drawing a man, asking his/her name and so on. He can complete the assessment within 5 mints and put a Tic on the side of the given milestones.

What to do if we identify a delay?
When we identify any Delay or deviation, we can refer to Developmental Paediatrician/DEIC for further Assessment and management.

Why:
We need to identify NDD early and start early intervention to achieve complete cure. The Incidence of Neuro developmental Diseases will be reduced to 50 % of what it is now.

What to do if we identify a delay?
 We can refer to Developmental Paediatrician/DEIC for further Assessment with appropriate Tools and management. We need to have regular fallow up

Conclusion:
 This card can be used by any MBBS Doctor working in PHC, RBSK scheme, all Paediatricians and Health care workers, Nursing Assistants in Private Hospitals, clinics, and even the parents and Grandparents. It will be very simple and easy way to pick up developmental delay and early signs of all NDD

Early identification will help to start early intervention and gives a benefit of maximum improvement in functioning. It will reduce the incidence of all NDD and help our Nation to progress to a powerful Nation as per our Past President Abdul kalam’s Dream!

Audience learns from this presentation:

  • Developmental assessment will become a part of clinical examination of a child coming for Paediatrics office practice and become a routine.
  • The developmental problems can be easily identified by using this Immunization and developmental card without spending much time. it will be a ready reckoner to mark the developmental mile stones during well child visits.
  • The future problems can be forecasted by identifying the warning signs of a future neurodevelopmental disabilities. It helps to start early stimulation to the identified child and prevent or at least reduce the severity of the future NDD.
  • Regular developmental assessment will be helpful to high-risk babies to prevent NDD

Biography:

Dr. V. Sivaprakasam studied in Madras University in Tamil Nadu India and had his MD Degree in Pediatrics in 1982. He did PG Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics and Developmental Neurology from Kerala University. He had his own Nataraja children’s Hospital and Child developmental centre at Chidambaram Tamil Nadu India. He is a member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics and served in many levels in the academy, President of IAP Tamil Nadu in 2012, National Executive board member for 3 years and State projects coordinator at present. National Trainer for Learning Disability and NDD. In IAP and Government National Health Mission. He got the highest honour from IAP, FIAP Award - Fellow in Indian Academy of Pediatrics . He also got Senior Pediartician Award and Dr. Balagopal Raju’s Active Pediatrician Award He trained several Doctors and 2000 Teachers on LD He Designed a Tool to screen children with Dyslexia with his team. He also designed an Immunization and Developmental card to assess Development in routine Pediatric office practice.

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