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The Harmony Seeker

NiveditaCerebral Palsy

As we hear the notes of her piano, Nivedita, who has Cerebral Palsy, introduces herself and gracefully wears her hearing aid and glasses, weaving a symphony of determination. According to her, disability is about overcoming limitations through proper intervention and aids. Through her contagious joy, her advice to parents of children with disabilities is a beacon of wisdom – embrace the journey joyfully, learn from your child’s unique movements, and prioritize holistic well-being.

Transcript

Hi, my name is Nivedita.

I’m from Bangalore.

And I’ve completed my BCA from Christ University and right now I’m, I am on a career break.

(Music) Nivedita playing the piano

So, I have CP, that is Cerebral Palsy.

Hmmmm, to the world it means locomotor disability.

Is that the only disability you have?

Hmmm, CP (laughs), hearing aid, so I use a hearing aid to enhance my hearing, hmmm, and of course my glasses, (laughs).

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So, disability according to me means the inability to do certain tasks, be it moving, your speech or your hearing.

So, if you have the early intervention, like, the proper training or the proper aid, then you can work towards that particular goal and then you can achieve it.

So, my hobbies are, I like to play the piano and I read books sometimes, I’ve watch a lot of movies and I sometimes go out with friends.

(Music)
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My advice to the parents handling the child with disability is, like, you can just work on them, joyfully, and of course, you can learn a lot from them.

Their, their ways of movement and i think, you don’t feel guilty or bad about doing something which, which may look harsh to other people, other parents.

And, and we have to work along with the child which, in a way, we too should look after ourselves, and it’s like, you know, you be healthy, and the child is going to benefit by it.

You know, there’s no point in getting disappointed or you know feeling that the child is not doing things what the normal children do.

It is, its basically, self-learning and self-taught, of course, and, you know your child better than anybody else so I think, we are there to help them out and we as parents, need to support them in all ways and expose them to the world.

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Ahh. Am I wearing hearing aids? Because if I don’t wear my hearing aid then I can’t hear the high frequency, like the whistle.

So if I wear the hearing aid I can hear the whistle.

I often say to people that nothing is impossible.

I mean, everything is possible with the right technology and the right, right, right training given.

So yeah, I would say nothing is impossible.

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