Picture books as a scaffold for externalisation

Picture books can serve as a wonderful way to externalise problems, not only for children but adults too. The illustrated stories help readers of every age, understand, explore and even encourage them to talk about the worries, and sadness around them. Many narrative practitioners use picture books for externalising problems  in their work with children,…

The Special Something

Presenting from A Room Full of Stories, 2016 – The Special Something. Jehanzeb Baldiwala and Raviraj Shetty (both thought partners and colleagues at Ummeed Child Development Center) are co-authoring a book called ‘The Special Something’. The Special Something is a collection of stories that intends to honour and celebrate ‘little’ special things that parents do…

The I’m-Perfect Fathers Group: A Gathering Of Fathers Of Children With Disabilities

The I’m-perfect Fathers Group paper was published in the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy and it was instrumental in representing respectful ways of honouring diversity and supporting fathers in the alternative narratives of fathering. THE I’M-PERFECT FATHERS GROUP: A GATHERING OF FATHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Raviraj Shetty, Jehanzeb Baldiwala, Tanya Vasunia ABSTRACT Objective: The…