In the realm of Pediatric Neuro Developmental Therapy, Asimayan Nandi stands as a distinguished figure, having recently completed advanced courses and training in various specialized areas. Holding a PhD and recognized for his expertise, Nandi serves as a Senior Consultant Paediatric Neuro Developmental Therapist at the Child Developmental Centre in Apollo Multispeciality Hospital, Kolkata.
Nandi’s extensive training includes Basic Neuro Developmental Therapy from the South African Neuro Developmental Therapy Association, Johannesburg, and specialization in the BOBATH Method. His diverse skills encompass tackling neuro-disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida, neuro-developmental issues like Autism, and genetic conditions like Down’s syndrome.
Fueled by his interest in normal child movements, Nandi completed advanced level – II NDT courses on Movement Analysis and Facilitation of Athetosis child from the Bobath Centre, London. Furthermore, he obtained advanced upper extremity management and treatment training for children from the Neuro Developmental Treatment Association, USA.
Nandi is not only proficient in assessing children with the Bayley Scales for Infant and Toddler Development but is also certified in Hydrotherapy from IATF, Valens, Switzerland. His credentials extend to being a Certified Sensory Integration Therapist from the University of Southern California and a qualified assessor of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule -2, a gold standard test for ruling Autism.
His impactful contributions to research are evident through multiple poster presentations at prestigious international conferences. These include topics such as the efficacy of balance training in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the relationship between fine motor function and cognition in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Nandi’s commitment to advancing the field is underlined by his recent poster presentation on the use of scanning pens with children with Autism at the European Academy of Childhood Disability in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2023.
In summary, Asimayan Nandi continues to be a trailblazer in the field of Pediatric Neuro Developmental Therapy, showcasing a dedication to learning and contributing to advancements in care for children with developmental challenges.