I am sorry if this question has been asked recently. I need to start giving my daughter vitamins as her diet is terrible and she eats mostly junk food and I worry she's not getting the nutrition she needs. I don't even know what vitamins to give her or how to get her to even take them. She is 3. Please any helpful tips that have worked for you would be great! Thanks!
The only ones I managed my 28 months to "eat". I put 1/4 teaspoon in his milk: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SJRKFGA/ref=sr_ph_...(Phone number can only be seen by the… read more
My 3.5 year old has been in preschool for five hours a day with the occasional extra hour of speech or OT. I am now looking to increase his (Floortime) preschool to six hours a day, incorporating the speech and OT, plus 1.5 to 3 hours of ABA a day and a few hours of just ABA on Saturday. I am impressed by what he's been able to handle so far, but I don't want to burn him out and will reduce hours if I see any sign of that. Can other parents of preschoolers share… read more
My sister in law (Betty) isn't a huge fan of me. We are literally right next door to each other and she ignores my son and I every time I see her. My son recently has been diagnosed with ASD and everyone in the family knows but I requested that everyone keeps it from Betty because, she recently became a nurse and I'm worried she will use my son as a playing card. My in laws insist that tell her because she's family. Am I being wrong by not wanting her to know?… read more
Does anyone know what the odds of having another child with ASD are? Did anyone not have anymore kids for fear?? I have twin boys both ASD, but on the mild end. I want more kids, but I'm scared. I know that I am extremely LUCKY and BLESSED with my 2, and I 'm afraid that perhaps I could have another that is more severe. I'm just torn and scared not sure what to do.
I was asked today if we would like to try some essential oils. One of my parents at my works sells these oils. As i research more and more it seems people have seen great results in veitvar and lavendar oils for sleep and focus. Has anyone ever used essential oils for help like this? Have you seen results? What kinds of oils would you suggest we try at home for a child with ASD with SPD?
I wanted to ask on here before I call ABA services tomorrow. I am wondering what questions do you all ask when looking for an ABA provider/therapist? So far I pretty much am going to see what all they provide (1:1 or group based, in home or center, etc) and see how many hours it would be for, how long the wait list (since it's pretty full everywhere apparently), and whatever else comes to mind. I feel like I have a lot I want to ask, but now that I need to call and… read more
So how do people afford this gluten/ceascin free diet....it's very expensive...are there good cheap brands I should be looking for...spent 83 bucks today and just got a few things
I am seeing and hearing a ton of conflicting information.
How old must/should a child with ADHD be when they can receive medication? I am hearing they need to be 1st grade (7 years old) and up. Is that the general guideline? Any information will help!
My 5 year old son who has ASD bothers his 7 year older brother from morning to night. I homeschool my 3 kids (FYI) I really feel bad for my older son, I don't know what to do about it. Honestly my 5 year old ASD behavior is so out of control that I fell into deep depression and I'm running out of options. I cry everyday and feel helpless. I was really thinking of putting him in a special school just so my other 2 children could have some quite time from their brother. Please don't… read more
My son is 3, has moderate autism and is completely nonverbal. He currently uses PECS well and has a binder with well over 100 cards. The binder isn't very practical, and my younger son keeps running off with all the picture cards. I know the recommended plan would be to get an ipad and proloquo2go, but we don't have the funds for that. We have started the process to try to get one, but I know how slow things like that move.
So I saw on… read more