I'm interested in finding anything that can help my son further in development and finding his special talents and gifts!!!
Music Therapy has been great for my son because they use singing as the way to teach kid to talk w/out the speech therapy stress.
Listening therapy has also been good since this helps my son to regulate his auditory sensory issues (this was done through OT, our insurance paid it)
Visual Therapy (also done as OT for economic reason. It can be done also as PT) to help him focus.
Food therapy (some treat as ABA, others OT) helps my son to gain variety of food.
Yes, My opinion! I took my son to a neurologist at the Michigan Institute for Neurology Disorders to get his brain checked out. I asked for a MRI, which can determine any nerve damage or signs of distress in the brain. You want to know this stuff so, that you can make better treatment decisions. My son was 2, diagnosed at 3 with Autism and I chose not to engage in any pharmaceutical treatment besides, a multivitamin and an iron pill once a day because, my son does not have any nerve damage or signs of distress detected in the brain, so far. At ths point, OT and speech therapy along with preschool is what he does. Every 6-8mths the neurologist does a MRI to check his brain for any changes. Actually, my son has an upcoming MRI appointment.
Hi. I am a big fan of program such as floor time or son rise. I've been doing those for a while now (I've done ABA but it wasn't a good fit for us). My boy just thrived. While still on the spectrum, he is now a happy, engaged kid that is full of emotion and kindness. The book in the previous message is about that as well. I read the one Dr. Greenspan wrote "the child with special needs" since he talks about how to deal with certain situation as well. Diets can help too.
Neurotherapy helps balance the electrical activity in the brain. Then you get all sorts of benefits like sleeping through the night, increased speech, more attentive, more stable moods.
RDI is a terrific therapy that teaches the child to be more flexible.... to be a dynamic thinker.