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Anyone had experience with both DIR/Floortime and ABA?

Anyone had experience with both DIR/Floortime and ABA?

I'm looking for some insight from anyone who's had experience with both DIR/Floortime and with ABA. We might be moving our son to a new school who uses DIR/Floortime but our Regional Center thinks it's not as effective or useful as ABA.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

ABA is compliance driven. Pick up a dog training book and you will learn good to do ABA. Floor time is child lead and your child gets to learn to lead.… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Looking for suggestions in getting 6 yr old dressed for school.

Looking for suggestions in getting 6 yr old dressed for school.

My son is 6 years old and attends school M-F. Lately every morning it has been a challenge getting our son to get dressed. He has a meltdown and fights with us. He punches, kicks, screams, you name it. If we tell him to stop hitting he has even more of a meltdown. This has become an issue not because by the time he finally calms down and gets dressed we end up being late to school. We have tried having him pick his clothes. We have also tried having… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I hope you've found a morning routine that works for you! I wanted to update because over the past year my son has been receiving home based aba… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

Planning to move from washington state to los angeles

Planning to move from washington state to los angeles

Planning to move from washington state (puyallup) to los angles hoping for better autism services. The wait list here for therapies as well as appointment for developmental pedia is unbearable (only 2 dev pedia in pierce county atm). Just wondering if there are better services somewhere in burbank or glendale area. My son is 10 has a diagnosis, has iep, in special center class, gets 30mins of speech weekly in public school. No ABA yet.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

This is good info, i really appreciate it. Although most of my husbands' family live in glendale, i really prefer the burbank area.
This week i will… read more

posted about 13 hours ago

Regression after anesthesia?

Regression after anesthesia?

My youngest is displaying signs of ASD. We have had her evaluated once, she was a little behind in speech and language but the evaluator was not concerned. We are trying for another eval with videos of her range of behaviors. My concern is that after watching her older brothers regress that she will do the same. She needs some dental work and outright fights the dentist. He says she needs to be put under general anesthesia to complete the work. I read somewhere that kids on the… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We've had to put our son under general anesthesia for a couple of procedures. At first, we were very worried, very against it, until it couldn't be… read more

posted about 14 hours ago

Does any of you experience the frustration of family or Drs. Not believing your child is on the spectrum??

Does any of you experience the frustration of family or Drs. Not believing your child is on the spectrum??

This is frustrating because its behavior not a specific LOOK of having autism.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We lost a year because our pediatrician wouldn't believe us, time that would have been much better spent in early intervention. Demand an assessment.… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Help Me to Help My Son Resources: Medical, Education, Peditrician,: ABA therapist, Transportation & Prayer

Help Me to Help My Son Resources: Medical, Education, Peditrician,: ABA therapist, Transportation & Prayer

Our children do not walk around with a sign saying I have this diagnosis WATCH OUT
However, it has become my living nightmare getting qualified resources.

In Baltimore, Maryland there aren't any medical service providers that take kids under three for mental health diagnosis/treatment. Technically no one wants to diagnosis that young or put a child on medication, but my son since 2017 has steadily gotten… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Contact the Department of Developmental Disorders and ask about support groups, rss, anything. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a behavioral… read more

posted 2 months ago

Has anyone used Zoloft on their child?

Has anyone used Zoloft on their child?

My son is 11yrs old. We put him on Abilify but his problems were getting worse at school. He was taking meds in the morning -so we asked the doctor to take meds at bedtime thinking he is “too tired and cranky” during the daytime at school. Today he has off of school; he woke up (after the med change to bedtime) and he was angry at nothing. He said he wanted crabmeat and I didn’t have any. Then he screamed about things that didn’t make sense. He had a scream fest for about 30… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I started Zoloft in 2007 for anxiety. I still take it, and it works wonders. I actually take Abilify along with it to boost it...my anxiety is… read more

posted 4 days ago

Residential treatment for aggression

Residential treatment for aggression

Hello,
Have there been any parents that had to place their autistic child/adult in residential treatment due to aggression? My son is 18 years old and his aggression has increased as well aa hia OCD. He hits his family, classmates and teacher. He destroys his clothing, bedsheets, blankets and towels. There's more destructive OCD behavior but the aggression is the worst. Hes been on Risperdal 1mg for alnost 2 weeks. I want ro increase it but the psychiatrist told me to wait… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Sorry for delayed response. But first you'll need a Homeopath Doctor. Or a Biomed Doctor. Traditional Doctors are not skilled in this and honestly don't… read more

posted 4 days ago

PICKY EATER HELP!!!

PICKY EATER HELP!!!

Hello Everyone and anyone who can assist me!!!!!

I'm looking for suggestions... my son is a very Picky eater and I would love to introduce him to new foods or at least food he use to eat. He is 6 years old now so i have to be very clever but i really want to be honest with him. He loves loves loves pizza, apples chips/doritos and of course fruit snacks but i slowed that down. i do give him a probiotics to keep him regular which has been very helpful!

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Our development pediatrician suggested that you put a small amount on the plate without requiring the child eat it. Continue
doing it till it becomes a… read more

posted 6 days ago

Does anyone have a child with Asperger's that is obsessed with cars? Do they ever outgrow any of their limited interests?

Does anyone have a child with Asperger's that is obsessed with cars? Do they ever outgrow any of their limited interests?

I can't find any children that can relate to my child at all. He goes off on a tangent about cars nonstop. He thinks that everyone knows about what he likes and should like the things that he likes. I have encouraged his interest in Mustangs by buying him books on the subject, model cars, matchbox cars, etc. He likes to draw pictures of the interior of cars from memory. He is only 5 and in… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son is 4 and talk about cars constantly. He wakes up talking about cars , at school and at home. It's almost like he enjoys the parking lot more than… read more

posted 7 days ago
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