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What Can I Expect From Physical Therapy?

What Can I Expect From Physical Therapy?

My three year old autistic daughter is starting therapy in the morning. Can anyone tell me what to expect?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for all of your responses. She's adjusting well to pt. I didn't realize that she had some if the problems that she has until pt pointed them out.… read more

posted about 7 years ago

ABA Therapy

ABA Therapy

I really think that my son is becoming more aggressive physically and verbally since starting therapy.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

In our son's ABA program we have documentation of what's getting worse and better; a daily log of behaviors such as tantrums, and daily notes from the… read more

posted over 6 years ago

ABA THREAPY

ABA THREAPY

Does the child need to be educational diagnose to have ABA therapy?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

usually a dr dx

posted almost 7 years ago

I Would Like To Know If Anyone Has Obtained Or Received Any Services From The Easter Seals For Their Child On The Spectrum.

I Would Like To Know If Anyone Has Obtained Or Received Any Services From The Easter Seals For Their Child On The Spectrum.

My daughter apparently does not have a physical disability based on their criteria of a "physical disability". My child is on a spectrum that sure involves some limitations that affect her physically .

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

But can your child move independently? ASD doesn't necessarily impact mobility. A physical disability necessitates accessible aids (ramp, porch lift),… read more

posted almost 6 years ago

How Do You Handle Agressive Behavior?

How Do You Handle Agressive Behavior?

Hi! My grandson has been too anxious lately and we're desperate!!! Please someboy help us!!! He's been bitting and pulling out our hair
nb, we don't know what to do to make him understand, we don't believe in physical punishments and we're aware he doesn't do it intentionally. He's non-verbal. We don't want to use Risperdal because I've read that it may cause besity and diabetes. We've tried 5HTP, weighed therapy, and physical activity to help him. Any suggestions?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

@A MyAutismTeam Member, @A MyAutismTeam Member, and @Crossingshells many thanks for your ideas!!! I hadn't had the chance to check my page 'cause my… read more

edited, originally posted about 7 years ago

How Much Testing Did You Have To Go Through For The Medical Diagnosis Of Autism?

How Much Testing Did You Have To Go Through For The Medical Diagnosis Of Autism?

My son was diagnosed by the school 2 years ago with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They decided that he needed physical therapy. We had to go to our general practitioner to get a physical therapy script. He suggested seeing a developmental Doctor for the medical diagnosis

We've been doing this for about 2 months. We've seen our developmental Doctor twice and seen a ton of specialists. My son has extreme anxiety and has thrown up or had a… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I appreciate all of your insight. I seriously feel so much better about everything. I think I need to begin to stand up a little more and ask more… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

The School District Is Not Meeting My Child's Needs. Who Can I Report Them To So This Will Not Happen?

The School District Is Not Meeting My Child's Needs. Who Can I Report Them To So This Will Not Happen?

I have been playing phone tag with the head of the Special Education Association. He just keeps saying he will call me about how much money is available for my son and his physical therapy or occupational therapy. What can I do to show these people I mean business? I fell like I am being manipulated and I am very frustrated and not sure what to do.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Call the local University law disability law center it is the law for the school to follow his IEP. If the school can't they have to find somewhere that… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Non-verbal Toddler Talking

Non-verbal Toddler Talking

We currently have 2 speech therapists, physical therapy, a developmental specialist and ABA every weekday. Our 2 year old doesn't talk really at all (the occasional 'Mom'). I guess I'm looking for stories to give me hope. Did your non-verbal toddler ever catch up to their peers as far as speech goes?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes, our son did. We had all the therapists as you mentioned. Keep at it. We used horse therapy,
music therapy and then TaeKwonDo-- anything and… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Therapy And Programs For Autism.

Therapy And Programs For Autism.

okay, so my son is going to ABA therapy; but only on mon, wed and fridays for two hours. i feel that it is not enough hours of therapy for him. but who knows if it really does get him overwhelmed. i feel that i need to place him in other types of therapy. i want speech therapy, and they have told me about behavior therapy but it has been a month or two and have not called us about it. is there programs or therapys we have to seek on our own as parents or do they just give us what… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Educating Children with Autism by the National Research Council says services should be a minimum of 25 hours per week, 12 months a year. Because… read more

posted over 6 years ago