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Category Archives: Treatment & Therapy
Do-it-yourself creativity can turn your home into an effective therapy center, saving you money and strengthening bonds with your ASD child… My ten-year-old son has been in some form of therapy weekly for the last eight years. From physical therapy … Continue reading
Many children lose the language they have gained as autism takes hold—but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to communicate. During my son’s toddler and preschool years I read everything I could get my hands on—but it wasn’t bestselling novels … Continue reading
Addressing digestive issues can lead to improved health for ASD kids… and you. One can judge the efficacy of a given supplement by the length of time it survives in the market. Parents of children on the autism spectrum are … Continue reading
A newly discovered disorder may play a role in autism… Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) – which include autistic disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) – are defined by behavioral observations and characterized by impairments in communication … Continue reading
While pharmaceuticals are sometimes used to treat the symptoms of autism, many parents worry about potentially toxic conventional drugs and instead (or alongside more conventional treatments) turn to natural therapies to ameliorate symptoms of the disorder. This “alternative” medical approach … Continue reading
Dogs can be valued therapeutic companions for people with autism Kids and dogs. Everyone agrees they go together, but for children with autism, dogs can be far more than best friends. They can be therapists, comforters, mood stabilizers, and conversation … Continue reading
Caring for a child who has autism is the ultimate labor of love. Your child always needs you and you need to be there for your child. Yet despite your best intentions, there are recurring moments in every parent or … Continue reading
Harnessing the Power of Traditional, Nutrient-Dense Foods— a Partner in Treatment Success for Autism
Diet has been extremely important to me because I am professional clarinetist with a national career. I play with the Orion Ensemble which tours throughout North America, am playing principal clarinet with the Lake Forest Symphony, and frequently perform with … Continue reading
Embracing the diversity of autism to find personalized treatment. Autism is a complex biomedical condition that manifests in multiple ways. While its common core symptoms are well-known and include impaired social interaction and communication, as well as behaviors that are … Continue reading