ABA, occupational therapy, physical therapy.
Play therapy, music therapy, art therapy.
Diet therapies, such as casein, gluten free and others.
Biomedical interventions including vitamins and certain supplements.
This is just a fraction of what's out there.
Each child has different requirements and not everything will work for every child.
Many, many "therapies" have not been sanctioned by mainstream doctors.
ABA, or applied behavioral analysis, has been approved by the APA, but a minimum number of hours each week is required, at least 20, I think, 40 hours ideally. Very expensive.Parents can be trained to do it at home some.
With autism, parents must educate themselves extensively, and this is time consuming, but rewarding.
at 12:57 PM on Nov. 10, 2009