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Tutoring or cognitive therapy?

My son has adhd and high functioning autism. He is in special education, but still woefully behind. I tried working with him this summer, but he argues, complains and avoids any workbooks I tried. I don't know if I should seek tutoring or cognitive therapy. We tried neurofeedback a couple years ago (age 6), but it didn't produce any significant effects. Anyone heard of Learning RX or tutoring for non-traditional learners?


Asked by tiggermom803 at 10:34 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I guess I would start by more testing first to see exactly where the learning difficulties lie, also do some EMDR, continue with any other therapies that assist my son, and then go to a learning center that is familar with working with children who have autism.

    Answer by frogdawg at 11:31 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Im afraid I cant answer your question as I do not know enough about the different learning areas you are asking about. But perhaps you could try sound therapy. My son is also adhd and struggled to read, write and learn through main stream schooling. On much research we tried sound therapy as an alternative therapy. We noticed an improvement within a week. After 3 months he has jumped ahead. You can do it at home. Check it out on the web as it has loads of information. Im not sure whether this is what you are looking for, but it may help. Good luck.

    Answer by dayle7 at 11:00 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Thanks for sharing. Any links you can provide would be great.

    Comment by tiggermom803 (original poster) at 11:07 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Biofeedback I hear so many parents say they were so unhappy with the results. I like CBT but autism really is very specific and sometimes CBT just doesn't cut it. But you know that. Every parent who has a child living with autism knows how social skills and other therapies are so important. CBT can be part of it but won't help the learning issues necessarily. Sometimes there are co morbid learning disorders. What about additional testing to see if there are other learning difficulties? I would personally start there. Learning Rx has been helpful for a few families that I know of....but none of those children also had autism. The kids did have mild learning issues. If your child has anxiety about learning - I would do EMDR.  I'm going to be doing EMRD with my son for anxiety related to eating.  I thought about CBT but EMDR works much faster.


    Answer by frogdawg at 11:26 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • bump gl

    Answer by san78 at 9:18 AM on Aug. 24, 2010