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?
Answer by frogdawg at 11:31 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by dayle7 at 11:00 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
Answer by san78 at 9:18 AM on Aug. 24, 2010