Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Autism - Support Across the Spectrum Autism - Support Across the Spectrum

Treatment Options: Advice from Your Fellow Moms!

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM
  • 12 Replies
1 mom liked this

So you've received your diagnosis...now what?  Biomedical, nutritional, alternative, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, neurobehavioral pschology, ABA, early intervention, socialization.  What does it all mean? And how do you know what's right for YOUR child?

Let your fellow moms help you navigate the dizzying sea of treatment options! 

In the replies below, you can tell us what has (and hasn't) worked for YOUR family, or share your questions to find support and answers from your fellow moms!

by on Jun. 23, 2014 at 9:35 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jun. 24, 2014 at 5:02 AM
2 moms liked this

Thanks for all the resources!!!

JTMOM422
by Brenda on Jun. 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM
4 moms liked this

We do ABA therapy. That is what works the most for Jonathan. He has made a lot of gains in less than 2 years of ABA therapy. I think one of the reasons is the connection he has with his tutor. She built a bond with him before she started working with him on therapy. We also use speech and occupational therapy. He receives physical therapy but it is not related to his autism. He also goes full time to developmental preschool.

One of the biggest things I have learned in the last 2 years is that your child's feelings towards a therapist is a big thing. If your child doesn't connect with the therapist it can actually put more strain on the therapy sessions. Don't feel guilty for moving on to another therapist. It's my son that matters in these situations not the feelings of the therapists. If he isn't happy than there is little or no progress being made.

Cafe AmyS
by Head Admin on Jun. 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM

You're welcome!

Quoting darbyakeep45:

Thanks for all the resources!!!


Cafe AmyS
by Head Admin on Jun. 25, 2014 at 3:36 PM
1 mom liked this

Thank you for sharing what is working so well for your son!

Quoting JTMOM422:

We do ABA therapy. That is what works the most for Jonathan. He has made a lot of gains in less than 2 years of ABA therapy. I think one of the reasons is the connection he has with his tutor. She built a bond with him before she started working with him on therapy. We also use speech and occupational therapy. He receives physical therapy but it is not related to his autism. He also goes full time to developmental preschool.

One of the biggest things I have learned in the last 2 years is that your child's feelings towards a therapist is a big thing. If your child doesn't connect with the therapist it can actually put more strain on the therapy sessions. Don't feel guilty for moving on to another therapist. It's my son that matters in these situations not the feelings of the therapists. If he isn't happy than there is little or no progress being made.


princess_1983
by Bronze Member on Jun. 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM

My son has been in ABA therapy for 3 years. He has improved so much.

okpondlady
by Member on Jun. 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM
1 mom liked this

So far Alex does OT, PT, Speech Therapy, and Behavioral therapy.  It seems to be working for him.

TANSTAAFL- There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

Mwheels72
by Member on Jul. 16, 2014 at 1:41 PM

We do Speech therapy, OT and ABA for awhile for autism from age 2-6 now taking a break to get some long overdue added specialist neuro pcyche  evaluations. We are now keeping a Food Journal for Allergy test now to narrow down food allergies. Looking into safety and carseats through insurance. (military)

Pinkmani
by on Jul. 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

My child doesn't have Autism, but I lurk in the Autism section because I'm a SLP. Have any of you tried the GFCF diet? 

fiona1234
by New Member on Aug. 16, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Fiona has suffer of Catatonia at the age of 16.  Before she was very easy to raised, never took any medicine but suddenly she has drastically changed and need medicine for anxiety, for sleeping (sleep barely 5 hours without). I don't like the idea she has to take this medicine but without she looks too anxious and worry. 

She is doing acting classes with a group of special need kids with or without autism and she really enjoy this activity. She can bike but can't tie her shoes but she speaks perfectly French and English and she enjoys singing and acting.

Macphee
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM
We tried everything to eliminate possibilities: speech therapy, occupational therapy have been ongoing for 4 years. Somewhat successful, gradual gains.
ABA has been for 6 months, leaps and bounds. GFCF diet: no change

, biomedical approach: severe inflammation, leaky gut and fast acting metabolism identification improved behaviors and communication drastically.

Nutrition sort of went hand in hand with biomedical (avoid heavy carbs, processed sugars, allow 8 small meals a day, increase healthy fats and minimize unhealthy fats),

Social groups: still in progress, swimming was successful, soccer was sort of successful, success for ds is forcing him to cope with stressful situations instead of sheltering

Next attempt: full time in mainstream, transition from only 2 hrs a day. We are trying special Olympics and Boy Scouts next
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN