The information contained on this blog is not a substitute for training, continuing education, clinical supervision, or the importance of individual consultation for each child and family. All identifying information, including names and other details, has been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.
September 5th, 2017
Aly’s sleep problems were becoming so challenging that now her parents were losing sleep. For years, the five-year-old had woken up several times nightly. When a pediatrician’s advice failed to alleviate the problem, her parents sought help from an agency that offered their daughter sleep training using a behavioral approach. After just three weeks, Aly [...]
March 15th, 2016
Since professionals and educators may not apprise you of the many early autism intervention choices available, it’s essential to do your own research and pursue the approach that feels most suitable for your child and family.
January 26th, 2015
One of my trusted guides about the world of autism treatment is Ido Kedar, a talented high school senior who blogs at Ido in Autismland. Here’s what Ido has to say about the professionals who worked with him over many years:
“My experts have missed the mark most of my life. Kind of [...]
Enforcing eye contact is a tricky endeavor in children with autism. While gently taking a child’s head into your hands and asking him to look at you might seem innocuous, it actually can be very stressful. Parents and professionals alike need to consider the complexity of the brain networks in autism and make sure we [...]
It is such a pleasure to be taught by the real experts. The real experts are individuals with autism who are giving us first hand accounts about what types of treatment work and what kinds can actually cause suffering. One example of treatment missing the mark is when non-verbal children are assumed to know less [...]
March 15th, 2014
When it comes to early developmental delays, the roadmap to treatment is often rocky and confusing. Knowing your child’s unique individual profile* will help you tailor the right program based on his unique needs. Here is the key question:
What are the right treatments for my child at this particular time and with his/her unique [...]
When your child is diagnosed with autism or a developmental delay, in an ideal world, you would have a range of treatment choices to choose from based on your child’s unique needs. The reality, however, is that programs throughout the country utilize varying approaches, and the availability of services varies greatly from state [...]