The following are only suggestions and will not necessarily apply to all children. Determining if or how to apply these strategies should be based on the child’s age, communication skills, cognitive skills, and ability to handle frustration and anxiety. Work closely with your ASD Case Manager and/or other professionals to determine which would be appropriate.
This is a family’s journey through the years (from two and half to 11 years and on..). This should give you an idea about what to expect. If you want to learn the technical details of what is AAC, please take a look at the links below. They provide excellent details about the systems availableThis article discusses the process we went throughfor the acquisition of the Traditional AAC devices. These are expensive and it will take lot of time and effort to acquire. You have to go through lot of evaluations and approvals.
Also discussed are the alternatives to the traditional AAC. This is the most cost effective and the stress free way to get the AAC device using hugely popular iDevices (ipod/itouch). But there are limitations in using this based on the child’s need. This may work very well for the kids who doesn’t have motor issues such as kids on the spectrum but may not be a good solution for the others. Check with your SLP> before buying these devices. Most of the SLP’s are not familiar with the software available or not interested in working on these devices.
Why treatment should be adapted to the child first, and his condition secondSunday, April 10th, 2011, by Natan Gendelman
When a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy or any other neurological disorder, people often accept that there will be certain things which he can and cannot do. Yet, what we often forget is that that this is a child which we are labeling; a child who possess his own character, will, dreams, opinions and personality. Each person thinks, communicates and makes choices in his own unique way, and that is something that both the medical and therapeutic worlds cannot predict. In fact, I think that trying to do so would be a huge, grave mistake, and I apologize to those who do not think this way.
Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
The Child Trauma Academy
This series is designed as supplemental material for The ChildTrauma Academy’s
video/DVD series Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children: The Core
Concepts. These materials have been developed by the ChildTrauma Academy to assist
parents, caregivers, teachers and various professionals working with maltreated and
traumatized children. Continuing Education credits can be given for reviewing these
materials. Please refer to the Introduction chapter for more information about additional
supplemental resources and CEU credits.
Your child may benefit from GFCF Diet if you see one or more of these signs:1) When the child self limits his diet especially to milk and wheat( its like a biological addiction)
2) When the child eats unusually large or small amount of food. Large amount may suggest that
child thinks eating makes him feel good because of opiates, so he should eat.Small amount
suggest many foods make him sick so he tries to avoid eating.
3) Extremely dry skin.
5) Red cheeks and ears.
6) Abnormal bowel movement.
7) Abnormal sleep patterns.