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Autism, Aspergers: counseling and therapy Phoenix, Scottsdale,Peoria, Arizona

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

I believe a combination of approaches is best in treating mental health disorders like autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and more. Below is some research on positive results looking at counseling as well as nutrition.

People struggle to envision inflammation as a big factor in : Autism. Research over the past 20 years state brain inflammation is involved in : Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and more. Millions of Americans are sensitive to gluten and are not aware of it. There is cases for linking gluten sensitivity to autism and Asperger’s syndrome. A ketogenic diet has shown positive results for Autism- Aspergers. Coconut oil is one example.

Lots of research states gluten sensitivity is created by elevation of antiboides in relation to the gliadin that is in gluten products worldwide. These antibodies combine w protein( a specific kind) and specific genes are turned on in a cellular body. Once these genes are switched on cytokine that is inflamed can attack the brain. Cytokines damage tissue and create disease. Elevation of cytokines are scene in autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Individuals wonder if it is possible to prevent, cure, control, and naturally treat: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Autism, Asperger’s, Tourette’s syndrome, headaches and more when traditional medicine and Billions of Dollars are spent for each giant Pharmaceutical company in research and marketing. Many experts believe the answer is yes! An extremely strong yes is echoed by many experts and they believe in natural prevention (Diet, avoiding gluten, nutrition, exercise, counseling, CBT counseling, parenting, vitamins are vital and that as a society we must look at prevention vs treatment of the symptoms.

Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder can be identified as early as two years old. The research states that one in 88

children have a diagnosable autism spectrum disorder. Early intervention is very important to modify behaviors. Children

can be helped at all ages however the younger the child is that intervention begins the better the results according

to the early department of learning.

It is important to remember your child is not his Autism or Aspergers. Your child has many gifts and strengths and abilities and he or she and the family will have challenges, however, there is a lot of positive results in counseling and therapy as well. It is important to look at all areas in a child’s life to help them find desired balance and success. Children with Autism have many strengths and can overcome challenges and deficits with great support from family, loved ones, counseling, and more.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has shown great promise in helping children and teenagers with autism and aspergers.Behavior modification, Mindfulness, progressive relaxation, organizational skills, time management, talk and play therapy, parenting tips and more can create huge change with your child and family. I have seen it!!!!! Yes!

Lifeworks AZ; provides children with counseling and tools to manage: behavior, communicate skills, manage moods, reduce anxiety, set goals, decrease impulsivity and hyperactivity, increase healthy social skills, parenting tips as well.

Autism children Aspergers early therapy helps

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Parents that observe early signs of autism may be able to help them develop normally according to recent research studies.Researchers believe repeated social interactions and stimulation and engagement with other adults helped young babies learn more about social interactions and information. This is vital for language and communication.

The research shows that these children were able to move from behind developmentally to catching up and or accelerating in their developmental stages. Incorporating talking, singing, nurturing touches at a high frequency is extremely helpful for children w autism and or similar developmental issues.

Preschool age children who receive intensive therapy tend to do better than those with pronounced symptoms who are identified after the pre-k age. The average age for autism diagnosis is age 4 however there is a push to diagnose earlier so that change can be facilitated as early as possible. One in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism in the United States.

Experts state that between 15-36 months is where autistic symptoms become more visible. Parents can learn interactive play techniques and sounds that interact with their children. Enhanced engagement with parents is a very important piece regardless of the technique that was used for engagement.

Autism Children Therapy that works!

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Autism is considered a life long disorder that is considered developmental by nature. The diagnosis in the DSM is based on many behavioral symptoms: social challenges, repetitive actions or obsessive behaviors, dulled sense of sensory stimulation, fixated thoughts. There is no biological test or markings. The behavioral issues become less frequent by adult hood. The alleged experts have stated that the core symptoms of autism remain. Most doctors see the glass half full in a child recovery from autism HOWEVER we know that change can happen in potentially fifty percent of autistic children in some studies.

The idea that autistic children could overcome behavioral symptoms took root with Ivar Lovas he was a founder in Applied behavioral analysis. ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis broke down every action into tiny little chunks that were learnable and could be acquired through memorization and repetition.

Many parent’s have seen their children recover from Autism using this methodology. One exercise for an autistic  child was to give an instruction, prompt the child to follow the directions, reward the child when he or she completed it( clapping, tickling,  cheer good boy,a candy) were some rewards provided. This child made amazing progress. The biggest challenge with this therapy is it is time consuming however if a parent is dedicated and has the time it can yield HUGE results!!!

In another case with a child that had severe autism the parents were taught tat if their child desired something, they would hand it to their child however they would not let go of the item until their child looked into their eyes. Within thirty days the autistic child was looking at individuals when he wanted an item and he had truly learned it was the only way to obtain what he desired. The boy started looking at others with direct eye contact after 120 days regardless of whether he was asking for something or not.

One boy learned the power of pointing for an item he desired instead of yelling, screaming, having a tantrum. He no longer yanked on his mom to get a particular for from the refrigerator. This success flowed into more success stories. He soon learned to use language to communicate.

Many doctors in the study as well as parents were thrilled. The experts concluded that autism were gone and their child no longer met the diagnosis of Autism .

Autism treatment Phoenix counseling

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Symptoms and severity varies greatly with children diagnosed with autism.

Social interactions and relationships may involve : establishing friendships , lack of empathy , nonverbal communication skills . Learning appropriate social skills is important.

Learning healthy verbal communication skills is also very important for autistic children .

Limited interest in activities and play can be some symptoms for the autistic child.

Some therapies best suited are: play therapy , art therapy , family therapy , CBT, life skills, coaching and more.

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.