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Old 05-31-2006, 02:18 PM   #16
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it all depends... alot of stuff can be done right in the public schools now a days. services can also be provided in the home too. the important thing is to get some one who is qualified to diagnos her like a developmental pediatrician or a phycologist and if she has seen a specialist then you are on the right road. step two would be if her parents are interested in doing more for her than just medicinal treatment to get recommendations for services that would provide good behavior training/modification for her. you can also talk to her school about what they can recommend for her as well. i am sure that there are a ton of services locally that you are not even aware of.

keep up the faith that things will come out right. before you find those anwsers there will be lots of questions. most will lead to more for the first bit but you guys will get there! dont give up yet. knowledge is your best armor, keep on looking.

 
Old 05-31-2006, 03:18 PM   #17
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I have 3 kids with combinations of ADHD, Aspergers, Autism and Bipolar. They have all had OT, speech ,pt and behavioral therapy since 18 months of age. However, without the proper medication they could not function! Each case is different. DON'T under rate medication!

 
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:38 PM   #18
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I have 3 kids with combinations of ADHD, Aspergers, Autism and Bipolar. They have all had OT, speech ,pt and behavioral therapy since 18 months of age. However, without the proper medication they could not function! Each case is different. DON'T under rate medication!
you bet! if it works dont fix it! but the other therapy is very important as well... i think that they are equally valid and that with our kids you just have to keep trying til it works didnt mean to make you think i was dismissing the medical route just that i think you need a back up and that coping skills should be taught as well is all sorry if i offended

 
Old 06-01-2006, 05:00 AM   #19
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We also used to have a hard time getting my 3 yr old with Autism into the tub. He would scream and hide. As hard as it was, I just kept getting him and making him get into the tub. After a few months of not giving in to his tantrums, he has finally stopped and will take a bath. Blake is very particular about routines and extremely head strong. We frequently have situations that come up where he is trying to be in charge. There was another problem at the grocery store. He loves frozen macaroni and cheese dinners, which are at the end of the store. As soon as we would get to the store, he would start screaming because he wanted the macaroni and cheese dinner RIGHT NOW. Our OT told us not to give in to all of his demands and routines or we will end up spending our entire day doing his routines. So, I just let him scream as we walked through the store doing our shopping. It was hard and strangers gave us funny looks, but after a few months we no longer have the screaming. It is very hard to ignore your childs screams, but for us it has worked.
Good luck in your search for what will work for your grand daughter. The hard part about Autism spectrum disorders is that there are no set answers. What works for one kid may not work for another, so you have to keep trying! Karen

 
Old 06-01-2006, 09:08 AM   #20
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After reading all the replys she has been doing all these things for years like the not talking when she sould of been, screaming at bath time, and hanging on when she heard loud noises. She was brought up by us, her fathers parents and her Mom and Dad and going to a day care after her brother was born we all new something was wrong but nothing was ever done about it till now even kindergarden didnt pick up on anything. Thanks to boards like this Im learning a lot. I just hope ir doesnt get worse the oldr she gets. Thank You eveyone

 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:07 AM   #21
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I wish kids were not so cruel (parents too)yesterday she had her field day and her mom went to. Her class mates just ignored her mostly the girls. Getting on the bus they say at the end so she couldn't sit with them. Then parents were talking in a group before the left and my daughter joined in One parent said how the kids enjoyed a sleep over party her daughter had and my daughter added that her daughter must of put the invitation in her desk and never brought it home but the lady also added about not inviting one cause the kids didn't want to bother with her because she picks her nose and scratches her butt. My daughter knew who they were talking about. Her daughter has these tics and right now that's what she does no matter how you correct her. The mother knew who she was talking about. I think if it was I, I would of just came out and corrected her so they would teach there children that some kids aren't perfect and it cant be helped what they do.

 
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