Posts Tagged ‘diet for autism’

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference – Spring 2018

Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs Conference – Spring 2018

The Fall 2017 conference was ‘hurricaned’ out, so it’s been a year since I reported on the semi-annual 3-day scientific meeting of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs. This post will focus on the two most controversial topics – one,...
When Mom and Dad Disagree About Autism Intervention

When Mom and Dad Disagree About Autism Intervention

Undoubtedly, the most stressful challenge that any family might face is illness in their child. Even in cases where treatment is established, e.g. acute leukemia, there are bound to be differences of opinion about which doctor, or hospital will do the best job. When...
Your child’s autism – Was it just a coincidence?

Your child’s autism – Was it just a coincidence?

Jodi’s Story Born 3 weeks prematurely, and weighing only 5+ pounds, this beautiful child was at high risk for a multitude of problems. That might include apnea (periodic breathing), GERD (reflux), other feeding difficulties, a weak immune system, and...
The Chronicity of Autism

The Chronicity of Autism

Be prepared. Knowledge that recovery from an autism diagnosis is possible should be accompanied by an awareness of the time and resources that must be invested. The journey is characterized by periods of advancement, stagnation, and sometimes, regression. Success is...
Rerun: Autism, Apraxia, and the Oboe

Rerun: Autism, Apraxia, and the Oboe

Shortly after starting speech therapy, it is not uncommon for our parents to be informed by the professional that their child has speech apraxia. Here’s the thing, the child does not have autism AND an inability to produce words. In the vast majority of cases,...