Autism Support Network
Therapies - Discussion
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12 Jan 2014 10:04 PM
Are parents and carers of autistic children using less medication to suppress their autistic childrens symptoms now than they were 10 years ago...have they noticed a marked improvement in their childrens responses to life and if so how have they implemented these positive changes?
12 Jan 2014 10:28 PM
My son doesn't take any medications.
13 Jan 2014 11:38 AM
My twins remain unmedicated. The local psychologist and neurologist work together in this area to prescribe meds. They start with the meds that are the weakest with the fewer side effects and go up to the stronger ones if necessary.
I'm a strong proponent of the sensory diet to "medicate" a child. If you keep track of what's calming vs excitatory for your child, you can help them without drugs.
Antoinette Du Toit
13 Jan 2014 12:31 PM
That's a good plan! How do you know which exercises are excitatory? Calming exercises are good for bedtime. Everything else has a sedating effect! Should I only do calming ones?