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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
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One more quick thing...what the neuropsychologist...

One more quick thing...what the neuropsychologist shared with me regarding how she makes a differential diagnosis between ADHD and ASD is something forged from her 20 odd years of clinical...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By livinglife
I think that it is important to note, again, that...

I think that it is important to note, again, that often ASD is not diagnosed until the ages of 6 to 8, and new research, is indeed showing that 25 percent of children with an ASD diagnosis,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By livinglife
Letitia, I'm going to tell you something very...

Letitia, I'm going to tell you something very contrary to Linda on the Move, given my own experiences. I hope it doesn't frighten you more, or, worry you unduly. I absolutely understand your grief....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By livinglife
You both could take magnesium citrate in...

You both could take magnesium citrate in supplement form. Often people with insomnia or migraines are deficient, in fact, many people are deficient and are not yet suffering signs of deficiency. It...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By livinglife
A great replacement for oats is quinoa flakes...

A great replacement for oats is quinoa flakes made by the brand Ancient Harvest. You add water to it to made a hot breakfast cereal. I use quinoa flakes to make matzah balls for chicken soup (eggs,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-15-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By livinglife
Hi Lottie, sorry i'm just getting back to your...

Hi Lottie, sorry i'm just getting back to your question. Which one, gluten or dairy, was the worst offender? I believe that they both were equally so. There are a lot of theories why this is so,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By livinglife
take the leap!

It is a leap of faith, I grant you. I absolutely needed to hear that this worked from other parents, 10 years ago, when I put my son on a gf/cf diet for the first time. Then, every step of the way,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-11-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By livinglife
YES, I went through this and came out the other...

YES, I went through this and came out the other side. I've since learned that I used many techniques that professionals use when dealing with a child with food refusal. You may decide to work with...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By livinglife
Oh, we also love the magic tree house book...

Oh, we also love the magic tree house book series.  You can buy the books read by the author on CD, or get them on loan from the library.  They are about a brother and sister who travel back in time...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By livinglife
Try the pbs show nature, each is an hour long,...

Try the pbs show nature, each is an hour long, and you can stream them from various sites.  Each is a facinating topic about animal behavior and a beautiful location.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-20-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By livinglife
Yes, swings in regulation is something you will...

Yes, swings in regulation is something you will see in kids that have ASD.  I guess another thing I should add is that you should be prepared to keep looking for "new" remedies, when the old are no...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By livinglife
In my area we have had evaluations done by an...

In my area we have had evaluations done by an optomatrist which is a doctor of optomatry.  I believe that an opthamologist is an MD with an eye speciality (in my opinion not the best choice for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By livinglife
Hi Baltmom, i'd consider two things, aside from...

Hi Baltmom, i'd consider two things, aside from taking gluten out of his diet.   I'd consider his gut health...and try a "sugar" free diet, which, is a candida regulating diet.  By cutting out sugar...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By livinglife
Pull up www.irlen.com (http://www.irlen.com)  ...

Pull up www.irlen.com (http://www.irlen.com)
 
My formerly ASD son has Irlen syndrome, a well researched and documented brain processing problem, which produces a sensitivity to certain light...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By livinglife
Does he go to preschool, and if so, does he have...

Does he go to preschool, and if so, does he have the same issues with low frustration tolerance in that environment?  If so, are they able to help him manage that environment successfully?
 
If...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By livinglife
My short answer is yes.  My son had many issues...

My short answer is yes.  My son had many issues over the years including reoccurring facial and vocal tics that eventually cleared through the use of the homeopathic strep nosode via the CEASE...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,958
Posted By livinglife
Sigh...this is a common complaint of parents of...

Sigh...this is a common complaint of parents of children with special needs.  I feel defensive around this one personally.  I've never felt my son has had an evaluation that's ever revealed his true...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,958
Posted By livinglife
Contact Maya, some of my best answers come when...

Contact Maya, some of my best answers come when I stop trying to "figure it out" and just trust that with time I will discover what I need to know.  You can work with what you got from the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By livinglife
Sillysapling...that's just it.  OT for SPD in...

Sillysapling...that's just it.  OT for SPD in children is hardly every covered.  The OT specified in most insurance plans are for those suffering the effect of strokes and head injuries.
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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-27-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By livinglife
Contactmaya, in my experience, OT isn't even...

Contactmaya, in my experience, OT isn't even covered by traditional insurance unless it is a very expensive plan.  Once, I had it covered for my son, for a short time, when my husband had a GREAT...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-10-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By livinglife
You may be able to get enough good information...

You may be able to get enough good information about protocols from Dr. Yasko's website and message board.  I never got her testing for my son but I already knew he must have had the detox pathway...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By livinglife
Would you consider consulting a homeopath?  You...

Would you consider consulting a homeopath?  You have a VERY complex situation (no need to tell you that, I'm sure) so I can't compare my child to your's, but, he had a much milder form of autism,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By livinglife
I haven't read the whole thread but when I saw...

I haven't read the whole thread but when I saw that you asked what can be done in this situation, I wanted to offer up what my child's school has done in the past.  They call it an "enforced...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By livinglife
Your welcome Babysmurf....I want to add that...

Your welcome Babysmurf....I want to add that this is the "cure" that people talk about when referring to the gf/cf diet being a partial or complete cure for spectrum disorder.  This is not true for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By livinglife
However, if you are finding that the "dietary"...

However, if you are finding that the "dietary" treatment is key to the change in his behavior and learning then do NOT reintroduce foods to aggravate the symptoms, making him qualify for a...
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