Yes! One of ds's classmates uses excercises his mother learned at Handle. They talk about it here:<a href="http://www.handle.org/abouthdl/AUGsc14-20-HANDLE.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.handle.org/abouthdl/AUGsc14-20-HANDLE.pdf</a><br>
Handle was also at this month's Autism Day at Jubilee Farms. Their exhibit was a hit with my kids. I picked up some info and haven't looked any further yet. Thanks so much for reminding me to dig it out of my bag.
Yes! We do HANDLE with our ds. He has a HANDLE practitioner who sees him weekly (though we are moving, and so this will change because there won't be a practitioner near to us), but I also went ahead and took the HANDLE introductory training course, the second day of which was an incredible, incredible, experience.<br><br>
For a long time, we did HANDLE, but we didn't really commit to it. We weren't doing it regularly enough. But then I took the training, and we decided to actually DO it. Eight or ten or twelve weeks later (I can't remember), ds' EI therapist came over. She hadn't seen him for several weeks due to a vacation followed by illness, etc or something like that. But that day she came over, she was STUNNED. The difference in ds was amazing. I posted about it here. Do a search for posts I have made in this forum using the word "HANDLE." You'll find several.<br><br>
I highly, highly, highly, highly recommend reading (or listening on CD) to this book by the founder of HANDLE: _The Fabric of Autism: Weaving the Threads Into a Cogent Theory_. It is about autism, but applies to many other neurological issues. And it gives you a good intro to the theories behind HANDLE. You can buy the book on the website. I looooved the CD of that book. I listened to it in the car while driving around, and sometimes I didn't want to get out when I parked. The reader has a semi-monotone voice (I have a feeling this is intentional-- for folks who have autism, it is usually easier to listen to a monotone voice), but once I adjusted to the reader's voice, I fell in love with the CD.