Tag Archives: ADHD

Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

Issue 55 – Celebrating with the People We Love

  Buy Single Issue Subscribe today and save 50% Features: Why Children with Autism Need Family Holiday Traditions Great tips on how to prepare a rigid child for the many changes the season brings as well as the benefits of family traditions. Brittany Fichter Inspiring Boy “Breaks” Through Autism and Its Stereotypes A mother shares… Continue Reading

Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Sleep Without Medicine

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is quite common among all age groups due to lifestyle changes and associated stressors, which also leads to anxiety depression, burn-out, and stress.  Stress can cause complicated physiological changes such as increased blood pressure, heart rate, metabolic changes, or indigestion. Sleeplessness affects children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD),… Continue Reading

New Equine Simulator Therapy Provides a Unique Sense of Calm

New Equine Simulator Therapy Provides a Unique Sense of Calm

Horseback riding therapy has been successfully prescribed to treat children and adults with developmental challenges like autism and Asperger’s for several decades now as part of a comprehensive therapeutic package. Scientists concluded long ago that the horse’s multidimensional rhythmic movement, which resembles the natural walking gait of a human, can achieve specific therapeutic outcomes. It… Continue Reading

Advice on How the Thyroid/Autism Connection Can Make a Difference

Advice on How the Thyroid/Autism Connection Can Make a Difference

During my years as a physician I have had the privilege to work with many families and their autistic children. In my experience, nearly three-quarters of those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have low thyroid function.  With proper treatment, we often see significant gains in speech, language, eye contact, motor function, growth, GI function… Continue Reading

How does the Affordable Care Act benefit people on the Autism Spectrum?

Care coordination and client-centered care are promising concepts by Maayan Jaffe More than one-third of individuals in Ohio diagnosed with a developmental disability are dually diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to a report published by the Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence for Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (MIDD CCOE). Ohio’s statistic are in-line… Continue Reading

What is Hippotherapy and how can it help children with Autism and ADHD

The reason I decided to interview Beverly Saddler was because I was interested in learning about Hippotherapy as a means of therapeutic services for Autism related therapy. I wanted to learn about the differences between Hippotherapy and equestrian therapy and it all seemed very confusing to me. So, I decided to go the horse’s mouth… Continue Reading