We’re often told that our autistic kids need things like occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and ABA. Many of these interventions are necessary, but why wouldn’t you do the best you could to make the most progress in the shortest amount of time?
Functional medicine tries to find and resolve the root cause problems in our bodies. In this way, functional medicine can serve as a helpful complement to more traditional therapies like speech, feeding, and occupational therapies.
If you have an autistic child there’s a good chance they’ve participated in occupational therapy at some point whether it was for sensory issues, dexterity problems, or balance and coordination deficits. Occupational therapy can be very helpful for children with autism.
Speech delays are one of the most common characteristics of autism. Early intervention, in the form of speech therapy, is one of the most effective ways to address this concern. However, the road to language acquisition can be long and tiresome.
One way to accelerate your child’s progress in speech therapy is to complement it with supplements.
Discussions around autism treatments seem to be divided into two groups: traditional interventions like speech, OT, and PT and integrative interventions involving supplements.
My videos are typically focused on using supplements and other holistic approaches to improve diet, sleep, and gut health. But there is value, and we have benefited from traditional therapies as well.
I want to show you how you can boost the effectiveness of traditional therapies with the addition of supplements and diet changes. Here I’ll discuss how two supplements, when paired with feeding therapy, can speed up your child’s progress.
Fish oils are one of the most commonly asked about functional medicine interventions for autism treatment. Fish oils can help reduce many symptoms of autism, but there are a few things you should know before you get started on this path with your child.