Sarah Ziegel’s experience of fighting for her boys and their education has given her great insights that she shares in her book. Sarah does a fantastic phone in too, with practical ideas for parents struggling to get help from their local authorities. Well worth following.
Founder and director of Action- attainment
Thomas (17) helping his little brother Marcus (8) with his spellings homework on this rainy Sunday morning.
Thomas and his twin brother, Benjamin had ABA tutors for 8 years, our middle son also did ABA for 6 years and Marcus has had ABA tutors for over 6 years now so in our house, everyone is an ABA tutor.
For those who are not familiar with bio medical treatment , there are natural alternatives to drugs such as Ritalin or sleeping pills.
Our boys, two of whom additionally have ADHD take nutritional supplements. One did have Ritalin for a year age 7 when he was frequently smashing windows and could not sit still at all. I was not keen for a lifetime of drugs so we sought alternative help.
The boys were treated for a few years by a wonderful qualified Doctor who specialised in autism but since then they have been treated by nutritionists. Nutritionists don’t just talk about diets.
Supplements such as Theanine (found in green tea) and 5 HTP are given but you do need specialist advice and shouldn’t try to treat your children without a recommended expert.
Anyone interested in finding out more, look at the Treating Autism website or Lilias Ahmeira’s facebook page.