Tips & Tricks to Try

Since posting about my son on Facebook and asking for ideas for treatment, I’ve gotten about 101 suggestions, from things ranging from different diets and communication apps to sensory tools and massage techniques.  I am so grateful and can’t wait to figure out what works best for my son, but seeing as there are SO MANY ideas and they all take time (and many of them lots and lots of $), I decided to compile a list of some of the things that people have suggested.  As I work down the list and try different ideas, I will give my thoughts on how effective (or not) each of them are; however, in the meantime, I’d like to offer this list as a resource for other parents who might not have time to do their own research.  Also, if anyone has already tried anything on this list and has any thoughts or opinions to share, or if you have anything for me to add, please feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email!

Therapies, Theories, & General Strategies:

Speech/Communication Apps:

  • Pro Lo Quo To Go
  • LAMP Words For Life
  • TouchChat
  • Skill Champ

Autism Apps:

  • Rufus (there are several different ones)
  • First Then Visual Schedule
  • Autism Lite

Sensory Tools/Ideas:

  • Tagless shirts (or cut tags out), no jeans, softer materials, scent-free detergent
  • Weighted blanket (pre-made or kit)
  • Compression/weighted vest
  • Check for uncomfortable seams in clothes, socks
  • Sensory brushing
  • Aromatherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Epsom salt baths
  • Joint compressions
  • Qigong massage

Diets:

  • Feingold Diet
  • Specific Carbohydrates Diet
  • GAP Diet

Books:

  • Out of Sync Child; Out of Sync Child at Play

Websites, Blogs, & YouTube Channels: