Choosing a suitable educational environment

Parents want what’s best for their children and struggle to give them the best. Whether it is in a mainstream environment, special needs school, or a home based programme the decision should be based on what is most suited to meet your child’s individual needs. The choice should be made based on the child’s ability, which should be determined according to the age and level of development. Needs may vary depending on mobility, co-ordination, language development and the ability to cope in a chosen environment.

Every Autistic child is an individual. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that their individual needs are met. Learn the value of unfolding your child’s true potential by addressing the individual needs, once a diagnosis has been made. In addition learn to understand your child and his/her needs, when choosing a suitable educational environment. This means that your child should not be positioned in an educational establishment that cannot cater to his/her needs, rather that the educational environment is tailored to fit the individual educational needs of the child.

Methods used in teaching Autistic children

  • ABA
  • PECS
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sign Language / Makaton
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Holding Therapy
  • Dolphin Therapy
  • Option Therapy
  • Facilitated Communication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Computer Software
  • Vision Training
  • Irlene Lenses
  • Relationship Development Intervention
  • Social Skills Training

Other treatments

  • Mega Vitamin Therapy
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin B6
  • Fish oil
  • Gluten - Casein free diet
  • Dymethyglycin supplements (DMG)
  • Secretin injection
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Singing
  • Vestibular Stimulation

    Award winning author of "No Matter What" (Autism)
    (Psychology / Mental health - Parenting / Family - Health general )