Biomedical options and autism

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Biomedical options and autism

When your child gets diagnosed with autism, you definitely want to look at the biomedical options, probably even first. Because sometimes what's going on with your child looks like autism, but it's something else, because autism always associated with these other problems. Like there's gastrointestinal problems, or sleep disturbances, or immunity problems, these things kind of go hand in hand. Well sometimes if you can fix the other thing, the autism "symptoms," they disappear. And it's important to look at that. So get your child a full blood evaluation for any of those other things that could be happening. Because you may be able to just not have to deal with the teaching part of autism if, in fact, you're one of those lucky few where fixing one of those things over here gets rid of the symptoms over here.

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Val Fein

Mom of Autistic Child

Val Fein is an autism intervention specialist in private practice, a psychology PhD candidate working on her dissertation research, and the mother of a child whose diagnosis moved from autism: severe/moderate to autism: recovered/indistinguishable, after intensive early intervention.

Val is currently conducting research for her doctoral dissertation. She is investigating how expert autism-intervention practitioners describe the process of successfully establishing moments of intersubjective engagement during their early intervention sessions with children who have autism.

Val designs and oversees individualized comprehensive autism intervention programs. She teaches parents, educators, therapists, and paraprofessionals how to target recovery from autism for the children they love. She works extremely closely with each family, partnering with parents to create and maintain programs that aim to maximize joy for their child. She specializes in the moment-to-moment mechanics of effective and meaningful intervention.

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