If your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, finding and implementing treatment to help recover your child is the most important thing you can do. Sometimes though, finding the right doctor can be tough–local doctors specializing in treating children on the autism spectrum can be hard to find, and the financial burden of treatment can sometimes be unmanageable. If you are a parent that wants to take control of your childs treatment program, here are three great tips to get you started on the road to treating and even recovering your child from autism.Autism Treatment at Home #1: Find a doctor you like and trust and dont worry about the geography. Its very important that you have faith and trust in the doctor who is directing, assisting and supporting you in treating your child, and that doctor should be easily accessible and responsive to your needs. Because autism treatment is a fairly new practice, there can be a shortage of great doctors in your neighborhood, but dont settle for a doctor you dont believe to be great for you and your child. Some of the more technology savvy doctors offer consultations via Skype, so you can see the doctor, ask your specific questions, get lab results and interpretations, and support. Skype is a free video service offered over the internet, and all you need is a computer, video camera (most computers have built in cameras), speakers and a microphone (also usually built into the computer). If your computer doesnt have a camera or speakers, theyre very inexpensive to buy at any electronics store and plug into your existing computer. Just log onto www.skype.com and download the free software. Then, research physicians specializing in biomedical treatment for autism, visit autism forums, talk with other parents, and find a doctor that works with your personality, goals and timelines.Autism Treatment at Home #2: Find a doctor that offers telephone consultations. The best doctor may not be in your neighborhood, but they can be on the other end of the phone. This method of consult gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility – instead of having to go to a doctors office at an appointed time you can call the doctor from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Prepare a list of questions you need answers to and ask them for reference materials that will help you in your research. Because you are on the phone with the doctor instead of them running from exam room to exam room, youll have their full attention, and likely, more of their time. This can be a less expensive alternative to an office visit and equally as effective.Autism Treatment at Home – #3: Join an autism treatment membership website where you can interact with other parents and autism doctors to get answers and assistance when you need it most. As the parent of an autistic child, your time and energy can be limited, and if you need help or have questions at 2am, you should be able to get them. There are some really good sites that offer fantastic, in-depth biomedical intervention and treatment protocols, as well as parent forums, ask the doctor sections where an autism doctor will answer your questions, lab test ordering and interpretation, treatment plans, GFCF diets and recipes, information on Methyl-B12 (and other important biomedical autism treatments), instructional videos, lectures, resources and supplements. Working with a doctor you like and trust is a big part of the puzzle to recovering your child from autism, so take your time and find the right doctor for you.
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Don’t let ANYONE tell you there is nothing you can do to help your child. Autism really is treatable! Start your child down the road to recovery from autism. Biomedical Autism treatments and therapies have resulted in many, many children improving, or even even losing their autism-spectrum disorder diagnosis. For lots more free biomedical autism intervention information and videos from Dr. Woeller go to www.AutismActionPlan.com.Dr. Kurt Woeller is an biomedical autism Intervention specialist, with a private practice in Southern California for over 10 years. He has helped children recover from autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disorders, and has the information you need to help your child. Get the information you need at his free blog above, interact with him directly at his membership website at www.AutismActionPlan.com.