Is there a right time end a therapy?

Is there a right time end a therapy?

Is there a right time end a therapy?

Throughout my journey with Guy , I’ve always been involved with therapists of one discipline or another. The vast majority of them have been amazing , demonstrating their dedication to the cause at every turn , acting as my anchor in the storm and enabling me to retain my sanity when frustration was about to envelop me.

 

Many of them have empowered me and truly changed my life, teaching me about practices and approaches I would never have previously dreamed of.

 

There is a misconception many parents fall into believing that just because someone is trained  as a therapist , their offer and the way they work will suit you or your child all the time. 

That’s not to say that they are bad or poor therapists: rather that their approach doesn’t sit comfortably with you. There are many different paths or methodologies a therapist can follow in order to achieve a desired outcome, and it may just be that the way they work doesn’t gel with the way you do . 

 

Consequently, choosing someone who is suitable for your purposes can be a hit or miss , particularly when you’re starting out and have no real knowledge or understanding of what it is you’re looking for and a clear plan on how you should get there.

 

Ending a therapy is an emotional process and we often don’t always feel ready to do so especially as we have been in a certain therapy for years and find it hard to end similar to any relationship that doesn’t benefit us anymore.

 

I fell into this exact same paradigm: I had a FloorTime therapist for 6 years, the first three years were beneficial, I have seen many changes and progress throughout this period so I continued on.

The following  three years weren’t that good, the same methods and materials were repeated and the benefit to my son was minimal – and yet I found it hard to end .

I was dependent on that therapist and was blinded thinking that I would be lost if we stopped the sessions.

 

Once I stopped the sessions I was emotionally free to assess and rethink the right path to progress, I was proud of myself for having the strength to stop the session while keeping in good relationship with the therapist.

There are few red flags parents should consider while their child is undergoing any type of therapy or treatment.

 

– If the therapist avoids your questions or if you are not happy with the answers you are getting when discussing the goals or program to achieve targets 

 – Bad communication with the therapist-  you know you’ll never be able to communicate with him or her openly.

– Therapist disrespects your child or being impatient when the child is misbehaving or not being cooperative. – after all it’s the therapist job to help you deal with the emotions that are the basis of this behavior, your child might not be able to verbalize the way he or she feels towards the therapy and or the therapist and the expectation is that the therapist will be able to deal with it in a creative way.

 

– The Therapist wants to keep the child in therapy services for indefinite time periods with ill -defined goals –every therapy or treatment are due to achieve progress and they should end once the targets are met.

 

–  There is no actual program or progress summary the therapists repeats the same content of sessions frequently without making changes or adding challenges to the program – remember, if the therapist doesn’t challenge the child in a positive way there will not be a progress.

 

-You reach a plateau- if you feel that the sessions are not beneficial stop it for a couple of weeks or a month to let you assess the situation and check for yourself the benefit of the treatment.

 

It’s recommended to have a diary to record the progress made.  A diary is an excellent tool to monitor the progress on a weekly basis for you to feel on top of the therapy goals and targets, assess where you are now and where do you see the therapy going towards.

 

Treat the therapy as a project you manage to get results in a defined period of time. You should ask yourself the following questions:

What are the next actions?

Am I going in the right way to get the results I want to get?

Is my child cooperating well with the therapist?

Is there a shorter way to achieve my goals?

Do I see the progress I anticipated to see before the treatment started? If not why not?

What are the ‘road blocks’ in the therapy?  

what can I do today to remove the obstacles and get a crystal clear view regarding the therapy or treatment’s goals and progress made?

 

It is natural to lose control over the therapy goals especially when the therapy extends over years and there a mutual trust with the therapist, the therapist should be honest enough to stop the sessions when it’s time to do so however in many cases it’s not being done and the treatment can prolong for years without much progress. I hope that after reading this article you will have the tools to cut the cord when its time to do so.

 

Always remember one door closes and another opens it’s true for so many situations in life and especially when it comes to therapy treatments and relationships.

 

7 ways to use the Rezzimax Tuner Pro

7 ways to use the Rezzimax Tuner Pro

What is the Rezzimax Tuner PRO

Not all vibration devices are created in the same way as they don’t all create the resonance that your brain needs in order to heal.
Some operate like an electric toothbrush, they only vibrate and make some noise.

The Rezzimax tuner Pro has been programmed with different frequencies. Each frequency designed to send a different message to the brain.

We have been using it for the last year and have noticed amazing changes with our boys : better speech and articulation, improved hand-writing , better emotional regulation and improved comprehension.

How can you use the Rezzimax Tuner Pro?

You can use the Rezzimax Tuner Pro in a variety of ways and as my audience is mainly interested in sensory integration , learning difficulties and autism related theraphy I focus my attention on ways to help these kids but there can be many other ways to use the Rezzimax Tuner Pro.


1.Gut issues – The tuner wakes up the GI system by activating the vagus nerve it can help with tummy issues and constipation.


2.Helps integrate primitive reflexes faster : Primitive reflexes are a barrier to normal development and as a result many of the kids on the Spectrum struggle with a variety of issues such as bed wetting, focus, concentration, behavioral issues, sleep, eating and many more.
For example:
By integrating palmer reflex we can see improved hand writing and better ball skills.
By integrating the Spinal Galant reflex we can treat bed wetting.

3.Improved speech : Improved speech can be done by various ways :
Integrating the rooting reflex with the Rezzimax Tuner Pro.
Activating facial muscles with the tuner.


4. Migraine relief – by placing the Rezzimax on an acupuncture point above the eyebrow or by placing it on the head going back and forth.


5. Help to build up stronger core – having a strong core is vital . There is a strong correlation between strong core and a healthy brain. One way to activate the core muscles is to strap the Rezzimax on the stomach while doing sit-ups.


6. Helps relax tight muscles – When it comes to tight muscles and pain the tuner is your friend. use it on the sore muscles directly singing or humming at the same time can help our body to sync in with the tuner even faster.


7.Helps with Emotional regulation – Knowing how to facilitate emotional regulation is an important skill to have for parents of kids on the spectrum .
There are many ways we can help kids dealing with anxiety such as:
breathing, yoga and meditation.
By using the Rezzimax we activate the vagus nerve that activates our parasympathetic system and helps us be in a relaxed state and avoid the ‘fight or flight’ state that leads to further anxiety and distress.


Here is a short video to show how can the Rezzimax Tuner Pro can be used in the mouth to help with speech and articulation.

And yet, this is an amazing device that can help in so many ways.

Share with me in the comments the way you are using it and how does it help you in your daily activities.

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5 daily challenges to improve articulation

5 daily challenges to improve articulation

5  fun activities that improve speech and articulation :

  1.  Blowing bubbles through straws  in different capacity containers.
  2.  Sucking  sugar-free lollipops.
  3. Blowing  different kinds of whistles . @talktool have a  wonderful assortment ( see photo).
  4. Bite down on baby chewing toys . ( like vibrating tethers ).
  5. Make tongue movements :  Putting peanut butter on his lips so he had to use his tongue to lick it off  or  looking in the mirror while moving his tongue , and putting a sugar free M&M sized sweet in his mouth and  getting him to move it from side to side with his tongue.

Doing these activities on a daily basis is the key to success.

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5 tips to help Anxiety Naturally

5 tips to help Anxiety Naturally

  Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy : is a gentle way of working with the body using a gentle touch . It is an effective way to help with anxiety and stress.

2. Epsom Salt : Having a bath in Epsom salt helps relieve stress as it helps the body produce serotonin.

Many kids on the Autistic Spectrum are low in the magnesium levels . When salt is dissolved in the warm water the magnesium is absorbed through the skin to help restore magnesium levels in the body which helps promote feeling of calm and relaxation .

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Essential Oils : Have relaxing effects on many patients .

 

 

 

 The use of Lavender has proven to reduce anxiety and stress, improve sleep and brain function .

 

4. Meditation -Meditative practice has been used since ancient times to improve health and well being . Guided meditation for kids is a wonderful tool to reduce stress and anxiety as it guides us on how to deal with anxiety feelings and how can the change of mindset also affect the mood and the way we think. How to make the shift from a child who is not regulated and feeling upset into a positive and calm mindset. Introducing breathing techniques….

 

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5. Exercise : Daily exercise , daily stretches . Experts say physical activity allows children to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety and depression, and increasing self-esteem and cognitive skills.

6. Omega 3 fatty acids : Research has shown that Omega 3 can reduce anxiety. By using Omega-3 brain function had improved including memory Omega 3 is helps with vision development as well.

The best food sources of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids are fish high in both DHA and EPA such as sardines, herring, salmon and tuna. Wild-caught varieties usually are better than “farmed” fish, If you aren’t a fish lover then you could take fish oil supplements containing Omega 3.

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5 tips to help with Sensory Processing difficulties

5 tips to help with Sensory Processing difficulties

 

 

 When it comes to sensory challenges there are few ideas that help parents to understand their child better and engage in a fun activity that let the child express their feeling and feel in control of the situation.

Here are some ideas from my latest chat with Lindsey Biel,   

  1. Tactile – de-sensitization : play dough and give the child a cookie cutter , any tool and slowly introduce the touch feeling, Or when using finger paint use a glove , brush and work towards sense of control.
  2. Auditory : use sound reducing ear-muffs which should be available for the difficult noisy experiences.                          In addition implement therapeutic listening -an approach that recognizes that listening goes well beyond the ears and is a function of the brain .
  3. Smell – throw out the house hold garbage on a daily basis.
  4. Vestibular system : Make sure to create opportunities to move at times that are appropriate , like jumping on the trampoline 20 minutes prior to dinner ,so that at dinner time the child won’t have the need to jump around.
  5. proprioceptive input : Have your child help you take out the washing from the washing machine or push the grocery cart at the shop.

Listen to my chat with Lindsey Biel to learn more 

How to help kids with ADHD ?

How to help kids with ADHD ?

Learn about the ‘Brain- Gut’ connection and how can you help your child on to overcome challenges.

Listen to my chat with Jennifer Kozek the author of the book “Healing without Hurting” to learn how and what can you do right now to make the change possible.

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