Early intervention is important with autistic children
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 22, 2015
April 21, 2015, My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by guest Adrienne Reed. Reed is the mother of two autistic sons and is a supporter and volunteer at the walk for autism event. As the episode began, Deierlein says to Reed, “What are some of the things that got you so involved in the walk for autism event?” Reed answers, “Sure, my oldest son was diagnosed with autism when he was 22 months old, but we knew earlier than that there was something really different with him. I quickly learned that early therapy is best, so we started occupational therapy, music therapy and speech therapy immediately.”
Deierlein then asks, “What have been some of the results of the therapy?” Reed replies, “At one time I was told that he may not talk and now he is 13 and he doesn’t stop talking.” Reed continues, “My son is in a gifted and talented program and is doing great. I really think it is all because of early intervention.” Deierlein then asks, “Was he educated with other special needs children or how did that work?” Reed replies, “We were told that social skills are very important, so with that in mind he was mainstreamed in normal classes and had a counselor shadow him in school. This allowed him to feel and act like a normal child.”
My Positive Perspective is a media outlet believing that improvement in our community will be best achieved by focusing on the good things happening in our world today. Having survived a near fatal car accident as a youth, a shift of perception forced one to have a mentality of always concentrating on the brighter sides of things. This was true, and in my book, Return From a Comatose Mind, this belief was put to the test. Appreciation for life was the biggest thing one took away from my brush with death, and it is because of that gives me such a huge desire to be helpful to many. My Positive Perspective is a way of overcoming challenges through positive thinking.