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Old 11-07-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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My wife and I have a 5-year-old son who was diagnosed with autism (PDD-NOS) a few years ago. We have tried a few conventional therapies and are looking for some one who specializes in alternative therapies (like biofeedback therapy) in the Pittsburgh (more specifically Mount Lebanon) area. I have searched online and have not located anyone that indicates they work with children.

Also, anyone have any advice as far as treatments for a kid with a combo PDD and ADHD label?
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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If I may ask....how severe is the autism?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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Your tax dollars support a Bureau of Autism Services, which might be able to provide assistance to you.

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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If I may ask....how severe is the autism?

He is high functioning but because of certain behavioral inconsistencies has had problems adjusting to mainstream schooling.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Your tax dollars support a Bureau of Autism Services, which might be able to provide assistance to you.

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I am aware of this, but the system is not always a clear and concise road to take. Imagine making 100 phone calls and only having 2 returned in a two month span. So much for my tax dollars.

This is not a novice question. I am looking for alternative therapies that are not necessarily supported by the state. Only a handful of things are, and we are already on top of that.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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There's a school near me called the Watson Institute that welcomes autistic children. It's not in Mt. Lebanon, but there are a few different campuses.

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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There's a school near me called the Watson Institute that welcomes autistic children. It's not in Mt. Lebanon, but there are a few different campuses.

The Watson Institute

Thanks. We already did an initial evaluation with Watson to recommend wraparound services, and will be consulting with those additional services once they are in place. I am trying to locate a practitioner or service provider that may be able to offer additional therapies that wraparound may not offer.

At this point, I just want to cover all bases and provide anything I can for my son to help him succeed.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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search the wpic website, and Dr. Marty Lubeski (sp?). He along with Dr. Minshew are experts in this area.

There are many innovative therapies but some are not researched and they may feel good but have no scientific validity.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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search the wpic website, and Dr. Marty Lubeski (sp?). He along with Dr. Minshew are experts in this area.

There are many innovative therapies but some are not researched and they may feel good but have no scientific validity.

Thanks for the info. I will check it out.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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My wife and I have a 5-year-old son who was diagnosed with autism (PDD-NOS) a few years ago. We have tried a few conventional therapies and are looking for some one who specializes in alternative therapies (like biofeedback therapy) in the Pittsburgh (more specifically Mount Lebanon) area. I have searched online and have not located anyone that indicates they work with children.

Also, anyone have any advice as far as treatments for a kid with a combo PDD and ADHD label?
What is biofeedback therapy?
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