Every parent wants the best for their child. Holistic Care at home is an excellent option for parents who wish to provide early intervention services to children with autism spectrum disorder but cannot afford it or find a provider in their area. We will discuss 3 main points:
Holistic Care at Home is and how it differs from traditional Care: Holistic Care at home is designed to provide parents with the tools, resources, and training they need to become their child’s primary therapist. Holistic therapy treats the entire person, including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.
What Holistic Care at Home can do for your child: Holistic Care at home provides an evidence-based treatment that will help children develop communication skills quickly and teach them how to learn new behaviors through play therapy or by using flashcards. This type of intensive early intervention has been shown in studies to raise IQ scores dramatically within 12 months after diagnosis compared with traditional services, which require more hours per week on average than holistic services.
How Holistic Care at Home works: Parents are trained in Holistic Care at Home by a professional to support their child’s needs. Holistic services can be provided on-site or off-site; the parents can learn how best to help their children outside of formalized sessions, making it easier for them and more cost-effective.
What Parents Should Know: Holistic Care is easy enough to implement but takes time and effort from both parent and therapist. It should not replace other therapies that your child may need, such as speech therapy or occupational therapy; these types of therapies would continue alongside holistic Care, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on necessary treatment because Holistic Care at Home focuses solely on communication development with no emphasis being put on motor skills or other developmental factors.
Holistic therapy should only be used to add other medicines and not something parents think will move their children along faster; holistic Care is meant to supplement existing treatment plans for autism. It does not replace any part of the treatment plan(s).
Families considering Holistic Care at Home need to know that therapists are trained in different modalities (e.g., music therapy, dance movement therapy) so they can choose which ones work best based on what their child needs.
Families also have a say in this choice because if there’s something specific you would like done with your child, then request it from the therapist during the first session or two; therapists love working collaboratively with families!