Additional private therapies or services to consider?

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Indigo164 Thu 30-May-19 10:47:21

Are there any particular therapies or services that are generally recommended for children with special needs, that are typically not offered by the NHS or local councils?

I appreciate that each child will need support and focus in different areas, but just wanted to hear if there was anything that was consistently suggested?

I've actually been incredibly impressed by the physio, ot, dietician, and general community support we have been provided, bit wanted to compliment this if possible.

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JoMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-May-19 12:02:13

Just bumping this thread for you, OP.

letsgooutstiiiiiiide Fri 31-May-19 00:12:23

depends hugely on the child, the diagnosis, the circumstances...?

A child with poor diet attending nursery 5 days a week for 8 hours a day probably needs totally different complementary therapy, from a child with a good diet and a stay-at-home parent who engages constantly with the child using as many therapy-approved techniques as possible. A child with processing difficulties and hyperacusis might adore music therapy, or might loathe it, depending on therapy and child.

So I think more info is needed for anyone to be much help?

cansu Mon 03-Jun-19 06:44:17

For asd I wholeheartedly recommend ABA.

letsgooutstiiiiiiide Mon 03-Jun-19 08:04:25

And - as an illustration of my point right here - for ASD with a highly-verbal child who has the capacity to refuse to engage and monkey around because he's bored, I wholeheartedly don't recommend ABA, at least the version of it that's available where we are. But ESDM seems to be going ok so far!

Indigo164 Mon 03-Jun-19 08:57:03

Thanks for the replies and yes I do appreciate that the core therapies very much need to be tailored to each child.

I did read another thread about retained reflex therapy and rhythmic movements that seems like it could be worth pursuing.

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