Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Therapy Mode

Joshwa will be going back to therapy mode this week.
Yey! He will be doing aqua therapy.According to


Among the range of interventions that a recreational therapist might choose, one unique and very successful alternative for individuals with autism is aquatic therapy. Water activities provide autistic children with proprioceptive and tactile input. Children with Autism have significant sensory difficulties, and are very distractible. These children over or under react to stimuli in their environment and have very strong reactions to certain textures. The warm water provides a safe and supported environment, which not only supports the children, but also provides them with hydrostatic pressure that surrounds their body in the water. This pressure actually soothes and calms the children, providing the necessary sensory input they crave.

Children with Autism present significant safety risks when in the pool. Their lack of response to verbal commands, and their distractible nature can present great challenges for even the most careful therapists. It is essential to maintain intense supervision of these clients at all times, particularly in an aquatic environment. Another factor to consider when providing aquatic therapy is the high rate of seizure disorder that is common in children with Autism.

Very soon he will also ABA. I really want him to go to A Child Can.
I really, really hope we can afford it. 15K a month is no joke.
Yan pa yung minimum na 3x a week na therapy nila.
They're the best talaga and i'm sure i'll get what we pay for.
Another problem is saan kukuha ng pambayad.

On another note..nakakalungkot pa.. talagang hostage kaming mga
magulang. Mag tataas sila ng rate kung di na sila ma afford they'll
say BYE BYE just like that.That is a very sad reality. The moment
that you remove the concern and the care. They stop caring
and then one day you wake up and you find out that
They dropped you like a very,very hot potato.

Sorry to be ranting as a parent . Parang feeling
ko sumisikip na ang mundo ng anak ko. I'm now
starting to get stares from people. Minsan napapaaway
na ako kasi how about a little compassion. Minsan
from Joshwa's own relatives nakakarinig ako ng
masakit na comments.

Like I know of someone in Philbert's family
whose son has symptoms of Autism. They
say GDD( Global Developmental Delay)
okay fine but still disability pa rin. He is so hyper
and some people are encouraging the parents to
do something because he's still non verbal.

May nag react from his family delayed lang anak
nila mas malalala pa daw si Joshwa sa bata na yun.
I was really so affected. Sobra ako naawa sa kanila
kasi ignorante sila and sobra din ako na hurt for my son.
I did not comfront them because I didn't want to
stoop down to their level. Denial is a very lonely place
to live in

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