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Appropriate treatments for children with autism, The Horse Boy…as special story

Children on the autism spectrum present with special challenges for parents and physicians. In Spring of 2008 The Horse Boy movie is scheduled to be released. In this griping father-son story we see how a child, Rowan Issacson and his parents, particularly his father come to grips with the developmental delays and behaviors associated with autism through traditional vs orthadox treatments.

Children on the spectrum typically experience developmental delays in vision processing and visual-sensory integration, leaving them with the inability to effectively handle a world that involvesåÊ multisensory demands. Vision therapy for children on the autism spectrum often helps the child to advance more rapidly in their overall communication and socialization skills and reduces sensitivites.

Dr. Kendal Stewart, neuologist said, ‰ÛÏThe diagnosis and treatment of autism can have many layers.åÊ Physicians have to think ‰ÛÏout of the box‰Û to find what works best for each individual child.åÊ Technology has allowed us to ‰ÛÏsee‰Û the source of the problem and provide targeted treatments.åÊ Stabilizing the neurological and immunological fluctuation in these children allows their therapeutic approach to be much more beneficial.‰Û

Here is a trailer of the movie:

Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD