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Autism and Aversives - Autism Parents' Hard Choices by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:23pm If your autistic child engages in self injurious, self mutilating, or life threatening behavior would you try to prevent such dangerous behavior or allow it to continue? If you chose to eliminate the behavior how would you do it? if the choice is between drugging your child or using a behavior modification program employing a 2 second "bee ... Read on »
Tales from the Pharma-Free Autism Crypt: Autism and GI Solutions by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 17 Dec 2009 12:00am By Judy Converse MPH, RD, LD

 Are you on Twitter? I’m hooked. Lately I’ve been tweeting items from my practice. Sort of like Tales From The Crypt, only it’s autism, the tales are all 140 characters (the tweet limit), and, they are all true.  Stuff like these actual tweets: From my case files: Child skipped lunch at school, at ... Read on »
Heavy Metal Head-banging Can Cause Head And Neck Injuries by k Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 6:46pm A recent study by the University Of New South Wales suggests that “Head Banging” to heavy metal music can cause brain and neck injury. You don’t have to be a genius to understand that it can cause neck injury. Musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have neck problems from years of Head Banging. My neck muscles have been sore after many meta ... Read on »
Head Banging by meredith Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 Jul 2009 11:48pm Anyone with a child with sensory issues, or one from a sensory deprived past (orphanage) will recognize that this title isn't referring to music or dancing. No, it's about BANGING their heads on stuff. HARD stuff. Stuff that they have no reason to bang their heads on. Micah does this more so to hear the noise. But the pain doesn't bother h ... Read on »
Head banging by Casdok Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Nov 2008 6:16pm When he bangs his head you can hear his brain rattle. For me this is the most distressing thing that C does. As a parent to see your child hurting them selves is one of the worst things. Last night i had my weekly phone call from Cs boarding school. Because it is the start of a new year they have new students and new staff. C finds ch ... Read on »
Mosh Pit, Head Banging, Stars in the Morning Baby by MichelleD Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:52pm This morning I saw stars. No, I didn't wake up before the sun came up, but I wish I had. Then I wouldn't have been RUDELY awaken by a 22 month old toddler who wanted some attention with a gigantic head butt on the side of the head... right smackeroo on the formerly healing incision where my bionic piece, a.k.a. the really expensive cochlear implant ... Read on »
Head banging by C Posted Sat 03 Apr 2010 12:46am Where to begin? Q needs some expensive stuff. The list A sort of mobile walker/stander/supporter thingy that allows him just enough movement so he can get into trouble (as any four year old would like to). A potty system (he's dry over most nights) that supports him sufficiently in a good position. A "voice" - via an augmentative comm ... Read on »
Flowers & Head Banging by Karen .. Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 3:19pm Yay Day 6! I'm really loving this. Energy, optimism, feelin' the love for my kids.... THIS is how I want to be most of the time. I'd even take 75% of the time. But, I'm just going to enjoy today for what it is. In fact I'm going to spend some time in my yard today, with my daughter, nurturing and enjoying some of my beautiful flowers ... Read on »
The Boston Globe defends the Judge Rotenberg Center by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 5:18pm 1 Comment The United States Department of Justice has opened an investigation on the Judge Rotenberg Center . The investigation is to determine whether certain methods of the JRC violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An Op-ed piece in the Boston Globe defended the JRC Shocking truths The Rotenberg ... Read on »
Walls are not hard enough by Casdok Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 3:14am There are many forms of self injurious behaviour (SIB). C has tried lots over the years, biting, scratching, pinching, eye poking, hair pulling to name a few but non have worked so well for him as banging his head. Not much research has been done into head banging – I know I have been looking for over 21 years! But we do hear of the accumula ... Read on »