My grandson has never had an MRI. He has OT and Speech therapy 4 times per week. We started our own therapy beginning at age 2. He will be 4 this week. The therapist started coming to the house at about 3 years of age. The ABA was not working for us and we let her go. She was horrible. The occupational and speech therapists are wonderful, patient but firm.
After his last round of immunizations between 18 mos. and 2 years, my grandson had a fever of 103.6 and within 2 days he did not talk, smile, touch, etc. The baby we knew disappeared. After 2 years of intense therapy (family members and therapists) we can hug him, he can hug us, he can say almost 10 to 15 words on his own, he smiles and laughs. We are working hard with his speech (his mom has never heard him call her mommy).
Finding the right therapist for your child is extremely important! Parental or familial interaction is extremely important as well. Use your judgement and whatever is right for your child. So many doctors have varying ideas about diagnostics and treatment for ASD. The best thing you can do for your child is to educate yourself so you can be the best advocate you can be for your child.View Thread