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Title: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: dabskidoodles on September 03, 2007, 02:18:47 pm
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hi I'm a new member and a mom to a 3 year old autistic boy. it's tough but I'm learning everyday. I hope to share my experiences and concerns and learn from others as well.  :)

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Title: Re: autism
Post by: leodini on September 03, 2007, 04:24:47 pm
Let me share with you an excellent site on autism. 

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm)

For your information, if you haven't gone there yet.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: sabrinaster on September 05, 2007, 02:16:09 pm
hi I'm a new member and a mom to a 3 year old autistic boy. it's tough but I'm learning everyday. I hope to share my experiences and concerns and learn from others as well.  :)

Isa lang masasabi ko sa yo sis you are not alone.. saka kailangan nang patience di sa anak natin kung di pag dating sa ibang tao na di nakakaintindi. Akala natin di naiintindihan ng mga anak natin ang tinuturo natin pero they do they're a lot smarter than we think they are. Sometimes nagugulat na lang ako kung saan ba natututo yung anak ko pagdating sa computers yun pala because they watch and they model after us they absorb everything.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: mia on October 02, 2007, 01:33:44 am
Hi there!

As a mom with a 6 year old ASD, I suggest you visit www.autismpinoy.com.   It's a great resource and the woman who built the website is a mom, special educator and a great friend.

Mia
Title: Re: autism
Post by: ♥ pink ♥ on October 03, 2007, 09:07:58 am
my sister was diagnosed to have autisim at age 3. since pareho lang ang therapy here and sa States, my parents decided to have her therapies here sa Philippines.

right now, she is one of out most bemedalled athlete of the Special Olympics Phils. in bowling. nasa China sila ngayon to compete for the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

alam mo, nakakasad pero sa father side ko, may mga narinig pa akong nagsabi ng "bakit nyo pa pinagkakagastusan yan?" masakit, lalo na for mom (my dad is with the Lord already) meron naman kagabi tinext ko to watch the opening ceremonies of the games in china. tumawag sa bahay and tinanong ako kung lahat ba yun special. sabi ko oo. nagulat sya kasi ganun ka bongga ang event.

sis, we are blessed to have this special children in our lives. kasi we have a lots of love to give.:)

update mo kami sa development ng baby mo ha :)


Title: Re: autism
Post by: mum2bea on November 17, 2007, 04:33:08 am
Hi. The Inquirer lifestyle editor, Chelo Banal-Formoso, wrote a very enlightening article on autism recently: http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/lifestyle/lifestyle/view_article.php?article_id=99017. Apparently diet has a lot to do with it. For instance she eliminated milk in her son's diet and there was a "big improvement" in his behavior.

Inquirer also recently ran a feature on 22-yo David Michael Lopez who graduated from college -- with a degree in communications!
http://services.inquirer.net/express/07/11/13/html_output/xmlhtml/20071111-100294-xml.html
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Alyc33 on November 20, 2007, 04:40:15 pm
Hi guys i'm not a newbie here actually but have been away for quite sometime because of my son's condition. My name's Alyc Lim a mom to a 6year old autistic boy before but now, after a year after of undergoing a lot of therapy sessions now, my son is diagnosed as a Hyperactive child now. I am so much happier now because my son is in the road to a better life thanks to all his therapy teachers and school teachers who dedicated their profession to give these God's precious gifts to us a better life and future. I feel for you other moms who have special children like mine too and I tell you, dont give up and lose hope for these kids to get better. They are not given to us because God is punishing us but give us LUCK and LESSON to learn. I embrace what God has given to me and you won't believe how it made me a very better person right now. I am not just learning things from my son everyday but I grow much individually as well. Don't focus on the negative side but turn the tables into positively because you might be shocked in the end as to how these special kids can move you in your life. I for myself, have been moved by my son everyday... i think of him as my teacher and me as a student. My TEACHER in LIFE.

I salute you all brave moms out there like me.

Alyc33
 
Title: Re: autism
Post by: ♥ pink ♥ on December 10, 2007, 09:11:49 pm
ok nga daw yung diet na yun kaya lang SUPER UBER DAMING BAWAL. but it's worth it.

may anak yung friend ng cousin ko na gumaling because of that.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: mia on January 11, 2008, 10:40:56 pm
Hi there!

I met Chelo at the Autism Conference in Hong Kong last year.   My just turned 7 year old boy is on the GFCF diet and is doing quite well.   He is also undergoing the rest of the biomedical and behavioral therapies that were recommended for the last 3 or 4 years already.

He's still within the ASD spectrum but is improving daily.   I am thankful that these therapies are available and are helping my son cope with what seems to be a confusing world.   I am thrilled to see that there are parents out there like Chelo Formoso who is willing to bite the bullet and try everything for their children.   Most of the therapies I am currently doing for my child is not mainstream medicine, and is frowned upon by many of our local developmental pediatricians.    How I wish that article can open their minds about trying new avenues... but I doubt it will.

True, the diet and the other biomedical therapies are difficult and may be expensive to implement, but to see my son happy and saying "I love you, Mommy"  and behaving like a regular kid in a toy store (without tantruming) is by far the most rewarding thing in the world.

One thing I can also say to you as a parent, is that the doctors are not all-knowing.   A mother's instinct is more powerful and almost always on the bullet.   I have made it a "career" to learn more about autism and it's possible therapies and cures on my own through the internet and books.   It keeps me abreast of what is new and let's me discuss my ideas with the doctors myself.

Good luck!

   
Title: "AUTISM IS TREATABLE"
Post by: Mina on January 19, 2008, 08:51:16 pm
To all parents of autistic children, please grab the newest copy of Healthy Options lifestyle digest. I'm not a mom to an autistic child, and I am in no way connected to Healthy Options (this is not a marketing stint), but this has certainly opened my eyes. What's so special about it is that experts (actual doctors) are now saying that AUTISM IS NOT A MENTAL DISEASE, RATHER IT IS A PHYSIOLOGICAL DISEASE," and they have proven this, and they are getting better, autistic people actually living normal lives. I think most of you are already Healthy Options card members 'coz it's a common shopping place for gluten-free food (again, not marketing here) but I think you can only grab a copy if you're a member.

My prayers are with you and I salute your strong strong spirits.
Title: Re: "AUTISM IS TREATABLE"
Post by: ♥ pink ♥ on January 22, 2008, 10:31:18 pm
To all parents of autistic children, please grab the newest copy of Healthy Options lifestyle digest. I'm not a mom to an autistic child, and I am in no way connected to Healthy Options (this is not a marketing stint), but this has certainly opened my eyes. What's so special about it is that experts (actual doctors) are now saying that AUTISM IS NOT A MENTAL DISEASE, RATHER IT IS A PHYSIOLOGICAL DISEASE," and they have proven this, and they are getting better, autistic people actually living normal lives. I think most of you are already Healthy Options card members 'coz it's a common shopping place for gluten-free food (again, not marketing here) but I think you can only grab a copy if you're a member.

My prayers are with you and I salute your strong strong spirits.

thank you for the info.:)
Title: Re: autism
Post by: i♥ü on March 27, 2008, 01:26:02 pm
hi... just want to ask lang po. how would u knw if ur child is autistic? i mean, as early as neeborn ba , malalaman mo na autistic yung bata?
and pano po malalaman kung yung likot ni baby eh normal lang for kids or meron na syang Attention deficit disorder/ hyperactive disorder? thanks
Title: Re: autism
Post by: mia on April 01, 2008, 11:08:57 pm
hi... just want to ask lang po. how would u knw if ur child is autistic? i mean, as early as neeborn ba , malalaman mo na autistic yung bata?
and pano po malalaman kung yung likot ni baby eh normal lang for kids or meron na syang Attention deficit disorder/ hyperactive disorder? thanks


Hi!

To find out if your child is autistic, there are many early warning signs.   The most telling signs at age 1 include the following:
    * does not point
    * does not engage with others
    * has little or no eye contact
    * does not babble or begin to use words

If you notice these behaviors with your child, you would need to confer with a developmental pediatrician to confirm the diagnosis.    As with the previous posts, autism is not a disease you can treat lightly, but it is increasingly curable and treatable.


ADHD is linked to 3 main types of behavior:

   1. Trouble paying attention (inattention)
   2. Trouble staying still (hyperactivity or overactivity)
   3. Trouble controlling impulses (impulsivity)

Most children with ADHD do not have all 3 types of behaviors. For example, in some children, the main symptom may be hyperactivity. Others have more trouble paying attention. Still others may show signs of both hyperactivity and inattention. Girls are often diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD.

Children who have trouble paying attention may:
   Have a hard time staying focused on one thing
   Become bored easily
   Be distracted easily
   Have difficulty organizing and completing tasks
   Lose or forget things often
   Make frequent careless mistakes

Children who have trouble staying still may:
   Be always on the go
   Squirm and fidget often
   Run around or climb on things often
   Talk too much and have difficulty playing quietly

Children who have trouble controlling their impulses may:
   Act before they think
   Shout out inappropriate comments
   Grab toys from other children
   Often be unwilling to take turns

As children grow older, their ADHD symptoms may change. For example, they may become less hyperactive but still have trouble paying attention and being organized.

All children have these behaviors from time to time. However, children with ADHD have them more often and more intensely. This can impair their ability to do well at home and at school. For instance, children with ADHD who can't stay still or control their impulses may often disrupt the classroom, mealtimes, or family gatherings. Social relationships with friends can also be affected.

Taken from: www.adhdinfo.com/info/simplystated/adhd_symptoms.jsp?usertrack.filter_applied=true&NovaId=7852773789896854042

The main thrust of developmental pediatricians now is to give medication like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall to treat ADHD.   This is unfortunate since many children end up looking like walking zombies when on medication.   ADHD, is a part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, and can be treated the same way, through therapy, supplementation & diet.

 
I hope this helps!

Title: Re: autism
Post by: i♥ü on April 02, 2008, 11:25:19 am
tnxs sis. :)

kakaparanoid kasi diba? konting likot lang ng bebes natin, isip natin kaagad na is it normal ba for their age na ganun kalikot, etc etc...

thnx ulit sis... :)
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Fahrenheit on May 15, 2008, 10:37:44 am
I have a baby boy who was diagnosed with a PDD (pervasive developmental disorder). early intervention is very crucial. and of all the interventions available, i think the gf-cf is the most effective, especially if you apply it together with other interventions such as occupational/speech therapy or applied behavioural analysis (ABA). my son cannot digest anything that is artificial so aside from gf-cf diet..we're giving him organic foods.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: yetsky on May 15, 2008, 11:59:37 am
thanks mommy mia, very informative, i have a 9year old son kasi na hyperactive talaga, minsan i was thinking baka ka nga me ADHD sya o nasosobrahan lang talaga sa kulit. yung sister niya kasi na 8year old is more matured and more responsible, sya parang laging baby... but he is good in school, he speaks english well, galing sa reasoning, daming tanong kaya dapat lagi kami ready pag nag question sya...
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Marilou Castillo on August 31, 2008, 08:50:38 pm
thanks mommy mia, very informative, i have a 9year old son kasi na hyperactive talaga, minsan i was thinking baka ka nga me ADHD sya o nasosobrahan lang talaga sa kulit. yung sister niya kasi na 8year old is more matured and more responsible, sya parang laging baby... but he is good in school, he speaks english well, galing sa reasoning, daming tanong kaya dapat lagi kami ready pag nag question sya...

hi yetsky! makisali na sa usapang ito...i work with children with special needs. you might want to consult a developmental pediatrician if may napapansin kang signs ng ADHD sa son mo for your peace of mind na rin ;). ask din your son's teachers how your son behaves in school.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: andreismom on September 09, 2008, 05:35:12 pm
mommies, hindi ba nakikita sa new born screening kung may possibilities na maging autism yung bata?
Title: Re: autism
Post by: mama_jo on September 10, 2008, 02:15:20 pm
mommies, hindi ba nakikita sa new born screening kung may possibilities na maging autism yung bata?

hindi sis kz ang autism and ADHD can be properly diagnosed when the kids are 3 - 5 years old na...
Title: Re: autism
Post by: andreismom on September 10, 2008, 02:18:13 pm
ah ok,,, thank u sis,,, kala ko kasi lahat ng possible na sakit pwedeng makita sa new born screening...
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Fahrenheit on September 15, 2008, 08:14:25 am
mommies, hindi ba nakikita sa new born screening kung may possibilities na maging autism yung bata?

hindi sis kz ang autism and ADHD can be properly diagnosed when the kids are 3 - 5 years old na...

actually, even as early as 2 year old, pwede ng ma diagnose ang bata kung may autism. in fact latest medical bulletin about autism tells that even as early as one year old pwede ng makita yung mga signs considered as red flags kung ang bata ay hindi nagrerespond sa name calling.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Mai on September 16, 2008, 11:31:05 am
Hi! I am also a mommy to a 3.11yo boy diagnosed with PDD (simply put, Autism). Life is hard, and other parents don't realize how lucky they were to have a normal (NT) child, get to do family activities, enjoy life with their children. The daily struggles of a special child's parent can't be easily described in words. And how cruel this world is especially our country when it comes to people who are not functioning normally, they get laughed at, ridiculed, abused, despised, discriminated.
I look up to those parents who are still very proud and loving parents of special needs children despite their disabilities. 

What's hard with Autism, no tests can be done to prevent it from happening. And it's not about genetics anymore.

Being a mom to a special needs child, made me value the simplest things in life. Such as my son calling me Mommy the 1st time, and holding my hand.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Luanne Dulay on November 14, 2008, 08:31:03 pm
Hi. I'm a mom of a 21 month-old (1 year and 9 months) baby girl diagnosed with autism just 2 weeks ago. It was very hard to accept but we know that we need to do something right away. I heard about early intervension and I'm hopeful. I just don't know where to start. I enrolled her in a preschool, and already started the GFCF diet. We'll start with the OT sessions two weeks from now. I would love to know what the other parents did. I'm still in the dark now. Need dome enlightenment if we're on the right track. Thanks so much.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Fahrenheit on November 17, 2008, 09:09:37 am
Hi. I'm a mom of a 21 month-old (1 year and 9 months) baby girl diagnosed with autism just 2 weeks ago. It was very hard to accept but we know that we need to do something right away. I heard about early intervension and I'm hopeful. I just don't know where to start. I enrolled her in a preschool, and already started the GFCF diet. We'll start with the OT sessions two weeks from now. I would love to know what the other parents did. I'm still in the dark now. Need dome enlightenment if we're on the right track. Thanks so much.

well, first i'm happy to hear that you have known the condition of your baby as early as that, specially in this time that your baby is still in this stage of brain development, ganyan din kasi baby ko, we're lucky that as early as 1 year and seven napansin na yung mga signs sa kanya. In early intervention, OT session ang pinka importante. ang GF-CF ay hindi rin 100% effective at hindi lahat ng may autism ay may pwedeng gamitan nito, so case to case basis yan. ang advice ko lang sayo, kung iimplement mo yung GF-CF diet, make sure you strictly implement it para makita mo yung talagang effect, para at least kung wala kang ma observe kahit na slight improvement, you can tell your doctor para makapag suggst sya ng ibang treatment, like food supplements and other breaktrough therapies available. HIndi kasi pare pareho ang epekto ng mga treatments na yan sa lahat coz pagdating sa treatment, "what works to one, doesnt necessarily mean it will also work on the other", so very crucial yung parental input mo. next thing is,dont rely on your doctor alone, ayon kasi sa mga nababasa kong iba't ibang testimonials at kahit mismo sa mga doktor sinasabi nilang, make your own research, may mga pagkakataong maging ang mga doktor man ay natututo sa mga parents makaktulong sayo ang mga sites na ito, http://www autismpinoy.com http://www.autismwebsite.com http://www.autism.com. Lastly, mahalaga rin ang role nating mga parents, in fact nasa atin nakasalalalay ang ikagagaling ng mga baby natin, do your own occupational therapy pagdating sa bahay, pray. Ang good news naman eh, iba na ang approach pagdating sa treatment and therapy ng austim ngayon than ten years ago, so cheer up, malaki pa ang pag asa ng mga babies natin marami na akong nabasang testimonials na hindi lang na treat kundi totally cured pa ang mga bata, sa inquirer nga may nabasa pa akong isang guy na nag graduate na ng mass communications sa Letran College at kung titingnan mo sya  wala kang mapapansing autistic pala sya.

Goodluck!!!
Title: Re: autism
Post by: supahmom on January 29, 2009, 10:18:54 am
i am a mom of a 7 year old autism girl (trisha), she was diagnosed when she was 3.  It's really hard specially when you don't have the resources for their therapies and everything...so what i did was, i was the one who's teaching her.  i downloaded books, reads over the internet, talks to mommies that have the same situation as i am and join forums. They need lots of patience and love... Right now she is enrolled in a special school in Makati area, i'm just so glad that i found a school that is affordable and really helped my child to improve..... i am learning with her, every single day and whatever happens..... i'm proud to be a special mom  ;D
Title: Re: autism
Post by: kogy_12 on March 05, 2009, 11:32:37 am
Hi mommies.... My son is not yet diagnosed with autism (hope not) but the dev ped said he's for possible risk for ASD. He's 2y7m now. He has signs daw kase na he's not but meron din na he is. So sabi ng dr baka developmental delay lang.  I immediately looked for a therapist. Luckily i found 1 right away. My son is undergoing ABA therapy for 4 mos now and i've seen really great deal of improvement. Didn't try the GFCG diet yet. Though im also contemplating if i'll apply it to him. Pero befor kase i'm super over protective. Ngayon i know I have to let go. I exposed him to kids talaga. Wala kase siya kasamang bata sa house. I enrolled him in a play school. I let him go out every afternoon if the weather permits to play with other kids sa village namin. He' still non verbal pero nauutusan mo na mga basic commands. He can do simple thing by himself. He plays with other kids naman and funny pa nga kase yunggirl na playmate niya gusto niya holding hands sila pag pauwi na from playing. If ever ma dignose man siya with ASD never loose hop mommies. Marami ng help and basta don't stop.... never stop. Ganun din naman with normal kids diba we don't stop... with ASD lang talaga mas pa ang effort naten. But syempre the most powerful intervention is prayers.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: mfrancy_08 on March 26, 2009, 09:12:23 pm
naiiyak naman ako,. ngwowory ako,.. my baby is 1 yr old and 1 mo. pro lhat ng sign na 2:
* does not point
    * does not engage with others
    * has little or no eye contact
    * does not babble or begin to use words
Title: Re: autism
Post by: joshe on March 28, 2009, 09:20:41 pm
naiiyak naman ako,. ngwowory ako,.. my baby is 1 yr old and 1 mo. pro lhat ng sign na 2:
* does not point
    * does not engage with others
    * has little or no eye contact
    * does not babble or begin to use words

try to ask the pedia kc maigi n malaman f my problem or wala diba at least maaga plng f ever nga n my problem e ma treat agad right?
my son josh is now 3 and a half. yung pedia sinabi samin n parang my autism sya 1 yr 4 mos sya nun.yung husband ko ayaw maniwala pero ako napapansin ko n prng my problem nga s son ko. i got pregnant s 2nd baby namin, nov 21 i gave birth, my panganay is now then 2 yrs old. nadiagnosed sya ng ASD jun.08, 2 1/2 yrs old n sya nun start sya therapy july 08 until now ang laki ng improvement niya im so happy talaga. kaya s mga mom just keep on praying and supporting your sons needs. need talaga natin mahabang pasensya.
about my 2nd son ok naman sya normal, like niya makipaglaro makulit pilyo, happy me ng dumating sya samin kc may kalaro n ang kuya josh niya. ang saya pla kapag madami ang anak gusto ko p nga sanang dagdagan kaya lang naisip ko c josh baka mawalan n me ng time skanya kaya for now clang 2 muna ni matthew ang enjoyin ko ;D
Title: Re: autism
Post by: prettyalthea on April 08, 2009, 09:44:12 am
Just want to share my experiences with two developmental pedias. My daughter is 2.5 y/o and she can barely say 10 words, i read somewhere that at that age they should at least be able to say 50! So naturally, as a mother i panicked and immediately tried contacting several dev pedia. My daughter's pedia was able to get us an appointment with one of her colleague. I didn't appreciate the way she handled my daughter, she was literally forcing her to do things. Apparently, she has a prescribed test(s) for her patients regardless of their moods! My daughter did not respond to her well so she immediately diagnosed her with ASD! i'm not being in denial but i felt like she didn't give my daugther a chance to prove her abilities. i know she could have done those activities because when we're home she can! its just that she lack the will at that time plus the fact that the dev pedia is aggravating her!

Naturally again, i tried asking for a second opinion. Luckily, i was able to get her scheduled with another dev pedia (he's well respected in the field). He was very good with children, he was able to get my daughter to perform the "tasks" and "exercises" he needs her to do to assess her abilities. In his dianosis, it turns out my daughter's speech delay was apparently not caused by ASD, but rather it was more of the behavioral aspect. He said he believes my daughter is used to having her way and thus does not feel the need to speak. Admittedly, she's a bit spoiled, she's an only child and only granchild in my side of the family, we tend to always give in to whatever she wants (which she usually only points at, i.e. when she wants a toy she'd point at it, when she wants food, she'd just point at the ref, etc.)

The 2nd dev pedia taught us some techniques to improve her behavior, prescribed 6 mos. of occupational therapy and then speech therapy. So far we have seen a huge improvement in her. although the first 2 weeks was a nightmare!
Title: Re: autism
Post by: g-gurl on October 09, 2009, 03:47:57 pm
[What's hard with Autism, no tests can be done to prevent it from happening. And it's not about genetics anymore.]


Hi sis!
I feel for you. My 4 year old nephew was diagnosed as autistic.
There are really no guarantees in life. Lahat na yata gamble ---like having a child. My sister had her baby at 19 and her ex bf (spern donor) was 23. Ok naman yung newborn screening niya. And then, we noticed that he is not like other kids who would intereact and show excitement with things. Zero or no eye contact and no pointing of objects.  Later, we learned that two of our cousins in US has autictic kids also.

I can't help but feel scared of having my own child. What if maging autistic din siya? Parang ayoko na tuloy magka-anak....
Title: Re: autism
Post by: on April 16, 2010, 02:49:50 pm
yun ADHD ba considered as autism na din?
Title: Re: autism
Post by: mommitikya on April 16, 2010, 04:04:24 pm
Hi! Share ko lang mga mommies, di ko kc maintindihan kung normal un or may autism din sya?

Ganito kc, yung eldest son ng SIL ko, he is 2nd yr HS now sa pasukan pero na-observed ko since tumira ko sa kanila. sa mga in-laws ko kc kami nakatira ngaun..napansin ko di sya normal kumilos sa age niya. Di sya nakikipag-interact masyado sya mga ka-age niya. Lagi lang syang nasa kwarto, nagko-computer. Tapos, habang nasa computer salita ng salita. Very careless pa, laging may nabibitawan, natatapon. Pati toilet management di rin ok..kc dumating ako sa kanila he was grade 6 at hinuhugasan pa sya ng parents niya pag dumudumi sya.

But pag nakita mo sya, parang walang problema. Kc ok naman mga activities niya sa school. Pero kung iko-compare sya dun sa youngest iba talaga.

Di ko alam kung napapansin un ng parents, or in-denial pa sila til now? Naaawa ako para sa bata, dapat kc ma-treat na un kung may problema nga.

Worried din ako, kc i have a 1yr old son baka magka-ganun din sya.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on April 17, 2010, 10:58:37 pm
They are two different syndromes with broad spectrums, though there are hi-functioning Autistics who are sometimes mistaken to have ADHD. :)
Title: Re: autism
Post by: thansher01 on April 20, 2010, 09:02:00 am
hi. i just want ask. kailangan ba nasasabi ng bata on their own yung 50 words or pag pinasabi mo masasabi nila?
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Luanne Dulay on April 23, 2010, 01:10:22 pm
Hi! My daughter is 3y 2m now. She was diagnosed with ASD at 1y 9m. We've been doing a lot since then. Check out my blog site. I know you can relate to most of the topics there. It's about my journey with my daughter's autism. Thanks. it's at www.autism-angel.blogspot.com.

Thanks.

Luanne
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Mommy Jhen_Gavyne on April 23, 2010, 02:11:39 pm
Mga sis masasabi ba na may mild autism ang pamangkin ko kung masyado siya makulit at ang gusto lahat ng bagay binabato at wala talagang kinatatakutan.
Pero pag tinawag mo naman siya sa name niya nagrespond naman siya saka gusto din niya makipaglaro sa ibang bata yun nga lang madali magsawa pagsawa na siya binabato niya ang lahat ng bagay.
Medyo bulol pa siya magsalita at nakakaintindi din siya pag inuutusan mo.Ang problema lang sa kanya grabe ang taas ng energy niya sobrang hyper.Some say na autism daw ang pamangkin ko pero hindi ako naniniwala kasi sa mga nabanggit na mga sign tanging yung speach lang niya yung problema niya pero madaldal siya kahit na bulol siya.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on April 24, 2010, 02:25:08 pm
Mga sis masasabi ba na may mild autism ang pamangkin ko kung masyado siya makulit at ang gusto lahat ng bagay binabato at wala talagang kinatatakutan.
Pero pag tinawag mo naman siya sa name niya nagrespond naman siya saka gusto din niya makipaglaro sa ibang bata yun nga lang madali magsawa pagsawa na siya binabato niya ang lahat ng bagay.
Medyo bulol pa siya magsalita at nakakaintindi din siya pag inuutusan mo.Ang problema lang sa kanya grabe ang taas ng energy niya sobrang hyper.Some say na autism daw ang pamangkin ko pero hindi ako naniniwala kasi sa mga nabanggit na mga sign tanging yung speach lang niya yung problema niya pero madaldal siya kahit na bulol siya.
from your description,she might not have ASD but some sensory processing disorders which may be causing her hyperactivity and behavior problem but it is still good to have her work with a professional just to clear the water.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: Mommy Jhen_Gavyne on April 24, 2010, 02:47:31 pm
BuildingBlocksClinic
from your description,she might not have ASD but some sensory processing disorders which may be causing her hyperactivity and behavior problem but it is still good to have her work with a professional just to clear the water.


Sis thank you so much
Title: Re: autism
Post by: iamasinger on May 01, 2010, 08:08:29 am
i have a 4 yr. old son who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 yrs old. sabi pa nga ng dev. pedia niya mild lang yung pagka-autistic niya. napapakiusapan naman sya but he easily forgets yung mga sinabi mo kaya kailangang ulitin sa kanya kung ano yung sinabi mo before. he's on occupational and speech therapies since he was 3. right now he's going to a summer sped class. ok naman sya pagdating sa mga activities sa school, in fact he can sing well (mana sa akin) kahit bulol kapag tagalog song pero kuha niya yung tono. yun nga lang he easily gets bored at school and he's impulsive kaya kapag hindi sya ang tinatanong tumatakbo na kaagad sa play area or he taps the table with his hands. dumadating din yung time na talagang ayaw nyang pumasok or ayaw nyang makipag-cooperate and yung worst eh ayaw nyang makinig kahit sa akin. at kapag ganun yun yung time na nagtatantrum sya. minsan naaabutan kami ng "topak" niya sa mall or resto kaya all eyes are staring at us. kapag ganun ang nagiging behavior niya i punish him by not going again to the mall with him. kahit na mild lang yung autism niya mahirap pa din para sa amin kasi hindi namin alam kung kelan yung pag-outburst ng unpleasant behavior niya.  i am planning to get in touch with a DAN doctor here in our country. sa ngayon kasi hindi ko pa alam yung mga diet na dapat nyang sundin.  I am positive that with the right diet, therapy, and love magiging ok ang anak ko just like what i saw in most videos posted on DAN websites abroad.
Title: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on June 10, 2010, 06:34:19 pm
hi!

i would like to know if any of your kids were diagnosed with this condition. I would just like to have some insight about its therapy and if there are other ways to help my child.

a little background on my son, he is 2yrs 6 mos old, hyperactive, speech delayed, likes to put his toys in one corner of the house and would have tantrums whenever he is denied of anything.

he was evaluated today by an OT and we would be having sessions with her for an hour, 3x a week.

i would just like to have some sort of support group from  parents who are undergoing the same situation and give tips on how to help kids with this condition. thanks
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 15, 2010, 10:17:04 pm
it would be best to compliment his OT sessions with ABA or applied behavior analysis. This is one of the evidenced based intervention that has been proven to help individuals with ASD.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on June 15, 2010, 11:21:10 pm
check out www.autismpinoy.com.  You may also join the forum there.  there are other threads here in SP about autism.
Title: Re: autism
Post by: bbheck01 on June 16, 2010, 06:30:31 am
hi everyone!

I have a 7 yr old daughter whom I suspect to be slightly autistic.
We enrolled her to a regular school kaso most of the time, ayaw nyang pumasok. She also has difficulty with her speech. Until now kasi, bulol pa din sha.
I haven't had her checked to a specialist to confirm if she really is autistic because to be honest, I'm quite scared.
Do you have any suggestions to where should I bring her to?

Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on June 16, 2010, 12:16:04 pm
paano yung applied behavior analysis? di pa ba yun tinuturo ng OT?
Title: Re: autism
Post by: pinkyellow on June 16, 2010, 02:07:01 pm
may idea ba kayo on how to detect early signs of autism sa mga bata? I heard sa the medical city meron daw? ano yun?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 16, 2010, 07:06:53 pm
paano yung applied behavior analysis? di pa ba yun tinuturo ng OT?
ABA  is entirely different from an OT's behavior modification. I am speaking as a professional wearing two hats (OT and ABA practitioner). A skill is broken down into smaller skills or pre-requisites which covers about 25 skill areas of development.
From behavior to language development to community functionality.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on June 16, 2010, 10:20:21 pm
ABA. Hmmmm, ngayon ko lang po narinig yon. Must it be required by the Dev Ped for a child to undergo that? Common po ba ang ABA practitioners and which centers can I find one? More info please.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 17, 2010, 12:18:01 pm
ABA. Hmmmm, ngayon ko lang po narinig yon. Must it be required by the Dev Ped for a child to undergo that? Common po ba ang ABA practitioners and which centers can I find one? More info please.
Here is the link po: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis

The dev peds know about this type of intervention. I am an ABA and OT practitioner for almost 11 years and can say that that it is really and advantage to be equipped with such knowledge.
In the US and other countries, professionals like SP's and OT's study and train in behavior analysis. There are ABA practitioners in the country but as a parent, you should be vigilant in choosing your service provider since it is non-regulated and there are some "fly by" providers.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on June 19, 2010, 03:17:56 pm
di ko masyadong magets yung ABA po, in terms of teaching this to a child, how does an ABA practioner do this? i've also read yung tungkol sa sensory diet therapy, how will a parent do this in the home? thanks
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 21, 2010, 09:11:01 pm
di ko masyadong magets yung ABA po, in terms of teaching this to a child, how does an ABA practioner do this? i've also read yung tungkol sa sensory diet therapy, how will a parent do this in the home? thanks
To make this simple,ABA breaks down skills into pre-requisites thereby identifying the problems cause/s  and dealing with them easier. There are many programs done under ABA and discrete trial is one of th most common.

Ex. "Sitting" may be a simple action to us but for a child with ASD, he/she may need to learn where to sit,what to sit on , how to sit or simply understanding the verb "sit".
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: gablijo on June 22, 2010, 12:10:41 pm
@ BuildingBlocksClinic -  is ABA recommended only for kids with ASD, how about for kids with global developmental delay, would you recommend ABA for them?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 22, 2010, 10:27:07 pm
@ BuildingBlocksClinic -  is ABA recommended only for kids with ASD, how about for kids with global developmental delay, would you recommend ABA for them?
THe good about it is that is not limited to ASD alone.Since ABA pretty much covers 25 skill areas,It is also advisable to use it with individuals diagnosed with Global Dev Delays, ADHD, etc.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: rls-tlc on June 24, 2010, 11:45:04 am
hi!

i would like to know if any of your kids were diagnosed with this condition. I would just like to have some insight about its therapy and if there are other ways to help my child.

a little background on my son, he is 2yrs 6 mos old, hyperactive, speech delayed, likes to put his toys in one corner of the house and would have tantrums whenever he is denied of anything.

he was evaluated today by an OT and we would be having sessions with her for an hour, 3x a week.

i would just like to have some sort of support group from  parents who are undergoing the same situation and give tips on how to help kids with this condition. thanks

hi! i have an 8-year old son who is within the spectrum.  i would like to share with you our story...http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=20100130-250369

it is good that you have consulted an expert and is undergoing intervention this early as early intervention is the key.  i agree that it can be frustrating at times to your child during meltdowns but they do come with the territory.  we just have to be firm lang talaga when situations call for it.  tough love ang tawag dyan  ;)

don't worry.  as long as we follow up the management being done in the center at home then you will see improvements.  just pm me if you have more questions.

rhea
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on June 26, 2010, 01:19:22 am
pag ba nagpuput ng toys in one corner of the house sign na yun?...although okey naman speech ng 2.4 year old na anak ko may pagkahyper din
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: rls-tlc on June 29, 2010, 10:09:04 am
pag ba nagpuput ng toys in one corner of the house sign na yun?...although okey naman speech ng 2.4 year old na anak ko may pagkahyper din

not necessarily.  what you have to check is HOW he plays with his toys or how he plays din.  does he engage in little or no spontaneous pretend play?  does he constantly play by himself showing no interest in his peers?  there are other signs of asd.  though hyperactivity is one of them, we have to consider his age too.  at 2.4 kasi kids really tend to be hyperactive :D
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: imlivingit on June 29, 2010, 04:39:39 pm
it would be best to compliment his OT sessions with ABA or applied behavior analysis. This is one of the evidenced based intervention that has been proven to help individuals with ASD.

Hi BuildingBlocksClinic, i wanted my child to undergo ABA therapy kaya lang we are from pampanga and walang nagooffer ng ABA therapy dito. do you have this therapy sa clinic nyo and how many hours per week ang required?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on July 01, 2010, 12:23:44 am
oh no!dunno any clinic that offers ABA in pampanga.In the US standards,40 hours/week but for me it should depend on the level of the child and the goals you are setting.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on July 09, 2010, 11:44:21 am
Hi imlivingit,

Where in pampanga ka? have you asked sa angeles med university foundation? they have a rehab center there. ni-refer din yung son ko dun, but we opted to have his therapy here in tarlac kasi walking distance lang yun center from our house. if you don't have their no, eto, bigay ko sa yo cel no nla - 0916-6951901, look for Yuri.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tonigirl on July 09, 2010, 01:55:02 pm
it took me a while before i can really say i've accepted the fact that my son has ASD. it's difficult but i've always reminded myself that God pick me to have this special child because i'm a special mom. :)

Thanks for all your entries here... it continues to help a lot.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on July 09, 2010, 05:22:30 pm
hi tonigirl,

it sure is difficult to accept the fact that ur child is diagnosed with ASD. I am still on denial pero the fact remains that my child needs special attention and i'm trying my best to give that to him. it also helped na nag-tetherapy sya kasi nakakarelate ka sa ibang parents na nakaka-chika mo sa therapy center.

let's just pray na kahit na-diagnose sila ng ganun, they would still contribute and become helpful sa atin at sa society.

God bless.  :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on July 12, 2010, 12:25:22 am
Be a member of Autism Society Philippines too.  Baka may chapter naman malapit sa inyo.  Mas madali kasing tanggapin if you have a support group that you can open up to.  And you will be updated of any developments / new interventions on autism. Be inspired also on learning about experiences of other parents so you'll always have the strength to carry on the journey with your child.

We are on the same boat, kaya natin to. Di tayo bibigyan ng special child kung di natin kaya.  We are also especially picked.   God knows we can handle especially gifted children (yun ang tawag namin ng friend ko sa mga tulad nila, di lang sila special, gifted pa.  We just need to discover and develop their skills more.  Pero they too can excel, like any other kid).
Title: Re: autism
Post by: jvfrodriguez on July 12, 2010, 12:29:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VA6Q3vTC_o&feature=fvsr

Check out this video - How to recognize the early signs of autism?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on August 04, 2010, 11:03:38 pm
help! my son has terrible tantrums everyday! pag hindi niya nakukuha gusto niya, sobrang nagagalit siya. he is starting to bite and pull my hair. dati hindi sya ganun, napansin namin this week na nagiging ganun na nga sya and its getting worse everyday. di ko na alam gagawin ko, i give him massages, lotion rubs, and we even bought an exercise ball para makapagbounce sya dun at makahilata habang hawak sya sa hips (nakita ko kasi pag ginagawa sa kanya yun ng OT niya, narerelax sya).

fyi, he's 2 yrs 7 mos old, he is being considered for ASD, he is speech and developmentally delayed din. :(
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on August 05, 2010, 07:52:45 pm
help! my son has terrible tantrums everyday! pag hindi niya nakukuha gusto niya, sobrang nagagalit siya. he is starting to bite and pull my hair. dati hindi sya ganun, napansin namin this week na nagiging ganun na nga sya and its getting worse everyday. di ko na alam gagawin ko, i give him massages, lotion rubs, and we even bought an exercise ball para makapagbounce sya dun at makahilata habang hawak sya sa hips (nakita ko kasi pag ginagawa sa kanya yun ng OT niya, narerelax sya).

fyi, he's 2 yrs 7 mos old, he is being considered for ASD, he is speech and developmentally delayed din. :(
You need to do a Functional behavior Assessment.Meaning you have to investigate what causes the behavior from happening again and again and if it was reinforced. You should expect behavior issues on kids having language delay because of their difficulty to express their thoughts and needs.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: concermom on August 06, 2010, 03:27:05 pm
hi to all moms out there.. meron din akong daugther 13 years old na siya ngayon. at nalaman naming may autism sya nong 2 years old palang sya pina tingnan namin sa doctor. at 1999  nagpa therapy kami OT 2 times a week for one two months.nagkaroon naman siya ng improvement.sayang nga lang dahil natigil yong therapy niya at sa ngayon palagi lang kami sa bahay at sobrang inip na yong anak ko. kaya nagpapa salamat ako at may nakita akong site na ganito sana marami  pang mag share na mga magulang sa mga karanasan nila sa pag aalaga ng mga batang espesyal.baka may alam nga pala kayong special school dito lang sa cavite gusto kase naming ipasok si may ann kaya naghahanap ako.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: justine2007 on August 06, 2010, 03:56:33 pm
i was just bothered upon reading the article because according to the author correct me if i'm wrong na ang milk daw eh nakakatrigger ng infection and so the antibiotic .. ask ko lang if wala bang autism ang bata pedeng magkaroon ng infection just by drinking milk??? TIA mga moms....
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on October 07, 2010, 01:37:11 pm
my pamangkin was suspect for ASD, he was first checked last july 2010. these were his noticeable behaviors then:
- do not respond to his name
- would drag you to his request (toy, food etc)
- can't point to objects
- lines up toys/things
- stacks up toys/things
- hyperactive
- loves to run around in circular pattern
- very picky sa food
- babble unknown words
- overly focussed on TV
- parang walang pakialam

note: he was here sana for vacation lang but grand parents insist to make him stay kahit mapaso ang visa niya because of the situation and delay in development.

i really feel for the parents, who are not here. we make it a point that we show the love for the kid. for 3 months of OT sessions with some practice session at home and a LOT of massage therapy na tinuro sa Life, he has made remarkable difference. now he can:
-  say some words (eat, read, open close, give)
-  identify his name/ looks when called
-  follow certain instructions
-  name all the members of the family (even the dogs)
- loves to point and identify things (huge improvement)
- very seldom na lang mag line ng toys
- now eats more food (pero ayaw talaga ng malagkit)
- identify, point and name all the letters (as in), some colors, common animals
- if want something, he doesn't just point it, he would tell you the action for it. like "open" or "give/borrow"
- loves jollibee (hahaha, lahat ng sulok na may jollibee, ituturo and will say "jabee" bulol lang)
-  can utter 2-words like "read book", "eat fish" and "ayun tito/tita" etc
- not much hyperactive, learned how to wait and ask for one more

although his progress is really a milestone for us and for him, this are the common toddler milestones that he has not shown:
- can not answer yes/no questions
- still no kwento of his experience
- hardly asks for help

and siyempre we are hopeful na he will engage more words on his sentence/s.

he has started his speech therapy just last week of september. we are very hopeful for more improvement. he still do OT (2xweek).

these are the normal routines that i think had helped him and may help also other moms out there:
- show and name lots of common things, letters, colors, animals
- OT is really a big help. what we do is imitate his lessons (on his notebook) at home.
- strict enforcement of NO when he does something wrong (especially if he push other kids)
- cut down chocolates and soda and other foods with preservatives
- food is more of rice rather than bread. we have also opted for canola oil (I was able to call DAN Phils already and pinipilit namin sundin yung mga suggestion nila, except for the milk)
- sing children songs with him, with action for him to imitate (good choice is if you're happy and you know it, then change the actions, like hug lolo, touch nose etc)
- show and name most body parts
- we cut down his tv time, 1-2hrs a day
- when watching tv, make sure he is not alone. make it interactive
- expose to more people and children

he still have some bulol words and his lyrics are not so perfect but is better. if the word is familiar, tugma naman sa lyrics eh. hehe. we would laugh but correct him when he says "nack" for "X". now its "X". that's in short span lang like 2weeks.

we want to do gfcf but it is difficult kasi nga he is picky eater and milk is a big part of his diet. gluten free most of the time but not totally. we really removed bread kasi it has yeast. i have noticed he has gained words when we removed preservatives/processed food.

i am hopeful that on his next visit (this oct 13), hindi na autism yung makita. i just hope its GDD. but we can accept whatever it is. in case autism pa rin, we do plan of visiting DAN clinic. i am hopeful that soon, he will be more engaged to conversations.  God bless and kudos to all the moms out there doing the best they can for their children.

i was just bothered upon reading the article because according to the author correct me if i'm wrong na ang milk daw eh nakakatrigger ng infection and so the antibiotic .. ask ko lang if wala bang autism ang bata pedeng magkaroon ng infection just by drinking milk??? TIA mga moms....
i have been reading a lot regarding autism and gfcf is a common diet to cure leaky gut. eto yung sinasabe nilang mahina sa mga batang may autism. to make it sound easier, parang nabubulok lang kasi yung casein (milk) and gluten (wheat)  sa kanila which in turn, sends signal sa brain to block some skills like speech and behavior. 
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on October 07, 2010, 07:28:51 pm
@IRISTACEY: by the description, i'm leaning towards ASD although its quite early to give an exact conclusion.
I would hope that he falls under the ASD category rather than GDD in which who have to deal with a lot of delays including motor and cognitive challenges.

I have a lot of clients diagnosed w/ ASD.some of them resolve to GFCF diets which have some good effects and some go to the extent of giving their kids organic foods and injections. there are definitely "responders" to this approach as I have some clients that are under the category.

In my experience, before trying such approaches you might want to go towards evidenced-based interventions first just to make sure. A brain as young as your nephew's is still developing and would need as much nutrients that it can get from regular foods.


Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on October 08, 2010, 08:29:52 am
oh i see, have tought kasi na children with GDD are more engaged to communicate kasi. by the way he just turned 3 last september 3. actually we try to give organic food as much as possible but it was difficult to remove the milk. he is currently on pediasure (gluten free but not cassein free).  also we do not remove the vitamins (cherifer, clusivol and pedcee). in fact, when clusivol was added on his diet, i think it has helped him, especially his appetite (although still picky). we were advised to go to Life Center by Dra. Falcotelo as this is the nearest from our residence. and just a question though, do you personally believe on the efficacy of gfcf diet for kids under the spectrum? like yung leaky gut na sinasabe nila?

in your opinion, may chance ba na marule-out yung ASD sa kanya given that most of the signs are no longer apparent? aside from OT and ST, what are the evidenced-based interventions you that you can suggest? btw, he is very visual learner kaya we make the most of it by giving time for him to do action songs with us and reading books before bedtime. thanks so much in advance.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on October 08, 2010, 08:26:15 pm
you may try Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA, which an intensive intervention program that works best with kids diagnosed under the ASD spectrum.

As for the GFCF, there are responders and there are those who just doesn't react to the diet. If you can PM you email add, i cud send you a study conducted regarding GFCF
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: tinman on October 11, 2010, 02:35:35 pm
hi, i'm currently in-between therapy centers...please give any feedback (good or bad) sa shine intervention in pasig. baka may kakilala kyong ma-refer na OT. thanks

hi iristacey, ang laki ng improvement ng pamangkin mo, magaling ang OT mo. my son used to have his OT in Tarlac, pero when i saw na there's not enough improvement, we opted to move him here in manila. sana makasundo niya magiging OT niya dito. we have an OT friend in therapy works in pque, magaling din sya kasi she can't fit my son sa sked niya, pero sinisingit niya kami habang nag-aantay ng sked sa shine. naka-4 sessions na kami sa kanya na paputol-putol na once a week at nakita ko may improvements na din. tingin ko depende talaga sa OT yan.=)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on October 12, 2010, 08:04:44 am
malaking tulong nga yung OT. nung una, he was crying din, twice a week siya with 2 different OT teachers. mas kasundo niya yung lalaki, siguro kasi nga pareho silang lalake. lahat halos ng kanta na naturo niya, kabisado na ng pamangkin ko. may mga bulol lyrics but ok lang. unti unti tumatama naman, habang mas nafafamiliarize siya sa words.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on October 12, 2010, 10:04:10 pm
@iristacey, I agree ang bilis ng development ng pamangkin mo, for 3 months dami niya ng improvements.  malaking tulong talaga if the family continues the lessons being taught in the therapy center at home.  Consistency is a must para mas madaling matandaan ng bata yung tinuturo.

GDD is still under the autism spectrum kaya baka it's better you don't concentrate on the labelling or what the doctor calls the disorder of your nephew but be concerned more on how to continue with the kid's therapies. 

How much milk does your nephew consume in a day?  If you can't totally stop giving him milk, at least try to lessen it.  I have observed that my son was able to take other foods when I stopped his milk.  Parang addicted kasi sya dati sa milk kaya ayaw niya ng ibang pagkain.  Kaya nung inalis ko, nagtanggap (or napilitan?) syang kumain ng ibang food.

Try to attend seminars on taking care of ASD kids or orientations of other interventions available.  Makakuha kayo ng iba pang tips on how to manage the kids, kahit kayo lang. Iba iba sila ng behaviours kaya kayo ang makakapagsabi ng effective style on managing them.

Sa mga parents here, please join Autism Society Philippines (ASP).  Let's help each other.  Let's be advocates of Autism Awareness in our country.  It's also important to have a support group when you have a kid on the spectrum.  And mas maraming parents in a group, mas marami po tayong magagawa para mahingi sa gobyerno natin tulong na kailangan ng mga anak natin.

PM me anytime for questions in joining.  I'm from Manila chapter, but we also have other chapters all over the Philippines (46 chapters).

Hope it's ok that I post upcoming ASP events here para you can attend.  Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on October 13, 2010, 10:30:56 am
hi sis. do you do 100% gfcf? have you consulted to a DAN doctor? my pamangkin consumes around 2-3 8oz milk daily. i have called DAN Phils already and has advised to add rice milk on his milk kaya lang, he didn't like the taste. pag gabi his milk is coupled with am. he is sick the past few days and really throwed tantrums. i don't know if the anti-biotics has to do with it. he can still talk 2 words naman. like he greeted each of the household with their names. he said "hello nanay". and would say "i want chicken" kasi nga mahilig sa chicken.
i would want to know more about ASP. ayaw ng link to be a member eh. we are from cavite. thanks in advance.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on October 15, 2010, 07:47:11 am
just an update. after my nephew's reassessment, dra said na wala na siya sa spectrum. he is more of language delay na lang. we were so happy.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on October 18, 2010, 11:16:42 am
^ so HAPPY for your nephew! sana din my son will learn more words din in a short span of time lang (di naman sa minamadali ko sya).  im just eager to hear him daldal.

delayed sya masyado sa hearing and speech, other aspects naman delayed din but not that far. sa motor skills OK sya. we are on BM/OT muna then hopefully mag improve agad so we can start speech therapy. nakaka 1month pa lang kami sa OT but since he got sick and stopped for 2weeks, medyo nahirapan siguro mag adjust so his sessions are stressful for him though sumusunod naman daw sa tasks sabi ni teacher with crying on the side nga lang. dati naman enjoyable ang sessions niya.

i hope and pray na soon, i'll post here na OK na OK na son ko.

@ iristacey  thanks for sharing. hope you dont mind me asking questions in the future. for now, kalmado muna kami and giving him time. but i hope di sya ma diagnose with autism. sabi naman ng dev pedia i rule out niya autism. second visit namin sa knaya this december. hopefully by then sana marami nang matutunan baby ko. he is now 2yr1mo btw. konting words at yung iba nalilimutan.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on October 18, 2010, 11:35:36 am
thanks sis. the whole family is happy hearing the news.  ^_^
medyo bata pa naman baby mo sis. marami pang time para makahabol.

btw, my nephew used to cry also especially when his therapy is about to begin. pati pag he is not feeling well, wala sa mood. saka iba rin kasi ang bata kapag may sakit. bugnot talaga to the highest level. ngayon dahil close na sila ng teacher niya, naku nauuna pa sa loob. minsan gusto pa makigulo sa nauuna sa kanya. andami dami na nyang alam i-identify at turo ng turo sa daan. siguro nga, ngayon pa lang nag-open yung sense niya for speech. ang hinintay ko pa sa kanya is magtanong siya.

sing actions songs for him to make him more curious in learning. naku, kulang na lang lahat may kanta. :) magugulat ka nalang alam na niya yung tono and sa una mali lyrics pero eventually matutunan na din. and always speak to him na parang naiintindihan niya. 

flash cards are also helpful to us. basta make the learning experience enjoyable to the kid. parating smile para hindi sila mastress and feeling nila kalaro ka lang din nila. :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on November 16, 2010, 12:58:51 am
my daughter is already 2.7 OT sya and sp sya now. before she reach 2 yrs old pina check ko sya sa dev pedia wala naman formal diagnose sa kanya pero sabi ipa OT na lang namin for safe side kasi that time worry ako sa speech niya kasi kunti pa lang nasasabi niya at 1.8 or maybe paranoid lang nga ako that time tsaka hndi pa ok for me yung eye contact niya that time ..we just started last july sa OT niya 2 times a week and after 2 months sabi ng OT theraphist once a week na lang sya and yun isang day gawin namin na lang na speech pero sa tingin niya hndi naman delay anak ko para lang mas maenhance speech niya i mean yung constructions of words and sentence...

after namin magpa check sa dev pedia bigla na lang syang nagimprove like yun words niya biglang andami na niya nsasabi..pero kinontinue ko pa din theraphy niya..and i asked her PT and OT theraphist if they think she doesnt have autism since somehow marami na silang experience and expose sila sa kids na ganun..they said they are 100% sure na wala nga daw ASD anak ko.kasi ok naman eye contact niya and yung speech niya ok naman daw.
yun na nga lang pagiging hyper niya ang dapat namin iwork up.

my question is need ko pa ba ulet magpunta sa dev pedia para ipa check sya to cleared up everything if i we're you? although you're almost 100% and your OT and SP theraphist said na they think wala syang ASD...pmedyo namamahalan kasi ako sa fee ng pedia ko 3,500 need ba na kung saan ka dati nagpa check yo dun din ulet yung puntahan ko ngayon?...
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: iristacey on November 16, 2010, 02:32:26 am
i would suggest that you see the same pedia sis, although mas mahal nga lang sa kanya. (kay dra. falcotelo, it is 2500).  the same pedia will note kasi the difference eh, yung remarkable improvements. the doctor also will check if you can reduce or totally remove the therapies. if you feel uncomfortable with her fee, you can consult naman other pedia but it will be like starting a new.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: grace30 on December 07, 2010, 03:09:16 pm
HI sisses,

i would just like to ask if my son has autism, he is already 2.2 years old but he can only say about 4-6 words, he is picky with his foods though he already eats, pizza, noodles, spag, fries, bread and biscuits but he still prefers his cerelac. we've already consulted a developmental pedia and her diagnosis is autism but right now i'm not sure if i'm in denial but i really don't think he has autism. I believe he just has speech delay. What you guys think? i'm currently looking for another dev pedia to have a 2nd opinion. could you guys help me? by the way  i've listed some of the things he does:

- He loves playing hide and seek or running around the house
- He can play building blocks, sometimes he would a block from one position to another if he does not like an arrangement
- He would drag you to something he likes so you can reach it for him. But if a chair is near he would grab the chair and climb it to reach that something he wants.
- He loves playing with his cousin, he would grab his hand and drag him upstairs or in our room for them to play.
- He can be very "pilyo", he loves grabbing his cousins toys to make him cry and you can see him smiling when his cousin cries. If there is a toy he likes and his cousing won't let him borrow, he will wait for a time when he is not looking and that's the time he will grab it.
- Whenever he is resting and i'm near him, he would grab my hands and would wrap it around him. He loves embraces
- He loves playing cars, the pull up cars and the Remote control cars
- He seldom has tantrums and when he does it last only for 5 minutes. After that he will be looking for something to do or would just go to his bed and won't look at you "tampo" mode hehe
- He can be an actor sometimes, he would try to cry as in literally try, we would even call him our little actor
- He loves going to places, he doesn't like it when he is left behind. Whenever he hears our car go or see us leaving he would really try to go with us.
- He loves going up and down an elevator/escalator.
- He loves the outdoors, he would ride his bike and ask us to go outside and play
- When he wants to go outside he would get his crocs and try to wear it.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: smurf on December 07, 2010, 03:21:27 pm
hi mommy grace30! kindly checked your other post nag-reply po ako don....it might help sa questions mo.

my daughter developmental pedia is Dr. Lazaro - Asean Hospital
contact no - 7719250
sched - Mon and Fri

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on December 07, 2010, 10:49:55 pm
@Grace30: Follow us on facebook, I have a list of Dev. Peds on our group account: Building Blocks Child therapy clinic.

In your case, I would seek a 2nd opinion but DO NOT disclose the initial diagnosis for the 1st doctor.
From your description there are marked delays in Communication.

A child can be confirmed under the spectrum if this triad is affected :Communication, repetitive/restrictive Behavior and Social skills.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: grace30 on December 08, 2010, 10:14:41 am
@buildingblocks: Thanks, I am already preparing myself if the diagnosis is still the same but I'm still hoping that it's not. By the way where is building blocks, so that if it is near our place maybe we can check it out. thanks
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on December 08, 2010, 10:18:26 pm
@buildingblocks: Thanks, I am already preparing myself if the diagnosis is still the same but I'm still hoping that it's not. By the way where is building blocks, so that if it is near our place maybe we can check it out. thanks

We are in Alabang, Muntinlupa. if you need any help or have further concerns about your child,please feel free to PM me here.  :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on December 17, 2010, 03:04:41 pm
i've been posting positive hope in my previous posts.  i choose to believe that my son's case is just speech delay.

we had our 2nd checkup with the dev pedia last wednesday.  son is having OT sessions for almost 3mos already. dev pedia isnt impressed and cant rule out autism. it's just devastating that he'd be assessed as one to think that he looks normal. there are red flags noted but perhaps to her, it's no longer an acceptable delay.  kinda harsh for her to say that my son can no longer be compared to his little brother (who is 11mos old), the youngest will surpass his skills, son could no longer go to school along w the regular kids unless he is ok or no longer a candidate for SPED. harsh!  dev pedia said this sometimes lead to mental ret as the kid gets older (low IQ). HARSH!

i've been controlling my emotions. didnt digest what she said.  after that we went strolling. i was showing a happy face. it was only until 3AM that i was able to force myself to CRY.  still that isn't enough.  2days has passed and now i feel like crying everytime i see kids of about same age, singing, or doing their tricks. 

son recently throws a fit often. he would shout and cry at night, wrestling himself at wee hours in the morning. could not sleep straight and probably is having a hard time catching sleep after. 

i think i have gained more patience (unlike before) when i became a mom. and now, i know my patience will be tested some more.   people around me says there's hope. yes of course. but i just couldnt  help my self to feel weak and sorry for him. i hope i dont break. i need to show a strong mommy and a happy face.

God, help us.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: sweet&spice on December 18, 2010, 10:25:36 am
Hi sis! I read the entire autism thread hoping that I'd read your post or if not, I can learn more and tell you about it. Your doctor is scaring you to push you for therapies, although I know even without doing that, you will. As with any partner/therapist for your child's condition, you need to look for someone who is not only competent, but who loves but firmly applies lessons. Join groups sis. They will help you out and really relate to your concerns. God bless.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on December 19, 2010, 02:17:51 pm
@riddermark
Why don't you get a 2nd opinion. May mga nakilala na ako na misdiagnosed ang anak nila by the 1st Dev Ped who checked their child. You changed Dev Ped because the 1st one is very late in giving results right? This 2nd naman can not rule autism out. Why not get a 2nd opinion from a 3rd Dev Ped (unless the  1st dev Ped already gave the same result).


Sa case ko naman po, which is similar with yours, I was also told that autism is not ruled out. He was a little over 2yo then. For this, he was required a different program (diad na + regular school).  We were made to have him assessed after 6 months after that. Kaya po ang tingin ko, kulang yung 3 months na OT kaya hindi pa lubos na nag e-emerge yung development ng behavior niya. It took him 6 months to develop eye contact kasi pati sa school niya, the teachers does this sa students nila. Pag kinakausap sila and they look elsewhere, they turn their head (by the chin) to look the teacher in the eye when talking. I'd say, nag shoot-up ang development niya with group session OT. Kaya nung bumalik kami after 6 mos, autism wasn't even mentioned. In fact, ang laki ng pinagbago niya. He is now sociable, plays with friends and lately, can be taken inside the movie house na.


About the crying and fits, nakarelate ako. My son had this sleeping problem and can not be easily pacified when he cries. Almost everyday since he was a baby, we would get up at 4am because he had a bad dream and can't be put back to sleep. I would close the doors and windows of the house when he starts crying kasi baka kami ma bantay bata ng kapitbahay. I would wait until he calms down which can take an hour. Mas mabuti na yon kaysa paluin. I don't care anymore if we bother other family members or the neighbors. He started to get over this (unti-unting dumadalang) at 2 &1/2. By 3yo, straight na kami matulog. Whatever caused his late night and all day fits, my only guess is that the wiring in his brain to control emotions wasn't developed yet, or was also delayed in developing. 


How did your Dev Ped break it to you? Mataray ba pagkakasabi? How harsh is harsh? I don't think there is an acceptable way for us parents to take words about our child belonging to the spectrum. If you already have this guess that there is really something different about your son and the Dev Ped confirmed this, the next move is to find ways to have early intervention. Remember, Autism is a spectrum. Kung baga sa rainbow, you can't say which ray he belongs. Who knows, after continuous intervention program, it will turn out na nasa bandang labas lang siya nung spectrum na yon.


If you think he's just delayed and that the assessment of the Dev Ped does not tantamount to your observation (kasi in your story parang hindi mo expected), then better get a 2nd opinion. Continue with his OT sessions para medyo maging maganda ang susunod na assessment sa kaniya. Good luck!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on December 20, 2010, 04:03:45 pm
THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH MOMMIES!   :-*

I'm quite OK now tho still sad.  I forgot to add in my previous post. My son's therapist wouldnt believe either. He asked ate (yaya) to visit a class with students who have autism. Perhaps, if ever there is really, my son only has mild autism. that's just my point of view.

before we went to our 2nd dev pedia, we were on WL with a doctor in MMC. I'm keeping that schedule on FEB 2011 to seek for second opinion.  ;)

i too agree 3 months may not be enough. he has developed concentration (-5min) but easily gets distracted when he sees interesting things or people in the therapy room.  he is still on one-on-one OT sessions.  no reaction to name calling is also noted by the therapist. the hand flapping for him is harmless (doctor doesnt think so). he doesnt know pre-academic skills yet. communication is still that of an 8-mo old (accdg to the doctor).  i wish doctor will read the report made by the therapist. (she just browsed it ) :(   doctor asked how my son plays his car. i showed forward motion. he isnt spinning the wheels nor lining it up. but still she checked "persistent preoccupied with parts of objects" as one of the symptoms - despite my reminding her he isnt doing it.

we will see after another 3mos.  my problem is at home, follow-up is necessary but the caregivers arent consistent. they are attending 2 babies plus the household, that's probably why.

he has been sleeping straight for the past months. only last week when he fell that he began to cry at night. last night i was able to feed him milk while he was still asleep. luckily it worked!  (though sometimes it doesnt)  ;D

i'm thinking of enroling him to a summer class. would that be helpful?    im currently searching for that free seminar about autism. forgot the name of the org.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy_MM on December 22, 2010, 01:58:45 pm
Mommies who are in dilemma, I feel for you. Right now, with my son's 2nd visit to his Devped is fast approaching (Jan 2011), I can't help but feel nervous because no matter how I tried to deny it, deep inside me I know, something is wrong.

My son was initially diagnosed with Communication disorder 6 months ago and still, he cannot communicate his wants and needs. Although I can say that he has improved so much during OT and learned all about letters, numbers, shapes, animals, nursery rhymes but  the very thing I want to see is him communicating and interacting.

How I wish that if miracles do happen, let it be on my son. At night, I usually watch my son sleeping and feel so down in not being able to help him open himself or express what he wants. Whenever I see kids his age and hear them talking, I feel envy and anger as to why my son, of all the kids, why my son whom I love and waited all my life have to be like this.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy_MM on January 06, 2011, 02:06:07 pm
Well, just yesterday my son was diagnosed with mild autism, just writing the word hurts so much. Though I see it coming, I still don't know how to react upon hearing the confirmation from the doctor for the first time. The doctor tried to give us something to be thankful about by saying "he's on the mild side, mommy", but for me mild or not, it's still autism and did I say I hate that word. What made me so depress is thinking how my son will cope when he grows old.
But, I have to go on, for my son.
I told myself this morning, I will live one day at a time. Right now what my son need is more therapy- speech this time. Good thing even before the diagnosis he was on OT for 6 months which has helped him improve so much. Next week is the start of his speech therapy. My goal is to help my son live a normal or near normal life as possible.
There is hope.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: marimar on January 06, 2011, 03:04:36 pm
I can't really define how would i feel for moms whose children were diagnosed with developmental delays..

I agree, these children should be treated normal and that treatment i think must come first from their families coz if their families themselves would not treat them as such, who else will does?

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: acidicmom on January 07, 2011, 10:41:46 am
hi mommy_MM ask ko lang if  what mga basis ng devt ped ng anak mo to confirm mild autism? alala na din kasi ako sa anak ko na turning 3 kasi as of now d ko pa sya nababalik sa devt ped niya although pang third time na sana kasi ok naman yung 2nd visit niya and expressive language delay lang diagnosis niya.. until now he cant construct sentences though madami dami na sya alam  na words.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy_MM on January 07, 2011, 11:31:52 am
^Accdg to the doctor, although my son can talk and has pre-academic knowledge, but still 2 characteristics of ASD are manifested in him 1) delayed language 2) Lacking in Social Interaction. My son knows the name to almost all common things, animals, parts of the body, some verbs, all letters and numbers but he still don't know how to express his needs or communicate what he wants and also he has poor imitation skills and inconsistent eye contact.   The doctor said that my son's language is between 12-18 months and if she's going to push it by the number of words he can say, it could reach up to 24 months. She advised us to put my son in a Toddler class or play school to develop Social interaction and continue OT even once a week and start ST asap.
Mommy, how is your kid na ba? I think dapat ibalik mo pa sya sa Devped , kasi it's not anough that a kid can talk. he must learn to communicate.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on January 07, 2011, 11:46:44 am
^ ganon pala yun. even if there is improvement in speech kung di naman pasado in some areas macoconsider pa rin pala under autism  :(

im wondering. can we go on with toddler class kaya without informing the dev pedia or therapist?  ang therapists kaya, wide kaya knowledge nila on autism? kasi our therapist disagrees to what the dev pedia said e. magpapasecond opinion nga kami
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: acidicmom on January 07, 2011, 12:09:15 pm
mommy_MM, he has good eye contact, can follow directions, know his body parts and can socialize well with other people.. the only sad part is the lining up of his car though yun lang like niya i line... as to imitating, he is good kasi i have an older daughter.. he can play make-believe or yun bang he assign his toys as mother father sister and play with them..
 oo nga riddermark kaya i am lost kung san area mada diagnose ang anak ko.. sa dami ng nababasa ko lito na ako.. we will be seeking a second opinion just to be sure..
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy_MM on January 07, 2011, 12:20:28 pm
@riddermark
sis, even NT kids can benefit from a toddler class so I see nothing wrong if you bring your kid to one. Therapists cannot exactly diagnose autism. my son's therapist also said the same thing, that my son's symptoms did not amount to ASD but what now?

@acidicmom
I don't think that lining up cars is enough to say that your kid has ASD. It's more than that, there are 3 factors that you have to observe. 1) Language development 2) Social Interaction 3) Stereo-type behavior or repetitive behavior. If I will really to be honest with myself, I can say that my son has them all but Milder on number 1 and Mildest on Number 3. My concern is number 2 - social interaction which he is really lacking.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on January 15, 2011, 05:35:59 am
Just want to invite everyone for the....

15th National Autism Consciousness Week Celebration
January 16-23, 2011
Theme: “AUTISMO PAGHANDAAN: Maagap na Deteksyon at Interbensyon Isakatuparan”


ACTIVITIES:

16 Jan-Sun 6AM
ANGELS WALK for Autism
Music Hall, SM MOA

17 Jan-Mon
8AM NAPOCOR Autism Talk
NAPOCOR, Quezon City

8AM On the Spot Painting Contest
Social Hall DENR Office, Visayas Avenue, QC

1PM Sem. on Early Detection of Autism
Day Care Center
Proj. 6 QC

18 Jan-Tues
6:30AM CBR Field Visit
Los Banos, Laguna and Carmona, Cavite

19 Jan-Wed
10AM - Dialogue with DSWD-NCR and NVRC
NVRC Proj 4 QC

1PM - Sem on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), Multi Sensory Environment
and Aqua Therapy/Watsu
Quality Life Discoveries, 20th Ave., Project 4, QC

20 Jan-Thurs
9AM - Quiz A
Conference Room, House of Reps

21 Jan-Fri
9AM-12NN - Family Power Forum
Sky Dome, SM North EDSA

1:30-5PM - Roles of Professionals in the Management of Autism
Sky Dome, SM North EDSA

22 Jan-Sat
1PM - Family Support Group. Mtg
ASP Office

3PM Talent Show
SM Fairview

23 Jan-Sun
9AM - Holy Mass
Atrium, The Block SM North EDSA

10AM Family Day
Sky Dome, SM North EDSA

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE free, NO REGISTRATION

For details, please call Autism Society Philippines (ASP) Office at 929-8447 / 926-6941.  Email at autismphils@gmail.com or visit autismsocietyphilippines.blogspot.com

For Manila residents, you may text me at 0922-8969612 (Secretary, ASP UP CAMP Manila chapter) for any inquiries. 

For parents of newly diagnosed kids with autism, don't lose hope.  You are not alone on this autism journey.  Early intervention is important for our kids so start it now.  Contact us and we will guide and support you on the steps to take. God bless us all.  Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on April 02, 2011, 05:46:56 pm
Autism Awareness Day pala ngayon.
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/community/news/world-celebrates-4th-autism-awareness-day
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on April 04, 2011, 02:03:37 pm
This is about movies for kids with autism:
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/community/news/sensory-friendly-movies-for-kids-with-cancer-and-disabilities
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: sweetie on April 04, 2011, 04:50:27 pm
hi.  i'm new here and with this situation so i hope i can get inputs and comments. 
1.  my son was assessed by a dev pedia when he turned 4 and  was cleared of autism.  this year (at age 5), he was assessed by a psychologist as requested by his school. said psychologist evaluated and assessed him to be exhibiting symptoms of ASD. i really dont know which one is of more authority to assess as the two reports came out with different results.
2.  i have been very protective of my son to the point that i dont really allow him to play with neighborhood kids for fear of picking up bad influences, which was why he didnt have much chance to interact with other children.  until 2 months ago, he was more into parallel interactions, but lately, he has been looking for his "friends" (neighborhood kids) to play with every afternoon.  could my restricting him be the reason why he wasnt interested to socialize before?
3.  my son also was a late talker, and only started to really talk at age 4, but would answer in complete sentences.  although there were times that he would echo or repeat what he heard a number of times, i just assumed that it was part of his being "makulit".  he would also talk like in the cartoons because he also learned talking from disney's magic english.  but the psychologist said that his repetitions were due to asd. but the magic english would always encourage the viewers to repeat so they would learn to talk.
i dont know if i'm just being in denial, although we have definitely decided to bring him to an OT and have him re-assessed after.  but i'm just curious why in another topic under "dev pedia", i didnt notice any post stating that a psychologist  did the evaluation.  thanks in advance!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy_MM on April 13, 2011, 01:52:14 pm
We as moms will be the first one to notice something amiss with our kids, no matter how we try to we deny it, we know in our hearts that something is not quite right. This was the way I feel after my son (now 3 y.o.)  turned 1 year old. He acts like a deaf, lacks social skills and can only say a word or two. I had so many sleeplessness nights and stressful days when I can't even focus on what I'm doing, I was in denial. Until finally, I dialed a Dev Ped's clinic (the one I saw in the internet) and set a schedule.

Fast forward, after 2 to 3 visits to the DevPed my son was diagnosed with mild autism, and is now undergoing OT and SP.  Even now, the word autism grates to my ears and honestly, I can't use it to label my son, I just say "he has mild ASD".

After months of therapy, I'm happy and satisfied with his significant improvements. He labels almost everything now, he knows a lot and more aware now of his surroundings. No one will notice that he is different. He's still not speaking in sentence but he's still young and from what I can see it won't be long now before he can actually learn to converse.

@ mommy sweetie, welcome to SP!
If you feel that there is really nothing wrong with your son, then why worry? according to my dev ped, as long  as your son can understand you, can follow instructions, can interact with others, then the chance that he has autism is very slim. For your peace of mind, why not seek another dev ped's opinion to be sure that your son is ok.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: perfectlypurple20 on April 14, 2011, 11:26:55 am
Hi mommy sweetie,
In the States, ASD can be diagnosed by psychologists. For your peace of mind, maybe it would better to ask for another opinion (maybe from another dev ped?). Your son's repetition of the cartoon dialogue might also be echolalia (which is a characteristic of children in the spectrum) so in a way, meron point yun psychologist. Meron naman silang parang checklist that they go through to assess your child. If I make ask, who recommended the OT?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: sweetie on April 14, 2011, 07:09:35 pm
@perfectlypurple20: it was the psychologist who recommended OT.  funny thing was that when the dev pedia assessed him last year, he was cleared of autism but needs re-assessment at age 5 for adhd.  with the psychologist this year, she diagnosed asd but clear of adhd.   yes, we will definitely bring him to a dev pedia for another re-assessment, pero we'll bring him to OT na rin for the meantime...

@Mommy_MM:I admit that i did noticed some things with my son when he was younger, like his delayed speech and parallel interactions.  but the dev pedia put my mind at rest immediately and that my concerns were unfounded since he did start talking at age 4, in english and complete sentences.  he also responds when people talk to him, but would just stop if he has ran out of words.  as for parallel interaction, the dev pedia said that he doesnt really interact with other kids, but he does interact with adults, has good eye contact and even tends to be "flirty" with adults.  as of now, he already has started interacting with kids his age, but still tends to be choosy with whom he wants to play with.  I know in my heart that he's not in the spectrum, but my fear is if i'm wrong or just maybe in denial, i would be denying him of the treatments or therapies that he needs, thus affecting his future immensely.  although i saw a ray of hope from a website about autism that i have read said that 40% of kids diagnosed with asd are cleared of it when they reach higher grade. as what his school's counselor and his class adviser said, he will be able to overcome it. 
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on May 03, 2011, 02:36:57 am
For parents with kids diagnosed with Autism and are living in Manila, the Autism Society Philippines UP CAMP Manila chapter will have their Family Support Group (FSG) meeting on May 6, 2011, Friday at UP CTS A.A. Section Room, Padre Faura, Taft Avenue, Manila,  1-4 p.m.  You may contact me at 0922-8969612 for questions or confirmation.  The FSG meeting is limited to 10-15 parents only so confirm your attendance asap. It's free and it's open for both ASP and non ASP members. Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on June 06, 2011, 03:29:10 am
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Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: toughmom moderator on June 08, 2011, 09:47:39 am
Brain Scans may help Diagnose Autism, says Study
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http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/community/news/brain-scans-may-help-diagnose-autism-says-study
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on June 09, 2011, 02:17:15 pm
Hi everyone!

May I ask for your help? Dra. Edna Gonzaga of PGH is conducting a study about Gastro Intestinal Issues on ASD Kids. Hope we can ask for respondents from this forum. Kindly PM me your email address if interested to participate in this study so I can email you back the survey form. Hope to get responses from parents of kids diagnosed with ASD, GDD, PDD-NOS or Aspergers, 3-18 years old.

You may also email me at jennette12@yahoo.com.

Hoping for your favorable response. Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: therappystore on June 14, 2011, 04:29:34 pm
Video on Noticing Early Signs of Autism

http://www.therappystore.com/1/post/2011/06/video-early-signs-of-asd.html (http://www.therappystore.com/1/post/2011/06/video-early-signs-of-asd.html)

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: aticnomar on June 15, 2011, 04:12:04 pm
Video on Noticing Early Signs of Autism

http://www.therappystore.com/1/post/2011/06/video-early-signs-of-asd.html (http://www.therappystore.com/1/post/2011/06/video-early-signs-of-asd.html)

Thank you very much for sharing this, I saw the hug machine of Temple Grandin, it makes me smile. :):):)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: therappystore on June 15, 2011, 07:54:05 pm
Video on Noticing Early Signs of Autism

http://www.therappystore.com/1/post/2011/06/video-early-signs-of-asd.html (http://www.therappystore.com/1/post/2011/06/video-early-signs-of-asd.html)

Thank you very much for sharing this, I saw the hug machine of Temple Grandin, it makes me smile. :):):)

welcome!  :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MommyShe123 on June 20, 2011, 12:44:15 pm
Mommy_MM, my son is also lacking in Social Interaction. He just recently been diagnosed having symptoms of Asperger's syndrome. He's 5 now and I enrolled him in a Kinder class. Good thing he has a younger brother whom he likes to play with.  The neurologist did not suggest for him to undergo any therapy other than to enroll in a school with a small teacher to student ratio. In my son's case, he responds to name calling, answers when being asked, can follow simple instructions like to get things within reach.. We are scheduled for another check-up/assessment by December this year.  What I'm doing now is I always talk to him. I don't give him a chance na he's all by himself na kahit nag-p-play siya.  Talagang kinukulit ko siya and I always make sure he look straight to my eyes pag tinatawag ko siya....
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: toughmom moderator on July 10, 2011, 10:55:48 pm
[Atty. Adel Tamano grants Smart Parenting Online an exclusive interview and tells us how his family is celebrating life with an autistic child.

(http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/images/site-alpha/articles/being-a-parent/dad_we_love_adel_tamano/adel2-ci.jpg)
“The very first thing I noticed was that Santi lost eye contact,” Atty. Weena recalls of their first-born. “When Santi was a baby he was a very responsive baby, and then by the time he turned two, he just wasn’t responding to me anymore.
I brought him to the doctor, who confirmed my fears. Santi was diagnosed with PDDNOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). Now they call it Autism Spectrum Disorder”.

read more
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/dad-we-love-adel-tamano
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Teacher Net on August 01, 2011, 12:56:37 am
Whenever I have a session with my student I request the parents to monitor the food intake of the child the day before the session.  I ask them not to  feed the child with fast food items.....ice cream chocolates and the like,  I request them to buy organic food items. And it actually works, the child is more behaved and cooperative.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: toughmom moderator on August 06, 2011, 12:03:35 am
Please read 3 Things that Annoy Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Blame it on a lack of awareness or sheer insensitivity, it’s best not to step on the toes of parents with special children

read more:
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/3-things-that-annoy-parents-of-kids-with-special-needs
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Luanne Dulay on August 07, 2011, 01:00:28 pm
I know how it feels to be in the dark...not knowing where to start and what to do. My daughter was diagnosed with Autism when she was 1 year and 9 months old, she's now 4.5.

We just had an assessment with Dr. Dizon. It was a thorough assessment and after 3 weeks, we had a conference with all my daughter's teacher's therapists and teachers. We discussed the results, what we should do or focus on, our other concerns, their recommendations and our roles in my daughter's developments. It was great that finally, we have a direction to follow now.

For more on this, you can check my blog: http://www.autism-angel.blogspot.com/ (http://www.autism-angel.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on August 25, 2011, 10:32:44 am
http://www.facebook.com/groups/asp.upcampmla/?id=249017391797197&ref=notif&notif_t=group_activity#!/event.php?eid=167056973368360

Temple Grandin's Biopic airs on September 2, 2011 (Friday) 10pm on HBO Asia and HBO HD on Channel 54 on Sky Cable and Channel 39 on Destiny Cable. Call your local cable operator for more information.

A comment from one of my co-parents:
"THIS IS A MUST SEE MOVIE not only for families with members affected by the Autism Spectrum Disorder but for neurotypicals as well. This will give everyone a glimpse of the world of people with ASD. This film shows how they think and how great their minds work where the neurotypicals could not see nor imagine how and why things happen and how people/animals react in certain ways."
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: toughmom moderator on September 13, 2011, 07:53:19 am
Researchers have found two distinct subtypes of autism that could help develop individualized treatments.

US Researchers Discover Two Autism Strains
(http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/images/site-alpha/articles/news/two_autism_strains_found/autistic-child-ci.jpg)
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/community/news/us-researchers-discover-two-autism-strains

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Stageslearning on September 30, 2011, 03:10:23 am
Our site has a number of free resources and articles. This article on Building Language for your Autistic Child has been very poplular
Emerging Language and Building Vocabulary
Language development varies from child to child, and there are wide ranges of expected “normal” language development in young children. If you have specific concerns about the pace of your child’s language development, you should definitely discuss this with your health care professional. However, for reference sake, by the age of two a child is expected to be able to:
to read more go to http://www.stageslearning.com/free-resources/teaching-tips/building-language-your-autistic-child (http://www.stageslearning.com/free-resources/teaching-tips/building-language-your-autistic-child)
There are also a number of free printable flash cards and games at http://www.stageslearning.com/free-resources (http://www.stageslearning.com/free-resources)
Hope this is helpful to you!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jewelyn on January 17, 2012, 10:32:04 am
mommies, let me share you a video that could fully help us understand our child :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0OGJwoYmg&feature=share (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0OGJwoYmg&feature=share)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: cutemom@30 on January 25, 2012, 04:47:27 am
Hello dear parents, I'm a totally newbie here. Im seeking for help. Speaking of delayed child, one of my twin son was diagnosed with ASD. He is 3yo now . But still,  we are looking for another  pediatric developmental doctor for second opinion Hindi kasi lahat ng red flag sign ay nakuha niya. Talking about their professional fee... grabe sumingil maybe because konti lang tlaga ang tulad nilang mga doctor ang kumuha ng ganyang kurso here in Pinas. Pls. help me, if some one here might knew said doctors na mura lang ang PF and what hospital. And kung my alam din kayong Therapy Center na mura lang din. Hope for your soonest response and I'll really appreciate. Thanks.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on February 08, 2012, 06:49:48 pm
^sis you can find the directory at autismpinoy.com

now for mommies out there living in the PROVINCE...
I have a question about therapy clinics/centers. we all know that this business is rising fast, parang kabute rin minsan. do clinics in your area have certified and legitimate therapists? if OT talagang registered OT ang nagtetherapy sa kids nyo? or si owner lang ang OT and he/she trains people to do the job?

this should be one factor we need to be keen about. i am planning to relocate in the province and this might be my problem. limited resources in terms of therapies. we dont have speech there, that's for one. but at least for OT sana, licensed naman ang magtreat/therapy diba? the same lang naman ang bayad. i heard parehas lang yung cost per session sa province namin at dito sa therapy namin sa manila. but the reason we're planning to relocate is financial.

sana naman we get good service at hindi lang pera pera sa kanila.

your inputs please?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on February 13, 2012, 06:13:58 pm
Mga mommies need your help please, medyo mahaba kwento ko para detailed:

I have an 18 month old baby girl that have I some concerns about, that things that im worrying about are:
1. she points but only to things that her pointer finger can touch like if i ask where's the fish she'll point to our frame na may fish and elephant sa figurin namin na elephant, pati sa mga books she can point to some shapes and moon when asked, but for far objects as to where's the light or the plane anything na hindi maabot ng kamay niya she wouldn't point
2. She only knows certain words and hnd pa ganon ka clear here are some star (pronounce as istar, umbla (umbrella), bu (blue), duck (same), TV, da (daddy), sometimes ba (bubbles), minsan naman she can say these words zebra, teeth, flower mostly sight reading
3. she flaps her arm when excited or frustated
4. ayaw sumama sa ibang relatives but napapatawa naman nila si baby basta wag lang siyang bubuhatin
5. trid to her her body parts but she's really not interested

Here are the things naman that she can do:
1. responds to her name, may times na hindi but very seldom and I know alam niyang tinatawag ko siya kasi pag sinasabi ko na "bye bye na" tatakbo siya agad sa akin
2. has good eye contact looks to me when im singing to her
3. she smiles when she look at the mirror and makes some other facial expressions
4. if she wants someting like milk, toy, book basta w/n her reach she'll give it to me if hindi naman niya abot she make some gesture look at the object then she will at me and back to that object
5. i recently intoduces flash cards and introduced to her the phonics, pronunciation ng letter like a is pronounce as "a" b is for "ba", when i showed her the card and ask her how do you pronounced it she says it correctly naman, i introduced 5 letters at a time
6. loves to bring me toys and books, she goes to me if she needs help like hindi niya mapaghiwalay yung lego pieces
7. pretend play okay naman, when i said lets play horse sakay siya sa likod ko, mahilig magpa slide sa legs ko, gusto din i bounce siya, minsan kiniss niya stuff toy, then yung toy cup tinuruan ko magpretend play nun minsan kunin niya yung cup then subo niya sa akin, then if meron siyang anythinh that looks like a stick and tupperware gawin niyang drum yun
8. knows how to play toys corretly like her xylophone, shape sorter, stacking cups and rings, piano, other musical toys, hindi niya sinusubo toys niya, does not line up toys din
9. knows simple commands like, stand up, no, mine (anyhting na hawak niya or naihulof niya ibinibigay niya sa akin), get your bubbles (toy bubbles), minsan get your shoes
10. may logic naman siya like she uses the comb to comb her hair, toothbrush pang clean ng teeth niya then if gusto niya lumabas she'll me her shoe then pag isang pair lang pinapakuha ko yung isa kinukuha naman then siya na din nagtataas ng paa niya pag isusuot na yung shoes
11. i can say naman na she likes children kasi may katabi kaming school palaging gusto ni baby nakatingin dun especially pag flag ceremony nakikisayaw pa siya saka nag wawave din siya sa mga bata at nagclap pa sa kanila, may isan din bata din nilalaro siya ng peekaboo natutuwa naman si baby
12. no violent tantrums is may tantrum man siya always alam ko gusto niya at bakit nagtatantrum siya
13. not a picky eater magana kumain
14. can imitate certain actions on songs and imitate children when thery'r dancing

nagpunta kami kanina sa development pedia kay dra agnes falcotelo, and hindi masyado nakipag cooperate si baby ewan ko maybe because hindi kasi complete yung tulog niya, kinda fidgety si baby inconsistent siya pag tinatwag ni dra, as usual she was asked where's the light nad inexplain ko na ganon nga si baby but she said dapat daw alam niya yun pointing to books like shapes hindi daw yun considered na pointing, ganon ba talaga yun?
then she give some toy block kay baby pag sinasabi ni dra na mine hindi binibigay ni baby but pag ako ang nagsabi bigay niya agad sa akin, then un sa bi ni dra pinipili lang ni baby yung tao

before she waves when someone said goodbye but lately lang ayaw niya na and worried din dun si dra but weird thing was when we arrived hom and nagbye yung katulong namin kay baby nag byebye din si baby, hindi din kinonsider ni dra na interested si baby with other children kasi daw dapat daw si baby ang lalapit sa bata para makipaglaro but isn't she too young pa to do that and with her age mostly parallel play pa lang diba?

observation ko lang ang liit ng office hindi child friendly, kung hindi pa naglabas ng toys si dra hindi titigil sa pagliligalig si baby, she didn't label my duaghter yet but advice to undergo OT which im very willing to do so naman, but medyo confuse ako or in denial lang kasi sobrang baba ng marks ni baby and the assestment didn't even last an hour locomotor skills lang ni baby and pumasa the rest hindi here are the results: prsonal and social: 9 months, hearing and speech: 6 mon, eye and hand coordination: 10 mon, non verbal performance: 10 mon

the OT is for 2 a weeks for 3 months then ibalik daw namin sa kanya after 3 months then saka na siya maglalabel but sa akin lang isn't 3 months enough para magimprove in all areas si baby kasi for sure for the first few days of theraphy hindi siya makikipag cooperate nun im afraid pag balik namin baka hindi nanaman mag cooperate si baby and ilabel na siya kaagad

please help mga mommies naguguluhan na talaga ako I hope you guys can enlighten me. Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: ELENRN on February 13, 2012, 09:13:50 pm
@ Mommy nicole03

Ganyan din po ang son ko. He was 21 mos. nun ma evaluate ng DevPed. Early Intervention for 6 mos. ang
ni recommend sa amin, then ibinalik po sa DevPed after 6 mos. Ngayon po malaki na ang improvement
ng son ko pero tinuloy na rin po namin ipasok siya sa SPED. Communication Disorder ang diagnosis sa kanya.
As of now ang dami na niya nasasabi na words pati po behavior malaki na rin ang improvement. Tuloy mo lang yun OT niya mommy and show your loving support. God bless you and your child. :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on February 13, 2012, 10:56:34 pm
Thanks poh mommy ELENRN! I'll be scouting for therapy center tomorrow and hopefully magimprove ang language niya. Ask ko lang poh kung what specifically ang symptoms ng communication disorder? And after ilang months of therapy did you see improvements on your baby? Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: ELENRN on February 14, 2012, 12:05:48 am
@ Mommy nicole03

    Actually wala po sinabi sa akin ang Dev Ped kung anong Symptoms. Based lang po sa evaluation konti lang ang
alam na words ng son ko at his age, at saka hindi po talaga siya gaanong nag sasalita kumpara sa mga ka age niya na bata. Kahit sumusunod siya at nakakaintindi may developmental delay po talagang nakita sa anak ko. Mga 2mos.
nakitaan ko na siya ng improvements and mabilis siya naka adapt sa school. Sabi ng Devped may factor din daw po ang environment kaya speech delayed ang son ko.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on February 14, 2012, 12:20:06 am
what poh yung mga activities sa OT? and hindi kasama ang parent sa loob right? Kasi if ganon for sure the first few days ng therapy baka magiiyak lang baby ko but sana nga din mabilis siyang maka adapt, im worried lang na 3 months of OT wll not be enough and madiagnose agad si baby ng iba, ang hirap kasi in some aspects she's normal nauutusan and sociable yun lang talaga pointing and language sobrang delayed.... :'(
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: ELENRN on February 15, 2012, 12:41:45 am
Sa case ng son ko, since nag improve siya sa Early Intervention kung saan SPED Teachers ang nag hahandle,hindi na
po siya pinag OT ng DevPed niya. Pinatuloy na lang po yun SPED Class niya 3x a week tapos nag add lang po yun school ng program na kelengan sa kanya. During his session hindi po ako kasama sa loob. Nun una umiiyak din yun anak ko kasi hindi niya type yun isang teacher niya, pero nun nagtagal nka adapt din. Ang alam ko after 3mos. na mag OT ang anak mo, ibabalik siya sa DevPed pero itutuloy din ang OT niya for another 3mos hanggang sa mag improve siya. Hindi kaagad nagbibigay ng label si Dra.Falcotelo and ang feedback sa kanya is magaling siya. I know how you feel mommy, ganyan din ako noon. Pag nag OT si baby mo im sure malaki ang improvement niya. Dont worry.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on February 15, 2012, 10:53:08 am
thank you sis sa pagreply, nakahanap na me ng OT start na si baby tomorrow, kanina lang yung evaluation kay baby as usual mega iyak nanaman si baby, based sa OT wala pa daw 2 secs eye contact niya, incosistent then sa name response, though nakikicooperate naman yung baby ko sa activity pansin ng OT ayaw ni baby na madaming verbal command, she told me medyo matagal daw aabutin ng therapy but it still depends on how magrerespond si baby though nakwento din niya na madami din naman silang students na kagaya niya but after the theraphy naging mainstream na, good thing lang kay baby hindi naman siya nananakit, iyak lang talaga siya ng iyak, ginawa ko ng 3x a week OT niya instead of 2 then starting march 4x a week na, thanks again hopefully next post ko may improvement na kay baby
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on February 16, 2012, 04:16:54 pm
hi mommy nicole. you are so keen about your child's development and it is a very good thing. i realized just now upon reading your post how i was so lax in teaching them skills. i am a working mom and i rely on the yayas most of the time.  i think i can relate to you and help you. first, because we have the same doctor. second, the skills you thought your baby have, half of them can be seen in mine. 

my eldest was then 2yo when we first saw doctora. i was so clueless of symptoms of autism. i thought his speech delay was the only problem. turned out he was a year and a half delayed in most aspects except gross motor skills. it was a little obvious for me that my son have developmental delays. we were told to undergo OT 2x/week with diagnosis of speech delay, and went back after 3 months. unlucky my son didnt do well in his therapy. that's when doctora labeled him with autism. and so our journey began.

my second/youngest son is different from my eldest. he is more sociable and pa-bibo. i had high hopes he'd do well compared to his kuya. sadly, at age 2 he doesnt have words with meaning yet. your son can do a lot of things compared to my youngest. i sometimes blame it on less interaction at home. despite the "strengths" i pointed out to doctora, in general, we failed her tests. Automatic she said he's in the spectrum as well. That's because there's already one in the family. the good news i hear lang is she has high hopes because my youngest seem to be in the lighter shade of the spectrum. he has better response compare ke kuya na deadma talaga. but in general, failed talaga lahat ng tests. he couldnt identify the things or follow what she asked.

much as i want to bombard them with therapies, we cannot because of financial constraint.

BTW, mommy elenrn, didnt your school ask for the doctor's approval for your son to be enrolled in SPED? doctora didnt approve of such kasi for my eldest. she said we concentrate on therapies alone for now. my eldest is now 3yo. he undergoes OT and SPEECH and an experimental ABA until we discover which one works for him, we will let go of 1 therapy.

sa bunso, it's OT for now.

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on February 16, 2012, 04:26:35 pm
many moms here say doctora is good. si therapist lang ang kumukontra before saying my son is ok naman delayed lang. but now i believe more kay doctora. she may have high standards or follows what is said in the book but she has better understanding and grasp when it comes to developmental concerns of our child/ren.

let's exchange notes, mommy.

just my two cents ... our clinic followed what is suggested by the doctor ... which is OT 2x a week. SOP nila yon. can your clinic arrange a different setting? magiging OK kaya ke baby yun? i dont know ha. di kaya si doctora ang may better say?

i was telling doctora im willing to put my son kahit sa play school or salimpusa basta me makasama lang kids (wala kids sa bahay). she strongly said NO kasi andami nang therapies for my son and it is best for him to focus on his behavior daw. ito ang dilemma ko talaga ngayon.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on February 16, 2012, 09:35:47 pm
@ sis riddermark: im glad pareho pala tayo ng dev ped, hope you don't mind if i ask you some questions in the future, 1st day ng therapy ni baby kanina, im expecting na hindi makikipagcooperate si baby since im not allowed inside the room and baka umiyak lang siya, to my surprised nagawa ni baby umupo sa chair the whole session doing the activities considering na yesterday during the assestment eh ayaw umupo ni baby at iyak lang ng iyak, sabi ni OT fake ang iyak ni baby walang naman luha parang nagpapaawa ang dating, maybe because napansin din ni baby na wala ako sa room then after the session pinapasok ako sa room biglang tumakbo sa akin si baby saka umiyak ng malakas na parang nagsusumbong but as per OT's advised deadma ko na lang kasi masyado ko naman itotolerate ang pagbababy sa kanya. For me its already an accomplishment kasi sa bahay hindi ko siya mapaupo ng ganon katagal sana magcontinue na din siya magimprove

sis i also ask dra folcotelo if i can also enroll my baby sa toddler class, i found a non formal class for toddlers here sa place namin but same as what she told you ayaw din niya magfocus na lang daw muna sa theraphy then saka na lang daw yun, but like you sis im also thinking pano nga naman siya makakapag socialize if therapy lang iba pa din kasi if she's learning with other children yun din naman kasi ang magiging setup pag nagschool na siya, but anyways i'll wait for the results of the OT and our next check she's too young pa din naman maybe when she turned 2 and if nagbebehave na talaga siya

hindi naman strict when it comes to number of sessions yung clinic ni baby, im the one who ask them to make it 3x a week kasi for me lang ha nakukulangan talaga ako sa 2x a week, wouldn't be better if more often yung therapy para mas mapractice? pag summer sa kanila everyday na ang theraphy mon to thurs for 5 weeks, yung iba ko din nababasa though sa states naman yun combination ng different therapies umaabot pa nga ng 20hrs per week

sis let me know if effective yung ABA i've read na mas effective daw yun, and btw when did dra advised your eldest son to undergo speech theraphy? thanks in advance!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: mami che on February 17, 2012, 06:31:03 am
@ Sis riddermark, ano age gap ng 2 kids mo? My kid (3yrs old) has ASD din then may baby din ako na 1.2years old. But he's very different din with his kuya. Sobrang bibo, harot & sociable tong baby ko but hindi ko pa rin inaalis sa akin yung "possibility"  :'(  kaya napaparanoid ako minsan  :o

My kid is taking ABA and OT. Sobrang effective sa son ko yung ABA coz he can utter words he wants na (though dapat idecipher  yung iba ;D) depende din sa therapist siguro... kasi naghanap c teacher (owner ng therapy center) kung kaninong therapist mas magrerespond yung kid ko... Dati kasi, di responsive anak ko sa mga activities but now, malaki na improvement niya nung nagbago sya ng therapist.  Saka tinatry try din ng therapist na isali sa group class para matest kung puwede na pumasok sa school... Pero di pa masyado. Need to correct muna the behaviour para mas maging effective sya sa class...
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: ELENRN on February 18, 2012, 11:48:41 pm
@ mommy riddermark

Sa case po ng son ko, may coordination po yun DevPed at yun school. Every time na may check up ang son ko sa DevPed kasama po ang school head dala yun progress report ng son ko. Kaya direct agad sa teacher na sasabihin ng DevPed kung saan areas dapat tutukan ang son ko. Lahat po ng activities ng son ko ay recommended ni DevPed.


Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on February 21, 2012, 04:11:09 pm
@mommy elenrn - that's good! nag wonder lang ako because you started with SPED. maybe because your son is improving fast kaya nirecommend ni dr?  iba-iba approach ng mga dev peds, i thought kasi OT is the first intervention. now i'm enlightened.

@ mami che - 1yr 4 mos gap ng age nila. with out last visit kay dra, i asked her what's the difference between OT and ABA. actually daw parang magkalaban sila (in my own words na). different approach. so what we'll do ... we'll see which works best for my son. so patatagalin pa namin ng konti ang ABA kasi sa ngayon we can't determine yet. mga 1yr of ABA daw.   doble gastos!

i havent seen the actual OT sessions (except the 1st assessment) but i think my son follows teacher who shows authority and that's OT teacher. with ABA he wouldnt follow kung walang "reward" which sometimes appears as bribery na.  that's for now ha. mag experiment pa kami.

si OT ang magsasabi if baby is ready for speech. he will make a recommendation to be shown ke dra. then dra will write it in the profile/assessment which will be shown naman sa SP (speech pathologist).

but mommies, i'd want my son to socialize sana sa school setting. im torn - follow an experienced doctor or sarili ko.



Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: dhoodz on February 23, 2012, 04:51:58 pm
My son was 1.5 y/o when i noticed he could not still talk, my pedia told me na parang its ok  kc boy naman daw sya pag boy kc medyo delayed daw un development.. Pero nung 2 y/o na sya pinatingnan ko sya sa 3 dev ped with in a month.. ngshopping talaga ako ng dev ped.. so sa pangatlong dev ped na i have to stop denying and start yung therepies niya. 2 out 3 dev ped recommended OT first. yung isa recomend niya e ABA..  I did all what the dev ped told me OT (2x a week @therabilities) and ABA (daily @shine intervention).  He even had OMT at shine din cz lagi sya ng vovomit and for his speech din. At inenroll ko sya dun sa traditional prep school na malapit sa bahay namin not so high end pero pang saling pusa lang  for socialization..

He is now 4y/o.. he has OT and Speech @ therabilities (both 2x a week) and he goes to school @ lincolnshire, nursery na sya dun.. He is has improved a lot though d pa talaga sya nakikipag-usap ng husto.. Nasasabi lang niya yung gusto niya, he can takecare of himself na rin kaya parang feeling ko delayed na lang talaga sya sa speech.. Nakausap ko naman din yung SPED teacher niya sabi niya ngsasalita naman daw sya dun sa school like requesting for things etc..

Grabe ang gastos it's like 40k a month, buti na lang I have loving sisters who are helping me out financially. I am a working mom too, laging zero yung bank account. ko sa gastos.. but i don't mind as long as i see my son getting better everyday nawawala yung pagod ko..




Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: luneta_xxx on May 01, 2012, 05:24:46 pm
May son is already 2 yrs. old. Kinakabahan po ako kasi nakitaan namin sya ng mga red flags.

Eto po mga na observe namin:
1.Tip toe walking. Di naman po ganun katagal, usually wala pang 2 mins. Pag sinaway namin tumitigil naman sya.
2.Looking at the corners of his eyes. Medyo napapalimit na po ito, minsan kahit naglalakad sya.
3.Mahilig laruin yung gulong ng toy cars niya. Pero alam naman po niya kung paano laruin yung toy as a car. Palagi sya nakatingin sa wheels ng bike, car, tricycle, anything with wheels, electric fan, etc.
4.Medyo delay ang speech pero naiiintindihan ko yung daddy, bike, shoes, slippers, dede, etc.
5.Tantrums. Minsan umabot ng 1 hr yung pag iiyak niya.

Marunong naman po sya makipaglaro like catch the ball, marunong mag bye-bye at mag kiss(flying kiss).Minsan lumilingon sya pag tinawag ang name niya minsan hindi lalo na pag nanood sya ng tv. HIndi po niya ginagawa yung lining up ng toys.

May schedule po kami kay Doc Lazaro pero hindi na po ako mapakali. Tanong ko po is autistic po ba yung son ko?

Maraming salamat po.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on May 01, 2012, 09:00:41 pm
@ sis luneta_xxx

sis it would be best if wait mo na lang evaluation ng son mo but usually first evaluation hindi sila nagbibigay ng diagnosis after pa ng therapy because they need to see how the child respond, but its good that your son interact with others and marunong din magimitate, dati din baby ko hindi consistent sa name response advised ng OT niya if hindi nagrerespond yung child itapat mo yung face niya sayo or lapitan and look face to face at the child para maging aware sila na sila ang tinatawag, OT also advised me to hold a stacking ring and place the hole on my eye while calling the child's name in that way naman it helps the child established eye contact while responding to their name paulit ulit lang ito siguro mga 3 rounds, if you want you may try to do this while waiting for your son's assestment, ngayon naman very consistent na baby ko sa name response but i still play this game with her gusto kasi niya...
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: luneta_xxx on May 02, 2012, 11:12:54 am
@ nicole03

Thanks for the reply and for the tips. Di na kasi ako mapagkatulog eh, iniisip ko palagi yung son ko and yung condition niya. Sino po yung dev. ped. nyo?

BTW, ako po yung father. Di kasi techie si misis eh.

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on May 02, 2012, 01:03:35 pm
@ luneta_xxx

ay sori poh my bad hehe, we went first to dra falcotelo but we'll see dr lazaro this month, kelan poh schedule ng son niyo?

if you want daddy try niyo na din poh yung namention ko earlier yan din kasi ginagawa nung therapist before sa anak ko much better nga pala if you will do this infront of the mirror, lessen his TV time and sing nursery rhymes together with actions infront of the mirror din much better poh...
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: luneta_xxx on May 07, 2012, 09:30:00 am
May 10 po schedule namin. Kinakabahan na talaga ako. Last saturday medyo nabawasan ang kaba ko, pag uwi ko sa bahay may bagong tinuro si mommy kay baby (in denial pa kasi si mommy). She asked our son "how old are you?" then my son replied "two" as in lound and clear and consistent po yung sagot niya pag yun ang tanong. Hay sana paranoid lang ako.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: swtgrl_bee on May 08, 2012, 03:27:35 am
^good to hear that Bro, all the best on May 10.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: luneta_xxx on May 11, 2012, 11:18:22 am
Here's an update sa assement ng son ko. The doctor is not convinced that my son is autistic. He said he wants to see more. He said that the symptoms that I observed are "non-specific". Since 2 yrs. old pa lang daw son ko makikitaan daw talaga ito ng autistic like attitude kasi present daw talaga ito sa ganung age. When the doctor tested my son nag-rerespond sya normally though he mentioned about the hearing ability (responding when he was called) medyo dito sya concern. Also medyo  delay din daw ang speech niya. The doctor recommended OT and more exporuse daw ng son namin sa outside world and social interaction. Also we have a follow up check up sa August. Right now naghahanap kami clinic malapit sa place namin for the OT.

I really don't know how to express my happiness. After the check up I kiss my son so many times to the point na umiyak na sya sa inis. I would also like to thank this forum para sa mga reply nyo and sa mga info na nakuha ko dito.

To all the parents out there facing the same dillema as I did and for those parents with autistic child, please don't stop praying for your child. I would also like to recommend to bring your child to Kamay ni Jesus sa Lucban. Meron silang healing mass every Saturday  9:30 am (meron din weekdays pero di ako sure). I brought my child there the moment we saw the symptoms. I believe that God's intervention is the most effective and most powerful than anything else.


Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on May 11, 2012, 03:47:52 pm
@ luneta_xxx

wow nice to hear that daddy buti na lang maaga niyo na din napacheck baby niyo i heard dr lazaro is really good sabi ng therapist ng anak ko pati ibang mommy na nakakausap ko sa school, my baby's assestment with him will be on may 31 but ngayon pa lang kinakabahan na ako, i hope everything will turn out well din, OT lang poh ba nirecommend ni dr lazaro?                                                                                                                                                                                       
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: luneta_xxx on May 14, 2012, 08:28:46 pm
Yup OT lang po. And he also adviced more exposure daw sa tao, ilabas daw namin ng madalas, kausapin palagi, bawasan and TV ang yung mga moments na mag-isa lang sya.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: swtgrl_bee on May 16, 2012, 05:47:13 am
^good to hear that bro, anak ko delayed yung speech pinasok ko sa toddler class, hindi pa yung everyday ah? pero ang laki ng improvement super :)

Kaso nasobrahan na ata sa confidence, dati kung lalabas kami ayaw mawala sa tingin namin, ngayon explore ng explore :D katuwa naman, lahat ng tao sasabihan ng HI & BYE, ganun kasi sa school niya :)

Let's continue to support each other, nakaktuwa kasi kapag may nakakaintindi :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on May 16, 2012, 07:02:08 pm
pa-share naman po contacts ni dr. lazaro. thanks!  kulang na kulang kami sa exposure, that's one. thanks for the tips actually more than 2 years na kaming nago OT at ngayon ko lang nalaman yon mommy nicole03.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: nicole03 on May 16, 2012, 09:22:37 pm
@ sis riddermark

hi sis here's the number of dr lazaro's secretary at calamba doctors 049-545 2529 / 545 2527, the secretary only accept appointment calls every wednesday, alam ko may clinic din siya sa asian but i don't now the number poh...
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: chardonnay on July 16, 2012, 11:52:55 pm
Mommies help! Based sa experiences and knowledge nyo, kindly assess my niece' condition. Feeling ko kasi even w/o check up, she has this autism prob. based on her traits/practices below, madali pa kaya syang maka catch up as she's already turning 4 this August? Some of them I personally noticed whenever I visit them. Yung iba kwento ng mom ko. Wawa naman kasi, hindi ko din alam pano sasabihin sa sister ko, feel ko in denial pa sya plus dami pa ibang prob yun kasi sya lang work dahil me sakit hubby niya. Thanks!
 
Till now,
- She still doesn't speak / does not respond to her name / no eye contact
- can't follow simple command
- flap her arms
- line things (fave niya yung mga bottles ng lotions, perfume etc)
- looses words that she initially learned kahit 2 lang yun
- super gabi matulog and ang ingay ingay
- picky eater / puro milk
- she doesn't appreciate toys. she prefers soap or cereal boxes
- very engrossed w/ long hair. whenever she would saw anyone w/ long hair, she would grabbed and would lovingly keeps on stroking na parang nag rerebond hehe
- sabi ni Mom, she loves looking at colorful pictures kahit maghapon niya gawin yun
- sinisira yung dolls niya to the point na parang chop chop victim kahit rag doll pa yan.
- nung 6 months sya medyo kinabahan na ako kasi she would sometimes continuously
move her head left and right
- hindi talaga pwedeng wala syang bantay lagi sa sobrang likot. parang lahat ng bagay aabutin
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: swtgrl_bee on July 18, 2012, 12:37:43 pm
^sis pa assess niyo na sa Dev Pedia yung Pamangkin mo, if you could sponsor it better para maassess ASAP :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: chardonnay on July 18, 2012, 05:20:01 pm
yun nga rin isip ko sis kahit medyo sapat sapat lang ako lately dahil kakapanganak ko lang din. And since mommy na nga rin ako kaya mas na concern ako. Prob ko na lang pano ipilit sa ate ko. Thanks thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: dhoodz on July 18, 2012, 10:02:27 pm
i read yung signs, I am not a dev ped pero yung pa line ng things is sign of ASD. Kakatapos lang ng son ko mag-follow up sa Dev ped niya, lastweek lang. he's now 4 and 8 months he could talk a little, paminsan-minsan na lang sya ng li-line ng things pag na bobore sya, pero sign pa din un ng ASD sabi ng dev ped. yung speech ng son ko is pang 2.6 y/o pa lang according to the dev ped's assessment. Patingnan nyo niya sya sis para makahabol.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: riddermark on July 23, 2012, 07:08:24 pm
^^  this will help. send her this ASAP.
do not be afraid to tell her. kung magalit hayaan mo na magalit sayo kesa mas mapabayaan yung niece mo. in the end marerealize din niya yan. so it's a matter of what's MORE important.  you can tell her you've seen some signs and it's hightime that she see a developmental pedia. early intervention is very important.

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Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on September 27, 2012, 04:30:45 am
For parents here with children with autism (CWA), may I ask for your help in answering the following surveys?  I'm from Autism Society Philippines (ASP) UP CAMP Manila chapter.

We have continuously been tapped by student groups for their survey / research studies on autism. Though our parent respondents don't receive any payment for answering such questionnaires, we are able to increase autism awareness in our area through these students. We are trying to tap on every field and profession so we can have more people know about our condition and understand our family and kids' plight. Rest assured that these researchers / students will keep your personal information confidential. But final results of the study will be shared to the group so we can also be updated of the outcome of their paper. We have an agreement that they will be giving us a copy of their final paper to add to the ASP collection / library. Hoping for your support on these projects. Please see the links of the surveys below. Thank you very much!

1.  Ms. Jas Cañete is our student member,  a senior Industrial Design student from the University of Santo Tomas. The study aims to develop a home-care system / kit for children with autism. We would like to ask for your help in answering her study. Click on the link to answer the short survey. Thank you very much! 

Respondents must be parents / guardians of children with autism residing anywhere in the Philippines.  Or if you are presently out of the country, still was able to reside in the Philippines a few years back.  TY!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHdjRXNTcDJxTXZFQmRONVFhTkQ3Q2c6MQ

2.  Here's another study by one of our student members - Jonah Mikka B. Dorado, a 4th Year BA Behavioral Sciences major from the University of the Philippines Manila.

She's working on a study about the quality of life of mothers of children with autism and their relationship to their children. Specifically, this study aims to identify the feelings of the mothers toward themselves and toward their relationship with their children. By having a deeper understanding on what they are going through, this study hopes to aid in the development of the institutions and their programs regarding the mothers of children with autism.

In this regard, we would like to ask for the participation of the mothers of CWAs in this study. The mothers can be of any age but their child with autism should be 17 years old and below. They must be residing within Metro Manila.

Please click on this link to answer the survey. Thank you for your support!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEpWZnlhQ3ZTd3BseVMxQkp2TXhXV2c6MQ

3.  Another study is from the students of UST Bachelor in Elementary Education Major in Special Education. They are conducting a research entitled EXPERIENCES OF FATHERS AS A PARTNER IN GIVING CARE TO A CHILD WITH AUTISM. It is about determining the attitudes, experiences and perspective of fathers with their child with autism.

We are in need of respondents - Fathers of children with autism residing in Manila and Quezon City. They gave us a soft copy of the survey.  If interested to join, kindly email us asap at asp_upcamp_manila@yahoo.com so we can send you the file. Hope the fathers here with kids with autism can participate in the study and for the mothers, hope you can encourage your husbands to answer the questionnaire. (I'm asking the students to also make a google doc for their survey questions so it'll be easier to answer.  TY!)

Hoping for your support.  Thank you very much!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: toughmom moderator on October 22, 2012, 12:04:36 am
K, 5 years old, used to run away and hide, or covers his ears whenever he heard loud noises or something he was not familiar with. He was highly sensitive to them.

Hearing Disorder Commonly Associated with Autism can Now be Corrected
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http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/kids/kids-with-special-needs/hearing-disorder-commonly-associated-with-autism-can-now-be-corrected
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on April 08, 2013, 10:59:57 pm
more insights sis  :-\ what are the signs,,,nakalito yun lining up na sign kasi yun daughter o dati when she was 2 nagliline up din sya,,then nagcocover din ng ears then delay din sa speech..after 5 monthsh teraphy salamat sa dyos ok naman na sya shes atending regular schools. she ven excell in her academics

..now my dilemma is un baby brther niya naman di pa talk i mean yun nagiinitiate talag pero he knows concepts and sings sya ng mga nursery rythmes pati un commercials sa tv

may kakilala ba kayo na halos nasa kanya na lahat ng red flags but later on hndi naman pala autism/asd ? i mean naging okey din ..
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on May 09, 2013, 10:56:53 am
hi Iristacey,

How is your nephew doing?
I became hopeful when I read your story.
My 1yr10mo son was diagnosed with GDD and we are hoping after therapy he will be out of the spectrum.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: airam_love on June 05, 2013, 02:54:10 pm
hello po sa inyo.. im a mother of almost 2 year old daugther. im deeply worried kasi until now hindi p sya nagsasalita. as in konting konti words s p lang ang alam niya like. minsan nga gagayahin lang niya ang sagot. isa p hindi sya marunong mag point. at parang lasing maglakad

dun ako sobrang worried kasi nabasa ko mga red flags un

pero natatawag ko naman sya s name niya. always naman sya lumilingon pag  tinatawag kahit s mga pet names niya. pag tinatawag sya ng mga pinsan ko. tumitingin naman sya at ngumingiti. mnsan mga parang may sinasabi p. hindi lang maintindihan. madaldal sya pero ibang lenguahe
marunong naman sya makipag habulan at makipag taguan s ibang
mga bata. tingin ko naman may good eye contact sya. kasi pag kinakausap o kinakantahan nkatingin naman sya s mata. at pag may sinasabi sya nkatingin naman sya

sweet din sya minsan. pag sabihin mo kiss embrace.. gagawin naman niya



Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on June 05, 2013, 03:27:15 pm
^

Hi Airam_Love
have you consulted a devpedia already? My son is also the same age as you child. We had him checked in April and initial finding was GDD with ASD as consideration,
If i compare my kid to yours, better pa sya kasi as you said may eyecontact and she responds to name calling. My son has none of those.
But we are currently undergoing OT 3x a week and I can say na may improvement na sya. May eye contact na, especially when I sing him nursery rhymes, and alam na din niya ang name niya. Yun nga lang, until now wala pa rin syang pointing, hand leading pa din. He flaps his hands pero ngayon, nabawasan na.
engage your child to more play and activities like shape sorting. My kid amazes me. Sa therapy ang goal namin is for him to be familiar with just circle and square. nagulat na lang ako last week, he knows to sort 9 shapes already.
My therapist told me he thought my child just needed stimulation kasi pag naiwan sa yaya, babad sa tv. no interaction, no play. Kaya wala syang tv or gadget and malaki ang naitulong.

How old was your daughter when she started to walk on her own? I think up to 1.5 years okay pa yun, hindi naman delayed.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: chardonnay on June 05, 2013, 03:32:19 pm
^^ Consult your pedia na lang mommy for your peace of mind. pero I think okay lang sya. Yung pamangkin ko as in zero sa lahat. sa speech, socialization, discipline. hirap talaga bantayan at isama sa labas.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on June 05, 2013, 03:41:33 pm
HI Chardonnay, napa assess nyo na yung niece mo? Ano sabi ng dev pedia? Kumusta sya?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: chardonnay on June 05, 2013, 07:28:12 pm
naku di pa rin sis. Nakausap ko na sis ko and open naman na sya pero parang mas hopeful sya na dahil yun sa hearing problem kasi maliit butas nung isang tenga. Medyo nadelay lang ang pag aasikaso kasi she needs to attend first to his semi paralyzed husband who needs backbone surgery.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: airam_love on June 05, 2013, 07:51:25 pm
hi MyAdie... hi chardonnay..

hndi ko p sya npatingin s devped.. kasi nung tinanung ko s pedia niya ok naman daw sya. kasi may eye contact sya s dra nun kinakausap sya.. ang sabi lang iexpose ko sya s mga bata. mahilig xun kasi sya manuuod ng tv. tpos halos 2 lang kami ang magkasama. so pag may gnagawa ako household chores nuod sya ng tv. pero kahit tutok sya s tv once n tawagin mo sya lilingon naman.
late din sya naglakad ng mag isa.. 1 year 5 months sya nun.
wala syang hand flap.. i lining ng toys un nga lang parang hindi niya alam laruin ng toys.. hilig niya tignan sarilinya s salamin.

sana nga ok lang baby ko. at medyo praning lang ako. hindi ko din kasi alam san sya dalhin n devped. dito p kasi kami prov.

pero kahit papano medyo nabawas pag aalala ko. salamat pi s reply nyo.


Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: chardonnay on June 05, 2013, 10:34:18 pm
same scenario din tayo sis. I think I need to expose my daughter to other kids kasi kami lang ng husband ko kasama lagi ang totoo minsan mahirap kumilos pag walang kasama kaya hindi maiwasan iwan muna sa TV. Okay naman ang anak ko, sa lahat ng aspect except feeling ko late ang pag express niya. at 18 months, wala pa syang clear words na nasasabi kahit mommy or daddy pero she can identify things in her alphabet chart.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: sarahk on July 25, 2013, 10:39:01 am
Hello SP Mommies!

My devped advised me na i-expose ko ang son ko sa daycare centers who has been diagnosed with asd. He's two years old. Me alam po ba kayo na daycare public/private within makati or manila area para ma enroll ko siya, yung saling pusa lang?

Hope I can get replies from you mga mommies... TIA
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on July 29, 2013, 11:05:45 am
Hi Sarahk,
Did your pedia recommend therapy also?
What are the factors in your child for your pedia to say that he has ASD?
My son also is 2yo diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay with ASD as consideration. Consideration pa lang kasi she can’t say yet that he’s in the spectrum considering his age. He was 1yr10mos during 1st assessment and he is currently undergoing OT.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: rhovie on July 30, 2013, 02:47:34 pm
hello mommies! just like to let this feeling out, just last week, halos gumuho ang mundo ko when my 3 year old son was diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder, mixed emotions na ako talaga, and kahit anong pilit kong magpakatatag nfor my son, ang hirap talaga, lalo na at single mom ako..  :( all i ever want in my life right now is for my son to have a normal life :( me chance pa kaya na magkaroon ng normal life si baby ko? like going on a regular school etc... kasi based sa mga nbsa ko over the net, severe daw ang case ng ASD kapag mas madalas siya magtantrums.. eh my son is madalas magtantrums lalo na kapag bago ang environment niya at kapag may ayaw siya :(
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on July 31, 2013, 11:49:52 am
Hi rhovie,

i feel for you. I have a 2yo son who could also be diagnosed as being in the spectrum come monthend. But have you read also that early intervention greatly helps? I suggest you engage your son in therapy sessions.  My kid who is now undergoing OT sessions 3x a week has shown great improvements already.  Plus, we reiterate what's being taught by the therapist in our son's activities at home.  Also, focus on your child's strengths. Always make him feel loved. I have friends who also have kids with ASD and they assure  me that as hard as it is to accept, life still goes on even when your kid has ASD.
My dream also is for my son to be mainstreamed. But for now, we just focus on how we can help him overcome his delays, that is our main goal. If we are stuck kasi with the thought that our kid has ASD, baka mas lalo tayong hindi makafocus. I'm sure your kid will turn out fine, basta as early as now, learn all you can para matulungan mo siya. God bless.
If i may ask, what are the things present in your child for him to be diagnosed with ASD? Thanks
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: sarahk on July 31, 2013, 12:09:36 pm
Hello fellow sp mommie MyAdie!

He has speech delay and does repetitive actions like spinning of wheels,etc. his devped is Dra Conducto of PCMC. Kahit ako sis I can say he is in the spectrum. He's not like other kids kasi. Bukas start ng OT niya 1-2 times a week. Me nakita na ako na daycare where he'll be expose in other kids. 750p a month to think na malapit lang siya sa house namin. Gusto ko rin siya ilagay sa streamline kasi kahapon when we went there, at first laro lang ng laro. Nung me kasabayan na siya na bata who falls in line for the slide ginaya niya. Which is good kasi akala namin hindi siya nag oobserve.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on July 31, 2013, 03:35:19 pm
Hi sarahk,

If he plays ba with toy cars, consistent na nag-i spin lang sya ng wheels? As in never syang nagpagulong ng toy cars like he knows how to play with it?
ang anak ko kasi ganyan din dati lagi wheel spinnning lang pero ngayon never ko na syang nakitang nag spin ng gulong ng toycars. And when he plays, may sound na din na sinasabi like broom broom or to this effect.
Good sign yung sa kid mo ibig sabihin may awareness sya. Ang kid ko din speech delayed eh. Wala pang nasasabi except mama when he calls me pero hindi pa din consistent. Can your kid follow simple commands like sit down, or shoot the ball. If yes, good signs din yun.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on July 31, 2013, 03:41:48 pm
Hi Sarahk, pahabol pa. Sabi ng therapist ko kasi, repetitive behavior is for example, lining up of toys. considered syang repetiitive if kahit iwan mo yung kid mo na buong araw yun lang ang gagawin eh okay lang sa kanya or kung pigilan mo naman eh magwawala ng sobra then yung daw ang repetitive or stereotype behavior.  Pero if occasional niya lang ginagawa without actually being a hindrance sa ibang gagawing activity then that's called self stimulation or stimming.
ano palang mga pinagawa ni dra sa son mo para mabigyan ng diagnosis?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on August 01, 2013, 03:14:51 am
sis myadie. yun anak ko naman he is around 2.11 year old this month pag may line or bsta may naka parallel nagsspacing sa yun bang titingnan niya from left to right and sometimes if may countertop bsta ka eye level niya ganun din tinitingnan niya ng pa left to right nhuhuli ko pero hndi naman madalas right now mga 3 times a week ko makita nun sinearch ko sa net lumalabas its a visual stimming tama  ba?..btw we're having 2 ot and 2 speech theraphy twice a week na and enroll sya in regular  toddler class
initial eval namin last march communication disorder " although namention kona din yan  sa devped nun eval nilagay niya pa din that time communication disorder pero sympre magbabago pa din yun and im just scare right now kasi mamaya pagbalik namin sa oct. its asd na :(

my question is automatic ba if may visual stim pero may socialiazation naman autism na? but feeling ko may echolalia din sya though sometimes may tama din naman sa mga sinasabi niya ,, and may tip toe :(

positive traits naman niya as far as i know:
-he have good eye contact pag you call him titingin naman
-sa concepts like number, letter, shapes, colors ok naman sya
-socialization ok naman kasi minsan nga tatawagin niya tell niya" mommy play" meaning play daw kami , tapos pag napapadaan kami sa jolibee point niya yun madalas tapos with matching tingin pa sakin to double check if tinitingnan ko un tinuturo niya, 
-nakakpag request na sya "pls open " borrow mommy", bsta un mga requesting and command  okey naman
- sa answering yes or no eto di pa masyado consistent ..pero pag mayron ka ask na ayaw na ayaw niya sasagot sya ayaw ,...pero pag di sya interested sa tinatanung mo hndi sya sasagot or uullitin lang niya tanung mo,, pero one time tinuruan ko sya i asked him do you like yakult? i said he say "i like yakult, yes!  then naanswer naman niya  ganun ...kaso one time ask ko sya .do you like "peanut? sagot niya "i like peanut, yes! "...echolalia ba yun? kasi same na same yung pagkabuo ng sentence din ba although yung subject napapalitan niya like instead of yakult nagawa naman nyang peanut  :-\   
- then mukhang may pakelam naman sya sa paligid kasi magsisisigaw yan ng "sama, sama mommy" habang umiiyak pa  pag nakita niya sasakay ako ng car tapos maiiwan sya
-when you ask all the name of the people in the housewhold alam niya even his own name and his school name

hay hirap ng stage na di ko alam kung san kami patungo although may times na pinipilit kona lang i-accept na may mild asd anak ko para pag sinabi na merun nga hndi na masyado masakit di ba  :'(
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on August 01, 2013, 08:37:04 am
Hi darna88
Pagkasabi kasi sa kin ng therapist ko, there are 3 critical areas na pang evaluate ng ASD - social, language or communication tsaka repetitive movements. Ang stimming is not considered repetitive or stereotype behavior unless yun nga, pag iwan mo sya kahit buong araw sya yun lang gagawin niya, like close-open door for an hour or so, tapos pigilan mo, magagalit, then that's repetitive behavior. Ang son ko walang visual stimming. Ang prominent sa kanya dati hand flapping. Pero ngayon nabawasan na, yun lang minsan sa bahay for example sa bedroom namin, lakad sya ng lakad with matching jumping pa. Ang gusto ko lang sa anak ko, nakakaupo na sya for table top activities ng medyo matagal, 10-15mins. Can follow simple commands na din like wave bye, give, high five, sit down, remove socks or shoes.
Parehas tayo, natatakot din ako na baka malabelan nga ang anak ko. Pero pag inisip ko, ano naman kung may label? Does that label make him less of a person? do we love our kids less just because he has ASD?
Buti nga your son can speak na and he can tell you things already. My son just turned 2 years old this July 9th and babbling pa din kami until now pero hindi ako nawawalan ng hope, alam ko in time makakapagsalita din sya.  Good indications yung may awareness and humahabol sa yo if aalis ka> i've a friend na yung anak niya may ASD din, as in deadma daw if aalis sila or what. The kid treats them like any other object, though yun nga yung sa kid niya, medyo nasa extreme side of the spectrum.
Overall, i don't think you child has ASD.  Ganyan din gusto kong isipin for my son, not that in denial ako until now. Basta tayo naman as parents, whatever we can do to bring out the best in our kids, yun naman ang ginagawa natin. I'm sure your kid will just be fine.

Ang anak ko nung hindi pa kami nagte therapy as in walang eye contact, walang response to name calling, grabeng handflapping and tiptoeing. Nung ngstart na kami ng stimulation sa therapy at sa bahay, biglang may eye contact na, may awarenss na din. alam niya if play time nakikisali. Dati din, pag naglaro ng kotse, pinapagulong lang ang wheels, ngayon hindi niya na ginagawa ito. never din syang nag line up ng toys. Ngayon, yung 26 letter of the alphabet, na a identify niya lahat ng letters. When i tell him, get J for example, alam niya, pati 0-9 at 9 shapes. Mabilis na sya mag pickup.
Ang kulang sa kanya, imitation. May konting pointing na din pag may tinanong ako pero to show interest, walang pointing. hand leading pa din kami until now if he wants to get something and he needs help.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: sarahk on August 01, 2013, 12:07:49 pm
Hi sis myadie! Malaki talaga ang developmental delay ng son ko which is really, really alarming. Like sa age niya hindi niya nagagawa kung anong appropriate in terms of speech,communication,etc. he doesnt respond sometimes pero minsan nakikinig naman. It doesnt mean pala na if he can respond minsan, disregard na as having asd. Consistent daw kasi dapat. Though ngaun hindi pa lumalabas yung ibang signs, later on as he grows old dun pa magmamanifest. hindi rin daw kasi maganda na i-compare(which is hindi ko ma control) siya sa ibang bata with asd kasi its a broad spectrum. One will never have the same signs with other. Mas nauna pa niyang natutunan ang 1-10 at abc kesa ma recognize yung mama at papa. 2 years old na siya, he cant say two phrases pa. First activity na ginawa nila ni dra, naglaro sila ng blocks. Ang problem ng child ko, paulit2 niya binabalik2 baba sa floor ang mga blocks sa table. Its doesnt mean na diagnosed with asd na eh dapat ng ma label. Its a disorder, disability na hindi tama ang development sa mga skills niya which is dapat i korek, imo. Nakaka depressed minsan kaya lang Im doing my best para maging normal ang life niya. Ang sakit lang pag may makita kang bata na agad nako compare mo sa anak mo. Tanong sa sarili na Bakit sila? Bakit yung anak ko ganito? Hindi ko pa rin maiwasan na manlumo.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on August 01, 2013, 03:27:39 pm
Hi sarahk.
Medyo na bother naman ako dun. sabi ba ng dev pedia mo, pwedeng magmanifest pa yung symptoms as he gets older? kagaya sa anak ko. hindi sya nagta tantrums or walang sensitivities sa loud sounds. possible daw bang dumating yung time na when he grows older, magtatantrums na sya at magkaka sensitivity na which is apparent to kids with ASD?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on August 01, 2013, 03:38:25 pm
pero di ba yun nga din ang purpose natin for early intervention? para din yung mga delays nila maagapan natin at maka cope sila later on...
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on August 04, 2013, 11:13:27 pm
Hi darna88
Pagkasabi kasi sa kin ng therapist ko, there are 3 critical areas na pang evaluate ng ASD - social, language or communication tsaka repetitive movements. Ang stimming is not considered repetitive or stereotype behavior unless yun nga, pag iwan mo sya kahit buong araw sya yun lang gagawin niya, like close-open door for an hour or so, tapos pigilan mo, magagalit, then that's repetitive behavior. Ang son ko walang visual stimming. Ang prominent sa kanya dati hand flapping. Pero ngayon nabawasan na, yun lang minsan sa bahay for example sa bedroom namin, lakad sya ng lakad with matching jumping pa. Ang gusto ko lang sa anak ko, nakakaupo na sya for table top activities ng medyo matagal, 10-15mins. Can follow simple commands na din like wave bye, give, high five, sit down, remove socks or shoes.
Parehas tayo, natatakot din ako na baka malabelan nga ang anak ko. Pero pag inisip ko, ano naman kung may label? Does that label make him less of a person? do we love our kids less just because he has ASD?
Buti nga your son can speak na and he can tell you things already. My son just turned 2 years old this July 9th and babbling pa din kami until now pero hindi ako nawawalan ng hope, alam ko in time makakapagsalita din sya.  Good indications yung may awareness and humahabol sa yo if aalis ka> i've a friend na yung anak niya may ASD din, as in deadma daw if aalis sila or what. The kid treats them like any other object, though yun nga yung sa kid niya, medyo nasa extreme side of the spectrum.
Overall, i don't think you child has ASD.  Ganyan din gusto kong isipin for my son, not that in denial ako until now. Basta tayo naman as parents, whatever we can do to bring out the best in our kids, yun naman ang ginagawa natin. I'm sure your kid will just be fine.

Ang anak ko nung hindi pa kami nagte therapy as in walang eye contact, walang response to name calling, grabeng handflapping and tiptoeing. Nung ngstart na kami ng stimulation sa therapy at sa bahay, biglang may eye contact na, may awarenss na din. alam niya if play time nakikisali. Dati din, pag naglaro ng kotse, pinapagulong lang ang wheels, ngayon hindi niya na ginagawa ito. never din syang nag line up ng toys. Ngayon, yung 26 letter of the alphabet, na a identify niya lahat ng letters. When i tell him, get J for example, alam niya, pati 0-9 at 9 shapes. Mabilis na sya mag pickup.
Ang kulang sa kanya, imitation. May konting pointing na din pag may tinanong ako pero to show interest, walang pointing. hand leading pa din kami until now if he wants to get something and he needs help.

sis bata pa pala yun anak mo kaka 2 lang nitong july sakin aksi mag 3 na this sept. kaya iba tlaga , :-\
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: rhovie on August 05, 2013, 02:24:08 pm
hi myAdie!

sorry for the late reply, anyways, the symptoms that shows is: speech delay, no recognition of name when being called, no eye contact, low frustation tolerance, tska super tantrums siya nung asa clinic siya.. although when he was still 2 years old, nakita ko skanya yung other symptoms like spinning in circles, walking tip toe, hand swinging.. pero hindi ko na nakita un nung nag 3 years old siya, kaya akala ko normal lang talaga siya.. pero nung sinubukan ko na siya ipasok sa play school, lumabas na yung aggressiveness niya, nangangagat siya ng classmate niya tska nanunulak without reason, kaya sinuggest ng teacher na ipatingin ko daw sa dev't pedia, at un nga ang lumabas, me ASD feature daw ang son ko, he's doctor is dr.planta.. right now, tomorrow is his first day of OT sessions.. hopefully mging ok talaga siya..
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on August 06, 2013, 10:51:40 am
Hi rhovie,

Pero yung no eye contact, no response to name calling and low frustration tolerance, napansin mo na din ba ito nung 2yo sya along with the other symptoms you mentioned? O nung nag 3yo bigla na lang no eye contact at no response to name calling?
My son kasi before mag 2 wala talagang eye contact at response pero awa ng Diyos meron na ngayon, thanks to therapy. Sa frustration level, pansin ko naman sa kanya mabilis pang ma divert yung attention niya.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: rhovie on August 06, 2013, 05:30:39 pm
Hi myAdie!

since 2 years old siya, nakit ko na sa kanya nung no eye contact, no response to name calling, and low frustration tolerance. Since 2 years old pa siya nun, and with accordance of my mother, we really thought na mawawala din un, kasi sabi ni mama, natural lang daw sa mga batang lalake ang ganun.  Its good that ur son has improvements already, :) my son is undergoing OT sessions now so far so good pa naman.. :). But we notice something, kasi according to his dev't pedia, one of the cause daw ng hyperactivity ng son ko is his choco-milk drink (choco na gatas na bear brand), in which we decided na to stop, and we were surprised to see na hindi na siya ganun ka-active compare before, although me mga konting kakulitan pa din, pero mas manageable na siya kahit papano.. :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on August 07, 2013, 11:16:58 am
Hi rhovie,
Don’t worry, you’ll see improvements also with your son as time goes by. Basta stick to the OT sessions and reinforce at home what’s being taught by the therapist.  What also greatly helped my son is we lessen exposure to tv and gadgets, and puro play lang kami. I also introduced him na to shape sorting, board puzzles of letters and numbers, shapes, colors and animals. So far he already can identify all letters and numbers na.  Alam niya din shapes and colors. Yun lang wala pa talagang nasasabi.
Dati din grabe syang mag hand flap. Ngayon halos wala na pero yung tip toeing meron pa.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: rhovie on August 07, 2013, 01:43:24 pm
Hi myAdie!

it's good that your son is improving :) don't worry, magreregress din yung pang tip toe niya.. :) have faith and everything will turn out fine :). I just tell to myself that the condition of my son is not burden, but a blessing in disguise, kasi not only i become more focus to him now, but also, i'm learning everyday from him. :) Goodluck sa mga sons natin! :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: gripfast on August 27, 2013, 10:41:25 pm
 hi MyAdie!

Naku don't worry! as long as you continue the therapy and may follow up sa bahay, your son will really improve. My son started his ABA therapy when he was 18 months. his dev ped said na he might be in the spectrum of autism. too young to tell pa daw kasi since wala naman kami nakikita na signs except dun na late ang speech and uber mag tantrums and he wont respond sa name niya. sobrang na baby kasi anak ko sa bahay. biruin mo, ayaw ilabas ng lola at mommy ko kasi daw magulo sa labas. ayun.

2 years and 4 months na sya now and he is taking ABA therapy (3 times a week) and OT naman twice a week. Sis, I'm telling you, sobrang laki ng improvement ng anak ko. I'm very happy. He understands na yung mga sinasabi namin, may bisyo na nga eh! hehe when he is reading a book dapat naka open ang lights. pag di mo binuksan, sisimangutan ka and he'll open it himself sabay sabi ng "mimee, lights!" hehe music to my ears!

Have faith sis! Ang sarap ng feeling pag may milestone ang baby mo, that alone is enough for you to hold on and continue to support him. It will be tough pero its worth it. Magastos pa sya sis pero sige lang. AKo nga single mom pero nakakaya ko ipa therapy anak ko. My son's condition made me more stronger and mas naging responsible ako. It also made me realize kung ano yung mga bagay na mahalaga talaga.

Blessing talaga ang son ko for me. I had to quit my job before sa Taguig, mind you maganda ang pay and ang company. yun kasi ang suggestion ng mokong kong ex. kami pa nun pero now hindi na. I was able to get a home based job that pays more than my previous salary. My former bosses dun sa dati kong company hired me again. I can now spend more time sa anak ko at naihahatid ko pa sya sa therapy niya everyday sa Pasig. Taga Caloocan kami sis ha! I'm really happy kasi despite what happened (iniwan kami ng daddy niya) at least di pa rin kami pinabayaan ni Lord.

Have faith! It'll be fine sis. It's gonna be worth it, believe me.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on August 30, 2013, 07:51:43 am
Hi gripfast,

Thanks so much for your encouraging words. If i may ask, na rule out na ba ang ASD with your son?
We are going back to the dev pedia tomorrow for 2nd assessment. Hopefully my son will perform.  We are in OT 2x a week, used to be 3x but i begged off dun sa isang session since napapansin na ako dito sa office na laging halfday. Wed-Thur-Sat kasi sched namin. But my yayas are very proactive and feeling ko nga mas nag improve ang son ko dahil sa mga yaya ko kasi we reiterate what's done during the sessions at home and, mas advanced pa kami. Sa therapy kasi, 2 colors pa lang tinuturo sa son ko eh sa totoo lang, 6 colors na ang alam niya. He also knows all letter in the alphabet. 9 numbers, and shapes. Yun lang talaga, babbling pa din kami until now. He's turning 2yrs 2 mos on Sep 9.  Tsaka dati, my son has no pointing puro hand leading. But last night, natuwa ako kasi nagugutom sya. So tinanong ko sya, what he wants, cereal or milk and tinuro niya yung cereal. Pari imitation skills niya emerging na din and very fast magpick up> hopefully ma rule out na yung ASD niya sooner or later though I'm sure the pedia tom will not be able to give yet her diagnosis kasi masyadon pa ngang bata ang son ko.
And above all, prayers really helped improve my son. As in, Mama Mary talaga is our strength and miracles really do happen, we just have to have faith.
Sa Pasig din ang therapy center ko, ano yung sayo?
Will include your son in my prayers. Happy weekend!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on January 16, 2014, 06:15:05 am
You are all invited to join us for the

National Autism Consciousness Week
January 19-25, 2014 in Metro Manila.


19 JAN 2014, SUN | 0700H Angels Walk for Autism (MOA Arena, Pasay City)   free ENTRANCE

PROGRAMME
06:30H Arena gates opened (expect long lines, especially if you have not received your ticket yet)
07:30H Showcase of Performers with Autism
08:45H AutiZm (Zumba for Autism)
09:00H Opening Program
09:30H Start of Walk
11:00H Closing Program
20 JAN 2014, MON | 1400H PWA Art Exhibit Launch (House of Representatives, QC)

21 JAN 2014, TUE | 1300H Orientation on Educational Assessment for Individuals with Autism (UL Complex, Pasig City)

23 JAN 2014, THU | MERALCO Volts PWA Basketball Clinic - tentative (MERALCO Compound, Pasig City)

24 JAN 2014, FRI | 1000H Family Support Group with Karen Davila (Bridges Foundation, Quezon City)

25 JAN 2014, SAT | 1030H CAUSEPLAY and Closing Ceremonies (SM Bacoor)

Celebrate Autism Society Philippines' 25th year!  Let's make history!  Join the biggest ever Angels Walk for Autism!  Visit our Facebook Event page for details. (For more information / details, please see the FB page of Autism Society Philippines - https://www.facebook.com/autismsocietyphilippines)


Angels Walk for Autism 2014, is the kick-off event for the 18th National Autism Consciousness Week.  The event attracts thousands not only from Metro Manila, but from all over the country through simultaneous walks organized by some of ASP’s provincial chapters.



Thanks!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: zia_slp on April 03, 2014, 09:48:23 pm
If anyone is looking for occupational therapy, speech therapy and sped tutorials in Sampaloc, NEST Manila is now open. All their therapists are certified and licensed (graduates from UP and UST). You can contact the center through 09224169308 or 09225169308. Thank you!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Prettymom00001 on September 23, 2014, 01:35:54 pm
Hi mommies, I'm a newbie here. I came across this forum in search for answers to some of my questions. I'm not sure if something is wrong with my child.
My daughter is 22 months now. She's a very happy child...she always smiles at us whenever we play, she laughs when I try to make funny faces. She even has her own sense of humor already. She's very playful, walking around the house as if she never gets tired. Kaya lang she walks on tiptoes. She's also very very talkative, but hubby and I can't understand what she says. She cannot say clear words yet except for "cat", "dee" for daddy, "mee" for mommy, "tee" for hello kitty. She likes to read books, pointing on images on her books. But whenever i say the name of the objects on her books she doesn't immitate me, instead she says only one word for all the objects, and that is "wuch". She also doesn't tell me or point to the things that she wants. Instead she just gets my hand and directs me towards the things that she wants. When i sing and dance to her she doesn't try to immitate me, but she looks at me and smiles, then she'll start moving as if she's hopping. She likes to scribble on her magnetic board. She also loves playing music on her xylophone and piano. She looks at us when we call her name. She makes eye contact and responds when we talk to her, kaya lang nga we cannot understand what she's saying. Whenever we go out sa mall she tries to draw attention from other people by smiling at them and making pa-cute like "beautiful eyes".

What do you think mommies, is there something wrong with my daughter? I'm worried kasi she cannot speak real words yet and she's always on tiptoes. Sometimes she still babbles and plays with her saliva. Should I go ahead and have her checked by a dev ped?

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: chardonnay on September 30, 2014, 11:17:49 pm
I see no prob mommy. Baka delayed talker lang talaga. Before going to a dev pedia, consult your regular pedia for your peace of mind.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on November 18, 2014, 07:27:59 am
Sharing upcoming events of Autism Society Philippines

Family Support Group Meeting
November 22, 2014, Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ASP National Office, Room 307 ML Building No. 47 Kamias Road, Quezon City

Facilitator: Perlita So, ASP Board of Trustee

To sign up, call ASP National at 926-6941 or 929-8447. Only 15 seats available.

 http://www.autismsocietyphilippines.org/2014/11/family-support-group-for-november-2014.html

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[Seminar on Behavior Modification
November 29, 2014, Saturday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pasay SPED Center
Galvez Ave. cor. P. Villanueva St., Pasay City

Speaker : Ms. Ana "Lian" del Valle
Director
Autism Resource Center
Autism Society Philippines Laguna chapter

Training for Early Steps volunteers and limited slots to be opened for additional participants

Seminar Fees
ASP Member - P400.00
Non - Member - P500.00

Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts, snacks and lunch.

Text Jeng Rodriguez, Secretary ASP UP CAMP Manila for details - 0923-4080825 / 0922-8969612

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Seminar on Sensory Integration in Autism
November 29 2014, Saturday, 9:30AM - 12:00PM

Quality Life Discoveries, Inc. #70 20th Avenue Brgy. San Roque, Project 4, Quezon City

Speaker: Rowena Sison Sigler

Seminar Fees

Pre-reg. until November 25
ASP Member - P400.00
Non - Member - P500.00

On-Site Registration
ASP Member - P600.00
Non - Member - P700.00

Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snacks. Contact ASP National to register

http://www.autismsocietyphilippines.org/…/november-29-satur…

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International PWD Day celebration

Seminar on "Understanding Persons with Disability: Journey with Autism"

Seminar Details

Date: December 6, 2014, Saturday
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Venue: St. Jude College-Manila Auditorium GYM, Dimasalang cor. Don Quijote Sts., Sampaloc, Manila

AM Session: Understanding Autism: A Family's Journey and a Society's Advocacy
Speaker: Erlinda “Dang” Uy Koe

PM Session: Care and Intervention Across the Autism Spectrum
Speaker: Evert L. Malapad, MA Educ SPED

Seminar fee:

Pre-reg. until December 1

Students : P350.00 (please bring school ID)
ASP Members : P400.00 (please bring ASP ID)
Non ASP Members / Professionals : P500.00

Seminar Fee is inclusive of certificate and handouts will be sent via email.

On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of seats.

Please text Jeng Rodriguez, Secretary of Autism Society Philippines UP CAMP Manila chapter to register at 0922-8969612 / 0923-4080825 or Jan Peña, ASP Board of Trustee at 0920-8247636 / 0915-9857828.

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January 2015

National Autism Consciousness Week celebration

Thanks! Hope to see you in our events
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 10, 2015, 08:03:55 am
Hi mommies! I'm not sure if may makakabasa pa nito. I'm also a worried mom, my 20 month old son also shows signs of being in the spectrum. Nakapagpa schedule na kame ki Dra. Reloza this coming May for an assesment/diagnosis. Ipinapasa Diyos ko na lang ang lahat. Sobrang depress din ako ngayon pero I'm preparing myself na. Kelangan maging strong para sa anak ko. Andami ko na ding forums and blogs na binabasa regarding ASD.

I just wonder, kumusta na po mga babies niyo? Meron pa ditong na rule out na yung ASD diagnosis. How did you cope up sa diagnosis by the way? Hope to hear from you mommies! Godbless us all.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on April 10, 2015, 10:46:06 am
Hi purplemommy. It’s always good to have your child assessed by a devpedia as soon as you notice red flags for early intervention na din.  What signs have you noticed by the way?
I was in your shoes almost 2 years ago when we had our son assessed in May 2013. He was 21months then. Sobrang nakakadepressed talaga but looking back, after almost 2 years, we are very happy how my son has improved. At 3.5years he can already write his name and read some words.  I also thought he won’t be able to talk but now he can. Yun nga lang hindi pa din conversational. 
We are scheduled for our 5th assessment na ata next month and hopefully mas notable yung improvements na Makita ng devpedia. The last time kasi halos babbling pa din ang son ko, ngayon nakakasalita na.
Have faith in God and have faith in your child.  God bless.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 13, 2015, 08:39:00 am
Thank you for the response sis @MyAdie. Puro babbling padin baby ko sis, minsan pag umiiyak at nagpapakarga siya, naririnig ko siyang nag sasabi ng mommy. Pero hindi super clear. Hand leading din sa mga needs niya, minsan naman iaabot niya samin kapag halimbawa gusto niya ipabukas yung container. Pero pag sa books or charts, nagpopoint naman siya. MInsan nag sspin din siya wheels ng car niya pero hindi naman siya obssessed. After ng onting ikot, lalaruin naman niya yung car ng maayos. Minsan din nag uuntog siya ng ulo, siguro kasi di niya maexpress ng yung sarili niya. Tapos minsan di siya lumilingon pag tinatawag name niya especially pag nanonood ng tv. Sobrang exposed siya sa tv, as in parang pagkapanganak sakanya, lage siyang asa sala, syempre kahit baby pa, sa tv sa nakatingin, sobrang nagsisisi nga ako, bakit di ko man lang naisip yun. Pero ngayon since zero screen time na kame, lumilingon na siya everytIme tinatawag, Ok naman eye contact niya. Marunong naman siya magclap, high5, wave bye, mag kiss, mag shoot ng ball. Alam niya kung pano gamitin cp, comb, cotton buds, kutsara, tinidor, baso, toothbrush. Pag binigyan mo siya ng wipes or towel, pinupunas punas naman niya sa katawan niya at sa face, pag binigyan mo siya sando or shirt, tinatry niya isuot pati nadin shoes niya. Pag kawak niya door keys, tinatry niya isuksok sa may door knob. He smiles at lot, masayahin naman siya, loves being cuddled and kissed. Di din siya expose sa madaming tao sis, kame lang ni hubby lage nakakasalamuha niya, yung sis ko bihira kasi may work din. So feeling ko, isa din yun sa reason kung bakit di pa siya nakakapag talk.

I'm really worried and natatakot sa pwedeng maging diagnosis. Nakakuha na kame slot ki Dra. Reloza this coming May14. Sabi ko nga, pinapasa Diyos ko na lang ang lahat. Sana nga delayed lang talaga, late na din kasi siya natututo umupo, crawl at mag walk (18mos). I'm hoping and praying for the best.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on April 14, 2015, 10:29:42 am
Hi purplemommy17.
Yes, hope for the best but prepare for the worst. If ever your child will be diagnosed as being in the spectrum, always remember that autism is just part of who or what your child is.  Focus on your child’s strengths and not his weaknesses because believe me , meron at meron silang special skills. 
Don’t wait for the checkup to do some forms of intervention as early as now.  Start engaging your son to more playing and lessen if you cannot totally eliminate tv watching and gadgets.  Yung ipad I cannot say it’s all bad kasi my son actually learned to sing and utter words with the use of ipad. Meron kasing mga apps na beneficial sa kanila.
Let me know how the check-up will turn out. God bless.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 22, 2015, 08:58:57 am
Hi sis @MyAdie,i am indeed preparing for the worst. Yes sis, limited to no tv na talaga kame. Di ko na din siya pinag hahawak ng gadgets. Kapag naglalaro siya magisa, i always make sure na tabihan siya, kausapin at makipag play sakanya. Sobrang hindi ko man lang naisip na anlaki ng magiging effect ng tv and gadget sa anak ko. Isa yun sa pinagsisisihan ko talaga, if only I could turn back time.

Habang papalapit ng papalapit ang schedule namin sa pedia, di ko alam kung ano ang nararamdaman ko, sobrang natatakot, at worried ako sa future. But still, andiyan padin ang faith and trust ko ki God.

Thank you sis. Godbless you too.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: ignitecenterph on May 07, 2015, 09:02:21 am
Good morning!

We are putting up a speech and occupational therapy center in Bahayang Pagasa Subd., Imus, Cavite in June of 2015. You might be interested to check us out when we open in June.

Here are our details:

IGNITE Therapy Center
Block 15 Lot 11 Avenida Rizal St., Phase 8,
Bahayang Pagasa Subd., Imus, Cavite

+639253800950
ignitecenter.ph@gmail.com
www.ignitelifelonglearning.wordpress.com

Thank you very much po! :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on August 10, 2015, 03:16:11 pm

Hi Mommies!!
  Good Day Po sa inyong lahat!
  naiiyak po ako habang binabasa yung bawat na share  nyo. mother po aki 5 yo boy,, na gang ngyunay hindi pa din marunong makipga usap, nag start sya mag salita this april 2015 lang, naenroll ko po sya sa private school nursery, na complain na sya ng ibang parents dahil ang anak ko daw super hyper sa loob classroom pati teacher na rin na haos sumuko na, ewan ko kung ano sya ba talaga sabi ng pedia niya hindi sya ADHD OR AUTISM naman,

sa mga nanay na may anak speech delay na enrol na po ba ang anak nyo at ito po na complain na rin ba? sabi ng teacher niya wag daw muna pumaok anak ko gat wala daw resultmm ewan ko kung tama to, pero gusto ko din ikonsider ang damdamin ng ibang ina, meron daw bata dun na trauma daw kasi minsan natulak ng anak ko dala ng haort, hirap po!! nag babasa po ako dito para mag karon ako lakas loob
  thank you
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on August 13, 2015, 10:36:24 am
mommies!! galing na po kami ng dev pedia ASD daw ang bigat bigat!! magiging normal din ba sya buhay niya
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: jvfrodriguez on August 13, 2015, 12:14:47 pm
Here's an invitation from the Dev Ped doctors of PGH

"We are inviting all family members, loved ones and interested health care professionals and teachers of our youth with developmental disabilities (YDD) in the second talk of the UP-PGH Dept of Pediatrics Transition Clinic with the theme: "FAMILY MATTERS: Caring for YDDs and their Families" this coming August 27, Thursday (8am-3pm) at the PGH Dining Hall Function Room. Please contact me (details in the poster) for slot reservations as slots are LIMITED.  See you there!"

Link for the poster -
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155870940600514&set=a.163370095513.249538.571480513&type=1&theater
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on August 13, 2015, 02:32:19 pm
@ mommy aldie,, ilang taon po na okay si baby mo? sobra ako natuwa sa mga encouraging words mo. alam mo 5yo na ank ko na laman na ASD iyak ao ng iyak, but when i starting reading this forum na open ang mind ko. lalo sa message mo sa mga ibnag mommy.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: mommy_owlz on September 25, 2015, 02:11:11 pm
^darling

normal reaction lang na malungkot after getting the ASD diagnosis.
Ganyan rin ako 7 months ago...
Basta dapat mo gawin ipatherapy agad.. laki ng tulong niyan.
ang son ko  dati marami issues.. pero now nabawasan dahil sa OT.

EFFORT = RESULT

Wag magdwell sa diagnosis, look for intervention. :)

Also, PRAY  ;)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: mommy_owlz on September 25, 2015, 02:24:39 pm
But I have an inquiry, meron ba dito na initial diagnosis ASD tapos naiba after another check-up?
Say naging GDD, Speech Delay etc?

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on September 26, 2015, 12:36:29 am
mine not from ASD initial diagnose pero nagchange....from communication disorder mixed type now nagin developmental language delay..
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on September 26, 2015, 10:40:26 am
@danrana 88
 hello po. musta po huling check uo niya? hindi po sya ASD? developmental language delay? which is ok po compare po sa ASD? tama po ba?

oct 20 na ang sked namin kay Dr Jack
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: on October 16, 2015, 01:00:01 am
hi ms darling so far retained pa din si developmental language delay hindi pa din nagiging asd considering 5 yr old na son ko.  ikaw ba sis?...pagkakaalam ko kasi sis once diagnose as ASD hindi na nachachange kasi ASD is a lifelong condition ang nagchchange is yun mga mali talaga ang diagnosis or yun pag nagkamali lang talaga si devped.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on October 16, 2015, 10:49:21 am
@DARNA88
 
 Sis 20 oct na ang amng sched with dr JAck, kaya kami pupunta dun para sa 2nd opinon din,sana nga di sya ASD, :)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Rain Here on October 21, 2015, 08:13:19 pm
Hi Mommy Darling,

Kumusta po ang visit nio kay Dr Jack? ilang oras assessment niya sa anak mo? okay ba si Dr Jack?   
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on October 22, 2015, 11:26:53 am
Just wanted to share this article to parents like me who have kids w/ special needs.  This made me change my perspective.  God bless.

WELCOME TO HOLLAND
By Emily Perl Kingsley.
 
I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......
When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.
After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."
"Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."
But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.
The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.
So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.
It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills....and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.
But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."
And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.
But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on October 26, 2015, 01:50:51 pm
@mommy Rain

 opo galing na kami kay Dr. jack, oaky na okay po sya mag asses,2 hrs po, nakakuha kana po ba ng sked?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: familywoman on October 26, 2015, 02:37:52 pm
Hi, MyAdie.

Thanks for sharing that story. I love it. I almost cried.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on October 26, 2015, 05:07:55 pm
You're welcome, Mommy familywoman.

@Mommy darling, what was Dr. Jack's diagnosis of your son, meron nang result? 
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: darling on October 28, 2015, 12:42:25 pm
@ mommy aldie

ASD po,, :(
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: blackrainbow on April 27, 2016, 02:06:17 am
Hi mga sis! Nag back read po ako. Buti nakahanap ako ng another forum about ASD. Thank you po sa mga nagshare ng information and stories nila. As much as possible nag gagather po ako ng mga personal experience ng mga parents with their special kids kung ano mga ginagawa para mag improve yung mga kids.

I have a gut feeling kasi na yung daughter ko ay my ASD. But di ako naging proactive not until nag recommend yung pedia na we need to see a devped. Then, my daughter is diagnosed with Language Impairment. She's 2.10. Re evaluation after 6mos. Kahit ni reready ko na sarili ko na baka ASD na to next visit ang bigat sa loob. :( dun po sa mga mommies na ASD ang diagnosis meron ba kids na nakapag aral pa din sa regular school?

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on April 27, 2016, 11:54:45 am
Hi Joy,

What made you say that your daughter might have ASD? What red flags did you see in her?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Kristine Abril on April 27, 2016, 03:13:15 pm
Hi..ako din po ngiicp n baka yung son ko na 2 and 2months has asd..kc ngtiptoe walking zya at spinning..d pti zya ngsasalita pa..kzo mrunong naman umintindi tulad pginuutuzan mo..may eye contact din zya..kahit nga sutustan mo zya lilingun zya..nalilito tuloy ako kung normal b zya pero speech delay or may asd zya..
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: blackrainbow on April 27, 2016, 03:38:11 pm
@MyAdie: Sis eto yung red flags

Dominant sa kanya hand flapping, non verbal (pero very talkative/babbles a lot), poor eye contact, very picky sa mga tao kung papansinin niya or completely avoid eye contact, doesn't respond to name. Somehow, na lessen na yung mga to when we started OT. She can now identify a few things pero bulol pa, hand flapping pag hindi kami nakatingin kasi alam niya sinasaway siya, inconsistent eye contact and respond to name.



Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Jewelberry on May 19, 2016, 03:46:20 pm
Hi mga mommies,
Yesterday I went to see a Development Pediatrician, nawala sa loob ko dahil sa busy sa work and thinking alot of things na nakapag schedule pla  ako with the Doctor,
Anyway to make the story short we went there to see his Doctor. Dra. Villadolid, (any feedback about her would be great.)
my son is 2.10 months now and per her impression he has ASD and Language Impairement . sa totoo lang mga Mommies sa sobrang shock ko hindi ako nakapag react o nakapag tanung sa kanya ng matino.
Locomotor skills niya is at lease 2 yrs old :(
Personal - Social  niya is 22 month old :(
Hearing Language niya is 16 month old :(
Eye and hand coordination 19-20 months
Perfomance niya us 3-3.5 yrs old (dito lang siya nag exceed) he is really good daw in problem solving
pero as early as 2.3 months pinasok ko na siya sa OT kasi i felt something na hindi pa din normal kasi hindi siya lumiingon when I call out his name. or pag may inuutos kami. may improvement now kahit paano, he knows color, he knows some of the animals, he like dancing to some songs sa tv. but ang nag trigger daw sa anak ko is he is kinda obsess with cars and anything spinning , and like to tear and kumutkot ng mga labels and he doesn't initiate any conversation more on turo or getting my mom inlaw's hand if he need something,

should I 2nd get and 2nd opinion?any recommnedation na Doctors?

I'm planning to transfer him sa Bright beginning sa Marikina kasi madami akong feedback ok daw dun kaysa sa Kids can do.

Minsan iniisip ko should I resign for my son , but my mom inlaw is taking care of him. but still I know he needed me more. but my parents rely on me also that's why parang guguho mundo ko ngayon.

help me cope up with this situation , parang nanghihina ako, I cant stop crying even at work. while back reading I understand and felt other had been going through.na ngayon pinag dadaanan ko.

With God's grace kakayanin namin ito.

I was scouting for a progressive school na nga e . pero baka may purpose si God why nangyari ito saamin mag asawa.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: MyAdie on May 20, 2016, 02:32:37 pm
Hi Jewelberry,
We have the same devpedia.  I had my son assessed by her when he was 1yr 9mos. His first impression was GDD with ASD as consideration. When we went back to her after 6mos of OT, she told us that my son has ASD because of lack of social skills, fleeting eye contact and delayed speech.  Just like your son, my kid is obsessed with anything that spins. Up to now ganun pa din siya at 4yr 9mos, fascinated pa din sa mga bagay na umiikot.
We just went back to her 2 weeks ago, I believe pang 6th assessment na namin (kasi semi annually). My son has improved a lot from our last assessment. Notable improvement talaga is on his speech, he started to talk at 3yrs 6mos. Though delayed pa din (according to dra ang level niya pang 4yo, he’s 4yrs 9mos na).
Nafeel ko din yan before na gusto ko magresign para matutukan ang anak ko, kaso di kakayanin pag isa lang ang magwowork kasi tight din ang expenses.  Ngayon my son still undergoes 3x a week therapy and buti na lang okay ang school niya, mainstream with sped license.  He is an incoming kinder 1 but according to dra pwede na ang son ko sa kinder 2 kasi yung skills niya okay naman kaso di naman grades ang focus namin, yun pa ding social skills ang pinapabantayan niya.
Magaling si Dra, I don’t think you need a second opinion (sa opinion ko lang naman), but if it’ll ease some of your worries re her findings on your son, okay lang din naman pa 2nd opinion.
Prayers really help. Ganun talaga, we don’t know why we are chosen to be special parents, only God knows. Iniisip ko lang na din na  we have the capacity to love him wholeheartedly and unconditionally.  Na if sa iba siya napunta, baka hindi siya mahalin ng buo, so sa akin na lang. :o)
God bless us in our journey, malayo pa lalakbayin natin :o)

Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Dyan Eyere Villeta on June 27, 2016, 07:53:10 am
hi po, hingi lang po ako ng opinion sa inyo. may 4 years old son po ako, medyo delayed po ang pag imik niya. marunong naman po siya mag abc, mag count ng 1-10, narerecognize din niya yung sa shapes and colors, nakakakanta siya ng nga nursery rhymes like itsy bitsy spider, bingo or kahit kanta sa frozen, mulan or yung sa sound of music nakakanta niya meydo bulol lang po, pero yung pakikipag usap samin yun ang di niya pa nagagawa. pag nahingi siya ng milk or tinapay "awiwawi" ang sinasabi niya. natingin naman siya samin pag tinatawag namin name niya. last saturday nag pacheck up po kami sa developmental  pedia sa makati med and ang sabi ni pedia need daw niya mag undergo ng speech therapy at behavioral therapy open naman po kami dun sa speech therapy kaya lang dun sa behavioral medyo nag dadalawang isip pa kami kasi medyo spoiled anak ko lalo na sa tatay niya nung time kasi na nagpapacheck up kami may pinakita na laruan si pedia tapos may pinapagawa siya like pag hiwalayin yung blocks at spoon. ang ginawa ng baby ko yung blocks lang ginalaw niya kasi kita ko sa mukha niya na interested siya dun sa blocks. tapos may pinakita si pedia na picture ng bulaklak ang gusto niya na ituro ni baby ano kagaya nun pero di ginawa ni baby kasi nga yung blocks pa rin ang asa isip niya. ugali din po kasi ng baby ko na pag di niya kilala yung tao na kaharap niya di ka niya papansinin pero pag nakikita ka niya palagi di na siya nahihiya sayo. ano po kaya kailngn ko gawin?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on June 28, 2016, 02:28:56 pm
@Dyan Eyere Villeta]Behavior Therapy (or Occupational Therapy) is a good decision. Need muna ng behavior therapy para matuto siya sumunod sa ibang tao (authority). Pag ok na behavior ang following instructions, tsaka pa lang pwedeng i-Speech Therapy.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: blackrainbow on July 15, 2016, 01:27:52 am
@Jewelberry naramdaman ko din yan na mag resign but sadly, I'm a single parent. Walang ibang magsusuport sa anak ko kundi ako. I'm blessed din naman kasi anjan ang mom ko nagbabantay sa daughter ko. I'm just making sure lang na every session niya (she's taking ABA now) anjan ako.

Update lang sa progress ng daugther ko. After 2months. Nagstop kami ng OT since ang layo at wala ng maghahatid sa anak ko dun.

Now she's taking ABA. Actually nka 4 sessions pa lang kami sa ABA maganda na response ng anak ko. Medyo matagal na sitting time niya. Even sa house umuupo na siya pag kumakain. Usually kasi she's flapping or running around. I tried to enroll her sa daycare but like after 3 days ayaw na niya pumasok. Public kasi at di allowed parents sa loob saka di naman sila lahat naasikaso (nasa 30 kids sa classroom. Napaka chaotic)  kaya pinagstop ko na lang muna and focus na lang muna kami sa ABA.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Joanne Marco on June 19, 2017, 03:26:05 pm
Hi mommies. sana may makabasa pa nito. Kakauwi lang namin ngayon galing kami sa dev pedia. Ang sabi niya Communication disorder daw yung sa baby ko. Meron po ba dito na yun yung unang findings tapos naging autism din? Natatakot po kasi ako. My son isa 1.9 y/o
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on June 21, 2017, 12:20:10 pm

Don't worry po agad lalo na kung wala namang nakita ang Dev Ped na clear signs ng autism. Maaari ngang communication disorder lang. Work on the advice of your DevPed on how to improve his communication. Hindi lang naman communication problem ang basehan ng pagkakaroon ng autism. If your baby does not display other signs, then there is no reason to overthink.;)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Joanne Marco on June 26, 2017, 09:40:51 pm
mommyjazz yun nga po mommy. ang dami niya po signs ng autism like poor eye contact. pero sabi ng devpedia too early pa daw po para sabihin na autism kasi he's just 1.9 y/o. di ko natanong ng ayos sa devpedia kasi nung sinabi nyang may disorder anak ko parang di ako agad nkareact kasi super gulat ko.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: winstedt man on September 04, 2017, 07:39:49 pm
My son has improved a lot from our last assessment. Notable improvement talaga is on his speech, he started to talk at 3yrs 6mos. Though delayed pa din (according to dra ang level niya pang 4yo, he’s 4yrs 9mos na).


Good to hear that, canyou tell me what types of interventions were there used and, also, in English, I'm sorry I cannot speak Ph., nor mixed, where was the clinic / surgery / the doctor?

Thanks and much blessing to you!
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on September 29, 2017, 08:05:18 pm
A Severe Infection During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/pregnancy/health-nutrition/autism-risk-infection-during-pregnancy-a00026-20170929
Title: ASD
Post by: Jennifer Atienza on October 10, 2017, 09:41:43 am
Hi guys! Do you have a child with ASD?
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on October 10, 2017, 10:59:30 am
Same topic merged.
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Khay Cess on July 02, 2019, 11:14:14 am
Hi! Tatanong ko lang, may gumagaling ba from Autism? tsaka ano po bang ibig sabihin pag sinabing "wala na sya sa spectrum?" i have a daughter po kc she's 15 mos. and i suspected na may Autism sya mahirap isipin pero nireready ko na sarili ko, by the way di pa ko nakakapag pabook for assessment and by aug. pa kami makakauwi from vacation pero im planing na magpabook as i read matagal magpa schedule. May marerecommend po ba kaung dev. ped? cavite po location ko and ano po bang unang gagawin? kailangan po bang mag consult muna kami sa pedia before devped? thank you! sana may makasagot 😊
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Mommy Jazz on July 02, 2019, 01:16:48 pm
ASD is a lifelong condition po. "Wala na sa spectrum" Could mean that hindi naman malalim yung developmental problem ng bata and it was rectified with therapy or the child and parents learned how to easily control his behavior na, thus tapos na yung therapy or intervention. There is still a possibility na mag regress ang bata and if that happens, you need to visit your Dev Ped again.
I suggest you consult your Pediatrician first. Siya ang makakapagsabi kung talagang delayed or normal lang yung delay ng development for the child's age. She will also be the one to say if you really need to see a Dev Ped.
Yes, mahirap magpaschedule and if I may suggest again, call different Dev Peds to get the soonest schedule regardless kung saan and location niya. Konti lang kasi ang Dev Ped sa Phils, mas konti sa Cavite so I assume mas matatagalan kayo magpa sched if sa Cavite kayo maghahanap.

Smart Parenting has a section dedicated to help parents with kids na may special needs. Check out this link po:
https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parenting/kids-with-special-needs?ref=parentchat
 (https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parenting/kids-with-special-needs?ref=f)
Here's the link naman to the directrory of Developmental Pediatricians.
https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parenting/kids-with-special-needs/a-directory-of-developmental-pediatricians-in-metro-manila-a00026-20180123?ref=parentchat (https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parenting/kids-with-special-needs/a-directory-of-developmental-pediatricians-in-metro-manila-a00026-20180123?ref=article_feed_2)
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: Carmen dela Rama on July 29, 2019, 11:27:59 pm
Hi! Tatanong ko lang, may gumagaling ba from Autism? tsaka ano po bang ibig sabihin pag sinabing "wala na sya sa spectrum?" i have a daughter po kc she's 15 mos. and i suspected na may Autism sya mahirap isipin pero nireready ko na sarili ko, by the way di pa ko nakakapag pabook for assessment and by aug. pa kami makakauwi from vacation pero im planing na magpabook as i read matagal magpa schedule. May marerecommend po ba kaung dev. ped? cavite po location ko and ano po bang unang gagawin? kailangan po bang mag consult muna kami sa pedia before devped? thank you! sana may makasagot 😊

Wala pong cure ang Autism. At hindi po talaga lalabas symptoms ng autism hanggang makaabot ang bata ng 4 years old. May mga times kasi na pag hindi nagsasalita bata, talagang delays lang and not necessarily autism. Best to check with your developmetal pedia para sure. Pwede naman na po kayo dumiretso doon,
Title: Re: autism spectrum disorder
Post by: behvs ortega on August 14, 2019, 09:03:07 am
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