Choose from the categories below to research various therapies in which you’re interested. If you’re not sure which therapies might apply to your situation, check out the disorders pages for possible applicable therapies. Also, to see therapies grouped by category, check out the corresponding drop-down menu under Therapies.
Many of the therapies described in these pages are considered alternative therapies, and you can certainly find both pros and cons as you look into them. Some therapies presented here have scientific backing, some claim studies proving their effectiveness – but said studies are only masquerading as science. Other therapies have nothing better than anecdotal evidence. It is up to you to research the claims, methods, risks, and benefits – no one is more motivated than you are to find solutions for your child. (See disclaimer page on the “About” menu.)
As for us, many “professionally” recommended therapies (e.g., talk therapy, behavioral modifications, consequences) have been unhelpful, or worse – which eventually led to our pursuit of non-mainstream therapies. Of those, some have worked spectacularly, some have been a waste of time or money, but none have been harmful.
Each category page below contains additional information, including links to specific programs or examples that fit the category.
Traditional Therapies that might be recommended for attachment disorder
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (for stroke and TBI)