Monday, August 20, 2018

Natural Treatments For Children With Autism May Improve Focus And Communication

Guest Post:  Dr. Lynette Gebler, Focus Formulations

“I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person.”

Are dogs more sensitive to human nature or do they simply perceive the world in a different manner such as those with autism? In the book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, by Temple Grandin, Grandin examines the surprising similarities between an animal’s mind and an autistic mind. Autism is a neurological disorder with various theories on causation. Grandin observes that people with autism, ‘are closer to animals than normal people are.’ Grandin contributes the differences between typical human mentality and animal mentality, not as a matter of IQ but as a matter of perception and emotion.

Since animals do not have verbal language and many children with autism are non-verbal, memories and thoughts are stored as pictures, sounds, or other sensory impressions. Animals may understand intentions, emotions, images, or thoughts behind the words, even if the words themselves aren’t totally understood. You may have observed an animal “sensing” something way before a human and can even be trained to alert others to conditions such as seizures and illness.

Wouldn’t we all love to communicate better with our pets and those around us? Communication, both verbal and non-verbal, strengthens our bond with our pets and others. If communicating with your autistic child is difficult due to concentration issues or lack of sleep, try our natural based treatments for daytime focus and calm.  Focus Formulations natural remedies are safe for both children and adults without the risks associated with traditional medications.  

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Calm Focus contains antioxidants and amino acids that promote neurotransmitters that relax our system. A half dose is effective for daytime calm and a full dose at bedtime will support restful and restorative sleep without the risks of side effects

Cognition Focus contains antioxidants and amino acids that promote neurotransmitter production that supports communication of the nervous system needed for concentration, social and cognitive function.