Different types of therapies for Asperger's

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My daughter had a lot of therapies very early on. I was very big on early intervention and getting on it and giving her whatever tools I could in order to help her thrive. And she had lots of different therapies. We had physical therapy. We had speech therapy. We had occupational therapy, which is the sort of therapy that helps a child to desensitive the input that they get from the rest of the world. It also works with motor skills, fine motor skills, large gross motor skills. And we did therapy. She did horseback riding therapy. And we did social skills classes. And looking back thinking about what the best therapies were for her, I would say the two most effective were occupational therapy and social skills. The occupational therapy really helped her learn to control her fine motor skills. It gave her confidence with writing and with moving in the world, not looking awkward physically and being able to write and draw and express herself. I think those were key. And the social skills allowed her on a personal level to interact with other kids and to learn how to properly play and I guess interact with other kids.

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Sarah Maizes is an author, freelance writer, comedian and founder of MommyLITEonline.com, a parenting humor site. She is the author of several humor books including, Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan; and three books for children; On My Way To The Bath, On My Way to Bed and the third book in the series On My Way to School to be published in 2014.Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Babytalk, on MSNBC.com, E! Television’s “Fashion Police,” and on DailyCandyKids.com.She is a regular contributor to TODAY.com, The Huffington Post, and CBS/LosAngeles.com’s “Best of LA.”  Her work has also been featured on Glamour.com, MarieClaire.com, ParentsConnect.com, Momtourage.com, TheWellMom.com and Autisable.com – a website for parents dealing with Autism.She has appeared on The Today Show, KTLA, CNN Headline News with Brad Pomerance, NPR's "What Would Rob Do?,"ABC News Now’s “Moms Get Real with Ju Ju Chang,” and is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” and “HuffingtonPostLIVE” - but  is most celebrated for her ability to scale tiny jungle gyms, pack a lunch in under a minute, and park her full-size minivan in a compact space.     

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