|Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics||
The Spectacular Bond program is a unique home-based, parent-led behavioral intervention designed for children with autism spectrum disorders. The program is aimed at fostering:
More meaningful social interaction
Diminished temper tantrums and reductions in stimming
Greater capacity for self-control and improved attention
The key to change rests with reframing the most basic of human relationships – the parent-child bond. Through a detailed step-by-step plan, the program sets out to reframe the parent-child bond—a relationship that typically “runs on auto pilot” but is set off course when a child has autism. By bringing the intricacies into consciousness, the parent can remold the interaction to create foster all aspects of a child's development.
ASD Language is a program designed to teach effective language and communication to children with autism and other developmental conditions that affect language. Upon successful completion of the program, children are able to understand and talk about
- past, present, and future events in their home life, such as eating, playing, bathing, and dressing
- past, present, and future events in the outside world, such as visits to the supermarket, a trip to the zoo, and activities at school
Mastery of these skills enables children to become more active participants in the world around them.
ASD Language may be implemented by a parent, teacher, therapist, or other dedicated adult. Expected release date December 1, 2013.
ASD Reading (www.ASDreading.com) is an online program designed to teach reading and writing to children on the autism spectrum. ASD Reading offers unique instruction methods not found in other programs:
- It requires no prerequisite skills - all children can use the program.
- It integrates language and content, making what is taught comprehensible and memorable.
- It uses graphics, audio, and animation extensively to reinforce meaning.
- It provides customized instruction that adapts to each child's specific skills and needs.
- It systematically assesses a child's skills and overcomes error patterns and difficulties.
ASD Reading has been studied at Columbia University and was found to improve language skills in nonverbal children with autism between the ages of 5 and 13 years.
MitoSpectra is a mitochondrial supplement created by Dr. Goh and the mother of one of her patients. Dr. Goh's research at Columbia University has used brain imaging and genetic analyses to investigate the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in autism. MitoSpectra is a mitochondrial cocktail based on the formulation developed at Johns Hopkins University. It contains 5 active ingredients: L-carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin B5. Most mitochondrial cocktails have a high burden of pills and liquids and are difficult for children to take. MitoSpectra concentrates 5 active ingredients in a small volume of mild-tasting powder that can easily be hidden in soft foods or liquids. It is manufactured in the USA under NSF-certified GMP standards - the highest standards for dietary supplements.