Q&A session 7
Topic: Developmental Delays and
Q: I have a 4 year-old
adopted daughter prenatally exposed to accutane, resulting
in developmental delays and vision problems...no vertical
eye movements. She also has sensory integration issues.
However, she is very bright and social. Along with being
nonjudgmental (which is our practice in our home), your
program seems to concentrate on connecting with the
child, which is my daughter's strong point. She loves
to be with people. Although she does not maintain eye
contact well, I believe that is a function of her inability
to look up or down, more than avoidance. We have a therapy
room in our garage and are working with an OT on developing
a home program. She currently spends an average of 2
hours a day in the therapy room.
Do you think the Son-Rise Program®
would have significant impact in a situation like this?
From what I have read, I believe in your program, but
am wondering how beneficial it would be for my family.
Has The Option Institute ever worked with a child exposed
to accutane? There are few medical doctors with knowledge
and little info out there.
A: I am not aware of us having
worked with children exposed to accutane. As you describe
her, I believe that our program would be helpful to
you. Feel free to call in for a free 30-minute phone
consultation with a family counselor to discuss how
you could use our program to help your daughter.
Our program is definitely about being non-judgmental
and connecting with the child (as you noted), but it
is also about inspiring growth. This means helping your
daughter to want more for herself, and achieve more
through this extraordinary motivation! Indeed, a child
who is deeply motivated learns significantly faster
than one who isn't as motivated.
If a child has challenges with eye contact, speech,
attention span, fine and gross motor skills, social
skills or academic skills (to name a few), then The
Son-Rise Program® can help. You could
use Son-Rise techniques to help with her vision difficulties
as well (doing particular exercises given to you by
her vision specialist with a Son-Rise approach to make
it as fun and motivating as possible.)
so many questions this time… thank you for sending them
For those of you who didn't get you're questions answered
(or those who have questions now), you can post your
question on the Son-Rise Message Board and the entire
Son-Rise internet community can help you out!
I hope everyone has a great winter! Enjoy your children.
Intro to Q&A Session
the BBC Documentary "I Want My Little Boy Back"
Developing Spoken Language
Delays and Vision Problems