Autism & Special Needs Consultation Information
A Word of Warning
This program is not for people who can’t make the commitment. It takes dedication and persistence, there will be good times and not so good times in the journey. I will explain what is required and ask if you are willing to do what it takes.
I will ask you to make dietary changes and to give your child nutritional supplements. I will help with these changes, but it is up to you to make sure the changes are made and adhered to. Your child’s progress depends on you carefully implementing the changes that I request.
This is not a quick fix program. In most cases treatment is needed for 1 to 3 years and a degree of nutritional supplementation may be required for much longer. If you are not prepared to commit for this length of time, I regret that I cannot help your child.
Duration: 60 minutes
Requirement: Appointment may be conducted in the clinic or using Skype.
In your first appointment I will spend 60 minutes with you to understand everything about your child’s health and development, spending time with you to fully understand all of your concerns. Together we will review any test results you already have and assess if additional testing is required. Testing usually recommended is:
- Hair analysis – sent to Doctors Data International in the US
- Urine test for pyrrole disorder – performed by Applied Analytical Laboratories in Brisbane. Urine is collected in the clinic saving you a trip to a pathology centre
- Other testing such as a Bioscreen stool test and an Organic Acid Test(OAT) may be recommended depending on your child’s need.
With all the information collected I will pull it all together and explain the factors involved in your child’s condition, as well as what is involved with treatment. I will ask if you can commit to the program, to do what it takes to get results.
I will then look at any changes that need to be made to your child’s diet
As part of your program I provide support via email for emergencies and quick questions that take less than 5 minutes to answer.
All consultations may be done by Skype but are not eligible for health fund rebates.
I will not hesitate to refer to other Health Professionals should I consider it is the best for your child.
Follow Up Appointments
Duration: 40 mins. Appointment may be conducted in the clinic or using Skype. If there’s 2 kids in the family it’s 30 minutes each.
We will review how your child is responding to treatment, the improvements and the challenges you have faced. Generally we need follow-up appointments every 6-8 weeks. Adjustments to treatment will be made, tailored to what your child needs. You will receive written instructions on what to do and explanations about why.
Duration: 60 minutes
Requirement: as needed to review complex test results or if more time is needed for a follow-up. Appointment may be conducted in the clinic or using Skype.
In this appointment we’ll go through complex test results like the organic acid test and stool test. I’ll explain them fully so you understand what’s happening and how your child is affected. We’ll also review how your child has responded since the last appointment and what challenges you have faced. I’ll answer any questions you have and we’ll move ahead with their treatment.