“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that can cause problems with thinking, feeling, language and the ability to relate to others. It is a neurological disorder, which means it affects the functioning of the brain. The effects of autism and the severity of symptoms are different in each person. Autism spectrum disorder is three to four times more common in boys than in girls.”
~ American Psychiatric Association
SleepTalk: A Drug-Free Alternative in Just 2 Minutes a Night
Some of the Feedback Michelle Mayur has Received from Parents Using SleepTalk® with Their Autistic Child:
“He has calmed down and is more present and aware. He is more independent and comfortable with himself and his surroundings. For the first time he put on a t shirt without assistance.”
“His speech is really good at the moment. It’s definitely improved over the last few months. He is speaking positively about school and had a really good play date the other day. He is calmer and has a much more even temperament which is a life changer for me! He seems to be having less accidents at night in bed.”
Blain and His Remarkable Autism & ADHD Improvement with SleepTalk®
Joane Goulding Introduces his Mother, Michelle
“Medication is not a ‘cure’ for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There’s no medication that has been proven to address the core characteristics children with ASD
show in the areas of communication and social relations.” ~ Raising Children Network www. raisingchildren.net.au
Is This What You Want for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum?
Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant. Ritalin is the common name for methylphenidate, classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic—the same classification as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. (It is abused by teens for its stimulant effects.) This drug may be prescribed to reduce hyperactive behaviour in some, but not all, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This might allow children to concentrate on a task for longer and think more before they act.
The main side effect is lower appetite. This can mean that children using them might not gain enough weight, or might even lose weight. Other possible side effects include irritability, tics, more repetitive behaviour, more anxiety and more hyperactive behaviour.
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can help reduce anxiety and may reduce obsessional behaviour. The most common side effects of SSRIs are sick feelings and tummy pain, trouble sleeping and irritable or nervous feelings. Apparently there is concern in the medical profession that people taking SSRIs might think about hurting or even killing themselves!
Risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic, is used to reduce aggressive behaviour in children on the autism spectrum. The side effects include gaining weight, sometimes quite significantly, feeling sleepy or tired and drooling.
Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Fall into Three Categories:
- Communication problems including difficulty using or understanding language
- Difficulty relating to people, things and events including not making eye contact, trouble making friends and interacting with people
- Repetitive body movements or behaviors such as hand flapping, self-stimulating behaviour (stimming), repeating sounds or phrases and problems adjusting to even minor changes in routine
Sample Autism Successes with SleepTalk® from Around the World
Autism – High Functioning
“…Did another stage 2 Assessment with a mum today – her son is 10yrs old turning 11 later this year so he’s not young per say and has a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism. And the change in him with the Foundation Statement has been phenomenal; I actually had a lump in my throat as Mum was describing the fact that she now has her family back and her boy. He also sits bolt upright during the process, eyes wide open and says “I know you love me!” every night, then lays down and continues sleeping.
The School have noted that from a boy who was angry, withdrawn and unable to cope with aspects of school i.e. Assembly and gym – He was given an award for his progress, giving a talk to his Class, taking part in gym, joining his class at Assembly… it just goes on…”
Jane Clark – Intern – UK – 2014
Autism – Mild high functioning
“As well as finding the process very special and very healing (particularly for me), we have noticed some major changes in our son already. He has stayed in his own bed every night since we began, except for once and that time it was different. Instead of bursting into our bedroom in a crazed panic, he came in and asked very calmly and quietly for a kiss, after which he went straight back to bed. We have also noticed him much more independent when he is in a social setting or out and about with us, his language is more fluid and he’s not getting so mixed up with the third person when he talks about himself, his teacher also reports him as calmer and more focused at school.
Thank you for giving us and our son this truly incredible gift. ‘S’ was diagnosed with mild high functioning autism two years ago and in that time he has been through therapy, been prodded and poked, tested and assessed to his and our limit as parents who adore him. Finally we have found a non-invasive way to allow him to be the best he can be. Thank you.”
ST Parent – A&M – Dubai – 2014
“…Mom has two daughters, the 10 year old has Spectrum Autism Mom said that she knows her daughter is getting better as she is getting older, but she had noted improvements on several fronts in just the 6 weeks of doing the programme! The biggest is in mood states/self-esteem, better attitude in the morning to going to school, fewer outbursts when not having things go her way, and the outbursts she has last shorter time, overall calmer when having to transition from one task/situation to another, fewer outbursts with yelling in response to frustration, and yelling stops sooner, and overall more cooperative when asked to do something…”
ST Accredited Consultant – Kris Pedder – Queensland – 2014
“I have had another positive outcome from a Mum with an autistic child, received a note on the weekend indicating how much happier he is and even giving her cuddles spontaneously which he has never done before, the Mum is wrapped with the process.
Yesterday, I received great news regarding the child with autism, they have (through appropriate channels) been able to reduce the boy’s medication, he has had a real turn around because of the use of SleepTalk, so much so, the Grandparent, stood up and provided a testimonial yesterday at my talk. It is just wonderful.”
Kirsteen Rowntree – Registered Consultant – Vic 2013
ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
“From a mother’s perspective, I found the SleepTalk® process a beautiful one. It gives me the opportunity to reflect daily on what matters most; unconditional love. Over the months, I found myself much more accepting of “H’s” imperfections. In the past I was very anxious about his lack of desire to help others or lack of interest in social activities. Today, I see him positively challenging himself to experience and adapt to new situations. I now feel secure watching him move forward into the next chapter of his life…”
Consultant – Singapore: 2012