Hi, I am new. I have a 7 year old with SID. He has been in OT for almost two years and we have seen a lot of improvement. He also attends social skills classes.
The main issue we are dealing with currently is anxiety. He has improved over the years, but is still so anxious and fearful, especially in social situations (i.e. school!). His teacher today asked me if he was on any meds. I really hope to avoid meds if possible. He takes some herbal supplements, but I am not sure how much they are helping.
I guess my question to all of you has two parts:
1. Have any of you had any success with any type of therapy for anxiety? I know each kiddo is different, but I welcome any suggestions or ideas.
2. If any of you live in the vicinity of south Orange County, Calif. do you have any recommendations for child psyschologists or LSCWs or therapists who deal with anxiety disorders.
Anyway, thanks a bunch!