10 Jenis Terapi Autisme

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Oleh Ibu Siwi Parwati A. Basri

Akhir-akhir ini bermunculan berbagai cara / obat / suplemen yang ditawarkan dengan iming-iming bisa menyembuhkan autisme. Kadang-kadang secara gencar dipromosikan oleh si penjual, ada pula cara-cara mengiklankan diri di televisi / radio / tulisan-tulisan.

Para orang tua harus hati-hati dan jangan sembarangan membiarkan anaknya sebagai kelinci percobaan. Sayangnya masih banyak yang terkecoh , dan setelah mengeluarkan banyak uang menjadi kecewa oleh karena hasil yang diharapkan tidak tercapai.
Dibawah ini ada 10 jenis terapi yang benar-benar diakui oleh para professional dan memang bagus untuk autisme. Namun, jangan lupa bahwa Gangguan Spectrum Autisme adalah suatu gangguan proses perkembangan, sehingga terapi jenis apapun yang dilakukan akan memerlukan waktu yang lama. Kecuali itu, terapi harus dilakukan secara terpadu dan setiap anak membutuhkan jenis terapi yang berbeda.

1) Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
ABA adalah jenis terapi yang telah lama dipakai , telah dilakukan penelitian dan didisain khusus untuk anak dengan autisme. Sistem yang dipakai adalah memberi pelatihan khusus pada anak dengan memberikan positive reinforcement (hadiah/pujian). Jenis terapi ini bias diukur kemajuannya. Saat ini terapi inilah yang paling banyak dipakai di Indonesia. Continue reading

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How God Chooses A Mom For A Disabled Child?

by Erma Bombeck

Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures, and a couple by habit. This year, nearly 100,000 women will become mothers of handicapped children. Did you ever wonder how mothers of handicapped children are chosen? Somehow I visualize God hovering over the Earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.

“Armstong, Beth; son; patron saint, Matthew.

“Forrest, Marjorie; daughter; patron saint, Cecelia.

“Rudlege, Carrie; twins; patron saint…give her Gerald. He’s used to profanity.”

Finally, he passes a name to an angel and smiles, “Give her a handicapped child.”

The angel is curious. “Why this one, God? She’s so happy.”

“Exactly,” smiles God. “Could I give a handicapped child a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel”

“But has she patience?” Ask the angel.

“I don’t want her to have too much patience or she will drown in self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she’ll handle it. I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence. She’ll have to teach the child to live in her world and that’s not going to be easy.”

“But, Lord, I don’t think she even believes in you.”

God smiles. “No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness”

The Angel gasps. “Selfishness? Is that a virtue?”

God nods. “If she can’t separate herself from the child occasionally, she’ll never survive. Yes, there is a woman I will bless with a child less than perfect. She doesn’t realize it yet, but she is to be envied. She will never take for granted a ‘spoken word.’ She will never consider a ‘step’ ordinary. When her child says ‘Momma’ for the first time, she will be present at a miracle and know it! When she describes a tree or a sunset to her blind child, she will see as few people ever see my creations.

“I will permit her to see clearly the things I see — ignorance, cruelty, prejudice — and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side..”

“And what about her patron saint?” asks the angel, his pen poised in mid air.

God smiles. “A mirror will suffice.”