Asperger's Syndrome (Autism) Treatment FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of autism are you able to treat?
A: At the moment we are only treating Asperger's syndrome.
Q: Is a diagnosis of autism required?
A: No. There is a simple, kinesthetic test for Asperger's a client can use.
Q: Are you willing to treat people with many different diagnoses?
A: We will make a decision individually from case to case.
Q: How long does it take?
A: The first treatment can take up to 3 hours. Then an evaluation is made and, if not all symptoms are eliminated, there is repetition of the process.
Q: What happens if this process doesn’t work, or if it works only partially?
A: Then everything remains the same; or there might be just a certain percentage of improvement in the symptoms of the client.
Q: How many treatments are necessary?
A: That depends on the client and the client’s symptoms. The Asperger's treatment requires a minimum of two sessions, with the second a 'check back' to see that all is working properly; but some people take three or four sessions. (These times don’t include any follow-up treatments for adjustment issues.)
Q: How does the client feel between treatments?
A: It is very individual how the clients feel between treatments. Some are free of symptoms after the first treatment; others take a second session.
Q: Is the child client going to sit/sleep/be sitting with a parent or something else?
A: Yes. A parent is greatly preferred.
Q: Do you touch the client?
A: No. For some clients a gentle physical touch might be necessary, done by the parent is the client is a child, and done by the client if old enough to follow instructions.
Q: If this process really works, why aren’t you famous?
A: The process is still very new, and not many people know of these techniques yet.
Q: Have you been only partially successful in treated people, or even had to give up in helping someone?
A: Because people are very complex, we don’t expect to be able to help everyone. Currently, most of our clients have had excellent results, if the symptoms are caused by the disease we know how to treat .
Q: If the agreed upon Asperger's symptoms are only partially eliminated, what is the fee?
A: There is no charge in this case.
Q: If I have more questions, where can I get an answer?
A: you are welcome to call the clinic near you directly, or write us via e-mail. The contact form is on this website.
Q: Will follow up treatments be required?
A: It might be necessary, and we recommend it in most cases. The Asperger's might be gone and yet other problems in the client that might have been suppressed for a long time can surface. (Example: fear of being alone, which is something the therapists we recommend can deal with.) In addition, the parents may have issues come up around their child changing. This is not included in the Asperger's process fee.
Q: What can I expect after the treatment?
A: After a successful treatment, the client will experience great change as they adapt to a so-called normal way of living, one that they never have experienced before. This new sensation of the world suddenly being present can be quite exhilarating for some, and concerning to others.
Q: If the client has many different diagnoses, will all other symptoms disappear as well?
A: This process works only for Asperger's and thus it does not necessarily affect any other symptoms from these other diagnoses. However, if the other symptoms were a result of the Asperger's, we would expect them to disappear with time.
Q: Is the effect of the treatment permanent?
Q: Is medication used in the treatment?
A: No. We use PeakStates therapy techniques developed specifically for this purpose.
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1.1 Dec 13, 2013: Updated the questions and answers to fit Asperger's syndrome.
1.0 Sept 29, 2009: First draft.