I don't want anybody to have the misconception that we do ALL these therapies now. We don't. J wrote her list this morning and then we discussed the things we thought were helpful.
The old faithfuls that we are currently doing are:
Tapping - 3-4 times a day and it takes about a minute to do.
Rubbing - only when she is out of sorts and it takes about 30 seconds.
Jumping - this is done every 10-15 minutes on the mini-tramp and really helps her keep her focus and get energy out. She can do about 100 jumps per minute. ADHD...you gotta love it!
AT - once a week therapy for an hour
Baby time - I don't do this often anymore but if she's had a really bad day and she's used up my very last nerve I'll wait till she goes to sleep because she's really sweet when she's sleeping.
Reiki - once a week (sometimes twice) for 10 minutes. Added advantage is it helps her sleep better.
Strong sitting - she starts her day with this and sometimes I do it with her while looking into her eyes. It's only 8 minutes.
Yoga - After she strong sits she does her yoga while I'm fixing breakfast. It's just 3 or 4 poses that the AT gave her for homework. Takes about 3 minutes.
Weighted Blankets - no time involved.
So see...I'm not trying to be super mom. It sounds like a lot but actually it's only about 20-25 minutes per day not counting therapy and Reiki which are usually weekly.
Plus even after all this time I have sticky notes all over the house to remind me to do stuff.
Neurofeedback isn't meant to do forever. We did it in our home after being trained by the providers. The Listening Program is for 10 weeks and she would do it while she was doing neurofeedback. The Learning Breakthrough is meant for a year 15 minutes a day and we saw great results in just a couple of weeks. She did it for probably 6 months or so. She used the weighted/pressure vest while she was doing Learning Breakthrough and then she started wearing it during school for 15 minutes a day. We're not using it now. So it was a lot of multi-tasking.
Just a few minutes ago I overheard a precious comment from my sleep talking child.
"Mommy, mommy, I really want you to be my best friend."
That warms my heart.
And if you haven't already....go check out Essie's blog. She cracks me up!