Saturday, September 14, 2013

9/11 Babies and BCBA therapy

I'd love to hear if anyone else has had any experience with these two phenomena.  The first is the cohort of children born in 2001 or 2002 (give or take).  Their prebirth and early experience happened around the time of 9/11.  Whether they externalize or internalize, they seem to have trouble handling stress, and there are a high percentage of them, it seems.  I can remember how unsettled I felt at the time.  I wonder if their early experiences have made it hard for them to cope.  The second phenomenon is the use of a BCBA as a therapist, rather than a traditional therapist or a psychopharmacologist.  In the situation I've encountered, a previous therapist was seen as not giving explicit enough help in how to deal with specific situations, and a medication provider was seen as not considering the whole child.  Getting help for your child has become more complex, if nothing else.  Please leave a comment if you can enlighten me on either of these situations.

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