Posts Tagged ‘therapies’

Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson on vaccines, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, treatments for son with autism

May 6, 2010

Second in a three-part series.

Jennifer VanDerHorst-Larson is a mother of a child with autism. Like many parents of children with autism, once VanDerHorst-Larson found out her child was diagnosed, she took matters into her own hands and became directly involved in the therapies and treatments for her son.

In 2002, at the age of 19 months, VanDerHorst-Larson’s son Cade was diagnosed with autism. Cade also has Celiac disease and a seizure disorder that occurred following his 15-month vaccinations. VanDerHorst-Larson believes that those vaccinations led to Cade’s autism. He was a healthy baby boy who had reached all of his developmental milestones, but there were dramatic changes in Cade directly after he had his shots for MMR, the flu, and chicken pox, VanDerHorst-Larson says.

Click here to see the whole interview I did with VanDerHorst-Larson at

Advertisement and Autism

May 22, 2009

This table shows what types of therapies I do for children with autism compared with some other providers.  I currently have spots available for toddlers and kindergarteners for playdates and other activities during the day.  See for more information.

  Area of Instruction or Therapeutic Intervention
  Cognitive Skills and Academics using ABA, VBA, or other techniques Playdate Facilitation Understanding and Handling Emotions Sports, Exercise, Motor Skills, Coordination Trips in the Community
Coach Mike Yes – Great Results Yes Yes Yes Yes
Most Autism Therapy Programs Yes – Good results No No No No

ABA = Applied Behavior Analysis.  VBA = Verbal Behavior Analysis

Mike Frandsen