Case Study: Comprehensive Integrative Treatment Approach in a child with autism.

by RItu Goel | June 11, 2024 | Blogs | 0 comments

Background: XY, a nine-year-old boy diagnosed with ASD, exhibited severe anxiety, hyperactivity, and sleep disturbances. His parents were seeking a holistic approach to manage his symptoms as they felt traditional methods alone were not sufficient.

Treatment Plan:

Nutritional Counseling: xy's diet was assessed, and artificial additives were eliminated. He was also started on omega-3 supplements.

Behavioral Therapy: He began a combination of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to improve social skills and manage anxiety.

Mindfulness Practices: XY participated in daily mindfulness and yoga sessions to help reduce stress and enhance emotional regulation.

Probiotics: To address gastrointestinal issues, a probiotic regimen was introduced, improving his gut health and overall mood.

Melatonin: Melatonin supplements were administered to regulate his sleep patterns.

Medications: a trial of Adderall helped with his hyperactivity and inattention symptoms.


Consistency: Maintaining a consistent routine was initially challenging, especially with dietary changes and incorporating multiple therapies.

Initial Resistance: XY was initially resistant to some therapies, such as mindfulness practices and dietary changes.

Coordination: Coordinating various therapies and ensuring communication between different therapists and practitioners required careful management.


After six months, XY showed significant improvements:

Reduced Anxiety: His anxiety levels decreased significantly due to mindfulness practices.

Improved Sleep: Regular sleep patterns were established with melatonin, leading to better mood and focus during the day.

Enhanced Social Skills: Behavioral therapy and interactions with the therapy dog enhanced his social interactions.

Better Gut Health: Probiotics improved his gastrointestinal issues, which positively impacted his overall.