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Panorama of therapeutic modalities for children with special needs

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This work is an attempt to make an international panorama of therapeutic modalities for children with special needs.


These are approaches or technologies to help atypical children to learn

by working on the biochemical, sensory, body, motor, emotional, behavioral, cognitive ...


This panorama is voluntarily "between science and experience",

its vocation is to aggregate sources:


# 1 Modalities already validated by scientific studies

# 2 Modalities experienced with positive feedbacks from many families

(shared experiences of families, not yet assessed by studies)

# 3 Modalities used in specialized centers abroad or latest technologies 


Preamble # 1: this panorama is not intended to promote or condone the following methods


Preamble # 2: this panorama should not encourage parents to try all these methods or over-expose their children to too many approaches, let alone without coordination, which could have a damaging effect if the approaches do not go in the same direction for the child


Preamble # 3: Our simple goal is to enable families to save time in their information quest, by gathering the research efforts of different parents (it is not a medical or research team work)



Preamble # 4: it is only a starting point in a work of qualification of these methods



Preamble # 5: The studies listed are a first step, in order to help parents on their decision

But to date, no study can conclude on the most successful modalities

Sensorimotor approaches

Neuro-modulation technologies

Biochemical or molecular optimization

  1. Functional Medicine

  2. Evaluation of biochemical disorders, inflammations, intoxications, mitochondrial insufficiency, insufficient synthesis of proteins

  3. Evaluation and optimization of the microbiota, such as Viome

  4. Biomedical and nutritional approaches, such as Walsh protocol, Nutritional Balancing, ketogenic diets, Gasp

  5. Naturopathy, aromatherapy, food supplements and adaptogens

  6. Microbiota transfer or fecal transplant

  7. HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)

  8. H2 molecular hydrogen: Trusii

  9. Light therapy, Bioptrom, infrared therapy

  10. Stem cell infusion

Nervous system regulation approaches

  1. Osteopathy, fasciatherapy, craniosacral therapy, Bowen

  2. Chiropractic

  3. Auriculotherapy, acupuncture

  4. Massage, Tui Na, Kabat, Niromathé, Dermo Neuro Modulation (DNM)

Motor & gait training technologies

Intensive motor therapy

Approaches to communication development

Cognitive and academic approaches

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