Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Teach Your Child to Swallow Pills

Sometimes children  have to take a medication that needs to be swallowed. Some medications can be crushed or sprinkled but when medication has an extended release, it must be swallowed to allow time for it to progress through the digestive system before dissolving. The problem is when the child does not know how to swallow pills.  This becomes more difficult, if on top of that, it engages in serious challenging behavior when mother asks the child to do something he does not want to do, and this child happens also to have autism which complicates the entire process.
There is a wonderful pill swallowing technique that has been developed based on research, which can be easily accomplished in a total of 8-10  hours spread over the course of several days.