ASD and nutrition FAQs
Why will working with a nutritionist help my child’s autism?
Children on the spectrum often have limited diets and don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, leading to inadequate nutrient levels. On top of that, many have sensory and behavior challenges that get in the way of nutrition. Nutrient deficiencies and inadequate nutrition can exacerbate symptoms, impact growth, and make social situations difficult.
The children I work with see improvements in their energy, focus, sleep, language, belly issues, behavior, social interactions, and many more areas.
I’ve tried to improve my child’s diet before and it didn’t help. Why will this work?
It’s hard to make impactful diet changes without the help of a professional. Often attempts at diet change are not done accurately or for long enough. Even then, it’s possible that something else in the diet or environment was interfering with a positive outcome.
When we work together, I look at the whole picture and make a specific plan for your child. Everyone’s body responds differently and everyone faces unique challenges. I take all of this into consideration when creating a plan for you. While diet will not help every child, it does help most, and no matter where you’re at now, there is always room for improvement.
We’re really busy. How will we fit this in?
Changing your child’s diet is overwhelming. With the proper guidance, even busy and stressed parents, learn how to make it work for their family. That’s where I come in. Life doesn’t have a pause button. There’s never going to be a time that magically seems right or suddenly easier. If you’re struggling and suspect your child could benefit from a special diet, now is the time. Though changes do take time to implement, diet modification is actually something that can make your life easier in the long run. When you work with me you’ll learn how to make and maintain changes even in the midst of your hectic life.
Will this cure my child’s autism?
There is no known cure for autism, however, an individualized nutrition plan can improve behavior, energy, attention, school performance, language, social interactions, growth, and belly issues. Just as every child is different, every child's treatment and response will be different.
How much does it cost to work with you?
Please contact me to receive information on pricing (insert link). Fees vary based on need and which package you select. I don’t offer a sliding scale or accept insurance, but I do reserve room for those who need financial assistance.
Do you accept insurance?
I don’t take insurance, but I can provide you with a superbill (medical receipt) upon request. If your insurance company reimburses for dietitian services, you can submit the superbill to them directly for possible reimbursement.
Why can’t I buy just one session?
It takes time to get used to a new way of doing things and to see improvements. I want you to see results. But they don’t happen overnight. We’re a good fit if you are committed to working together for at least six weeks.
I don’t live near Philadelphia. Can we still work together?
Yes! I do offer in-home visits for local families, however, I primarily work with clients virtually. We will meet via video conference or phone call and communicate between sessions using email. You get the same high-quality support without having to block off a chunk of your schedule or leave the comfort of your own home.
How do I get started?
Contact me to set up your complimentary call. If you’re good to go, click here to purchase the program. Once you submit your payment info, you’ll receive an email to schedule your first appointment.
Do you have another question?
Contact me and I should get back to you within 24 hours.