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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can i do if my son has mild autism and was advised to drink medicine, but he refuses to drink. any techniques?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Offer a reward: Offer him his farvorite reward for taking the medicine. Making sure he has not received the award prior.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
ABA therapy can include his having to earn 15 min. of TV/computer/ game time (up to 2 hrs./day total) by completing non-preferred tasks.
Dec 18, 2012
Dr. Neeta Jain
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Med tricks: Mix it in his favourite pudding, jello or sometimes chocolate syrup or apple sauce works. Best of luck.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Put it in as small an amount as possible, ask your pharmacist to add his favorite flavor of syrup or try a pill. His ABA therapist can help.
Dec 18, 2012
Last updated Jul 26, 2013

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