Getting Ready to Start QST Massage with Your Child
Learn about QST autism massage
The ultimate key to success with this program is for you to learn to give the massage correctly and keep the massage going every day for a year or two. In all, there are four parent training options. All utilize our parent training book and DVD to teach basic skills and our year-long workbook to help you keep the massage going during the first year.
Get your child ready
We have two picture story books, Qigong at Home (for children with lots of language) and My Qigong Book (for children with little or no language), to help you prepare your child for daily massage. Choose the best one for your child and go through the book several times with your child before starting.
Put a back-up system in place
It is very helpful for more than one family member to learn the massage so they give the massage if you are sick or away from home.
Choose a therapist
Ideally, all parents also have a QST therapist or trainer to train and support them. QST parent trainers will train and support the parents to give the massage. QST child therapists train and support the parents AND work directly with the child. Both methods are effective, however research indicates that children with severe autism make more progress when a QST therapist is on the team. If there are no QST professionals in your area, you can sign up for our online Course for Parents and have access to distance training and supervision from one of our master trainers.