"ReAttach" is a new intervention, based on "attachment". Practical research has pointed out that the "ReAttach therapy" can be of great importance for people with autism. This is concluded from the continuous practical research of Paula Bartholomeus into the advantages that can be reached for people with Asperger's syndrome, PDD-NOS, autism spectrum disorder, or with a mental disability and autism, using the ReAttach therapy. Bartholomeus expects to be able to present more results at the National Autism Congress in Den Bosch, Netherlands.
The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist has shown that positive measurable changes can occur for all these groups on different developmental domains, in only three months.
The results of children with severe communicational problems, who have for instance lost their ability to speak and have not spoken for years, are surprising. Three children with comparable developmental problems have regained their ability to speak. On top of that, they have made comparable progression in the areas of play, social functioning and behavior.
People with autism and a normal level of intelligence show significant improvement in executive functioning, social cognitive skills (Theory of Mind and social concept formation) and social communicational skills.
Paula Bartholomeus is the developer of the Viki's View intervention (2010). From advancing insights she developed the ReAttach method in November 2012. An exceptional aspect of ReAttach is the fact that positive changes are made in several developmental areas of this pervasive developmental disorder at the same time. "This is a therapy that appears to have both broad and deep effects on the problems caused by autism, with measurable results. That is very promising!" says Bartholomeus.