Sensory Enrichment Therapy is an evidence-based, patent-pending treatment that uses sensory experiences to enable the brain to reduce the symptoms of autism.
The treatment involves sensorimotor exercises that stimulate concurrently two or more senses such as olfactory, tactile, visual, balance, motor systems, etc.
Temple Grandin PhD, describes it this way:
“A simple and easy-to-implement series of environmental enrichment experiences has been shown to greatly reduce the severity of symptoms in children with autism.” (1)
“The treatment consists of a variety of sensory exercises that are done for 30 minutes a day… The program was designed to use economical and readily available household materials.
Research with animals has clearly shown that combinations of olfactory (smell) and tactile stimulation are very beneficial to the developing brain. Stimulation of the senses of BOTH smell and touch with constantly changing stimulation is a foundation of the treatment.”