Entries by Mendability

Soothing Slideshow – Rays of Light

You have heard this from us many times, one of the most effective relaxation techniques for your mind is to listen to soft music while watching something beautiful. My wife commented to me today how convenient she found these slideshows that I have been producing and so it made me want to do another one. […]

Art Slideshow – Horses

We created this slideshow to help parents who have kids who love horses. Slideshows are a good way to do a pleasurable visual activity as part of Sensory Enrichment Therapy. We recommend pairing this slideshow with a pleasurable and relaxing tactile or olfactory activity. When you watch this, take a minute to go find something […]

Bibliography for Brain Plasticity and Environment Enrichment

Coopersmith, R.; Weihmuller, F.B. Kirstein, C.L.; Marshall, J.F.; Leon, M. “Extracellular dopamine increases in the neonatal olfactory bulb during odor preference training. ” Brain Res. 564(1):149-53; 1991. Diamond, M.C., Krech, D. and Rosenzweig, M.R. “Effects of an Enriched Environment on the Histology of Rat Cerebral Cortex.” Journal of Comparative Neurology 123 (1964): 111-20. C. C. […]

Why the PECS system should only be used for temporary relief

There is no doubt that the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) system is very efficient. It allows the child to communicate a need and understand the adult’s request, and consequently reduces the frustration of both people. However, when the child is not deaf, we recommend that any replacement for complex verbal communication should be a temporary approach. […]

Art Slideshow – People

One of my exercises since last week is Art + Music 4 times a day. I created this slideshow for myself and for my son xavier who is doing some of the same exercises as I am at the moment. I did it with iPhoto. I am sharing it with all of you parents who […]