Have you ever compared your child to other children? How do you react when other people talk about normal vs. special needs? Who defines what an average child is supposed to be able to do? Who decides that your child is “broken”? Should we not be looking for a way to make everyone exceptional? Before […]
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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. […]
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 […]
Children on the autism spectrum usually have difficulties with the sense of touch, or tactile defensiveness. This may lead to rituals or aversions in clothing, food, flooring.
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Your child used to fall asleep at a regular time in the evening and wake up every morning at the same time. Suddenly, this changes abruptly, it becomes difficult to settle him to sleep, and, when he or she is finally asleep, this child seems restless, turns in his or her bed, and wakes up […]
In the article and abundant reference material below you will learn why Mendability exercises such as “Memory of weight and color” or “Maze in front of mirror” are valuable to improve brain function and eventually lead to growth and health, not only at the cortical level, but also, as described in this article, at the level […]
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. […]
The following check list can help you observe your child and recognize anxiety. If you recognize with certainty at least five of those traits, you need to help your child:
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 […]