In this webinar, we will examine how each of the senses plays an active role in your loved one’s autistic behaviors; review current research showing how autistic symptoms may be linked to sensory processing problems; discuss an effective, evidence-based therapy that can reduce these sensory processing issues.
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Parents want to know as early as possible if their child has autism, especially if they already have a child with autism.
With some training, you can play an active partnership role with your family doctor or pediatrician to observe and record your child’s development.
Included in this article, you will find 4 simple tests you can do at home when your child is as young as 2 months old.
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.
Anxiety levels and meltdowns in Asperger’s are shown to be linked to abnormalities in brain Serotonin levels. Sensory Enrichment Therapy can help as an autism treatment. Here’s an example of an exercise.
School is often a loud and busy place with many transitions. Here are some ideas that may help you to reduce your child’s anxiety at school.
In July 2015, a new study revealed that children and adults with autism have a much more narrow functional field of view than their neurotypical peers. Instead of being able to process an image that is 8.57° from the focal point, individuals with autism were only able to process an image within 6.62°, which is a statistically significant difference.
Online Poll: Which language are you most comfortable using? Autistic Person or Person with Autism? Or Both?
Soft touch on the forearm evokes an individual’s awareness of others and promotes emotional control. Autism therapies should include protocols to rehabilitate the sense of touch in order to facilitate the development of social awareness.
Children with autism tend to progress faster when they participate in regular physical exercise.
AMERICAN FORK, UT — June 9, 2015 — Mendability announced today that the second in a series of research trials on which their Sensory Enrichment Therapy is based has been published in Behavioral Neuroscience. The report is titled “Environmental Enrichment as a Therapy for Autism; A Clinical Trial Replication and Extension,” and was co-authored by Michael Leon, Ph.D., Joseph Donnelly, M.D., Robin Steinberg-Epstein, M.D., and Cynthia Woo, Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine.