Give your child periods of silence. Their brain will thank you for it.

Science shows that silence is good for you. Researchers did experiments with animals and found that exposure to silence prompted cell development in the brain. This article includes some practical suggestions and answers to frequently asked questions.

How to make sure your child with autism drinks enough water

Children generally need help to make sure that they stay hydrated when the temperature rises, and children with special needs may require extra help. Not enough water may lead to discomfort and even serious physical distress. We are going to share some recommendations in this article about helping children to stay hydrated and why they need your help.

How to make the waiting room a good place for children with ADHD, autism and sensory needs

Ideas to help decrease anxiety and increase focus in children with autism and ADHD as they prepare for your next therapy session in the waiting room.

Six simple lesson ideas for your child with autism – from a homeschooling mom

Whatever your child’s needs are, it’s important to address them in their lesson plan and understand that many children on the autism spectrum require repetition and order to understand a concept.

Tactile defensiveness: how to do sensory enriched touch

In this article we will review strategies that help individuals with tactile defensiveness, as well as other sensory processing issues related to touch, so that they can also implement touch exercises, and reap the benefits of an increase in brain plasticity.

OCD and autism: How can you tell the difference?

Autism and OCD are two different conditions. This article explains how you can tell the difference between autism symptoms, anxiety behaviors and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Clinical trial of non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD

Volunteers Needed. Studying the Effects of an Internet-Based In Home Sensory Enrichment Exercise Program.
Contact Cindy: 617-855-2973 to participate.

How to use Pokémon Go as a new therapy tool for speech and social skills

How this new video game Pokemon Go can reduce obstacles to social interaction and help overcome apraxia (delayed speech)

ADHD symptoms – updated checklist

Have you noticed the following ADHD symptoms in your child? If they persist for at least six months to a degree that is disruptive to your life, you may be dealing with attention deficit disorder (ADD, ADHD).

What to do when your child with developmental issues cannot sleep

Why a special needs child can’t sleep is linked to many factors including activity levels, light, food, and temperature. You can help your child sleep.