Category: Autism Therapy

Fine Motor

Webinar: Handwriting is not in the hands – New evidence-based training

Tired of the same old approach? 

This webinar will revitalize your approach by offering fresh and evidence-based strategies to enhance handwriting instruction and unlock your students’ potential. 

You will learn unique insights into the brain functions involved in handwriting and short, clinically-validated activities you can do with your students.

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Service Dogs in ASD Families Reduce Symptoms by 13%, Easing Parental Anxiety

A landmark study published in PLOS ONE delves into the systemic effects of integrating service dogs into families with a child diagnosed with ASD. Using standardized scales like the Autism Behavior Inventory Short Form (ABI-S), they saw a notable decrease of 14 points (13%) in overall autism symptoms.

While the children’s overall anxiety did not see any significant changes, the parents did show a notable difference in their anxiety levels.

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Impact of Prenatal Stress and Postnatal Enrichment on Brain Development: Insights and Implications for Stress Management in School Children

In a groundbreaking study, researchers delved into the effects of prenatal stress, specifically noise stress, on the hippocampal region of female rat offspring. More importantly, they investigated how postnatal environmental enrichment can mitigate these effects. This research is not just a leap in neuroscience but also beams a ray of hope in understanding stress management in school children.

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Autism Therapy

Webinar: I learn to read with my toes

In this Webinar, our program director discusses ways of helping a low functioning brain to develop the tools they need to associate shapes of letters with sounds and meanings, etc.

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Environmental Enrichment

Quicker Antidepressant Results with Environmental Enrichment

The findings of this study highlight the potential of combining antidepressants with environmental enrichment to accelerate the medication’s effects.

These results shed light on the importance of environmental factors and neuroplasticity in the treatment of depression.

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Attention Span

Four simple tests for early warning signs of autism

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.

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Sleeping child with his toy bear.

Sleep Deprivation Effects on the Brain Can Be Reversed with Environmental Enrichment

Environmental enrichment has been shown to help the brain compensate for challenges and conditions, and in this study, researchers investigated if it can help reverse the damaging effects of sleep deprivation on the hippocampus, with results suggesting that it promotes neuronal repair and plasticity to reverse the negative effects of sleep deprivation on neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation.

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