Vacation destinations and community outings can provide opportunities for environmental enrichment for a child, with a host of new scents, sights, and textures.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for worthwhile activities for your autistic child during his free time? Read about the research pointing to the benefits of downtime and unguided discovery.
Stimming usually involves repetitive behaviors, motions or sounds. This article outlines research pointing at anxiety and sensory processing as root causes.
Because of visual processing problems, crowded public places can easily overload individuals with autism, making them feel stressed and anxious, resulting in a meltdown. In today’s article we outline five of these aspects of visual processing that you may not have thought of.
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.
Topics covered include: sensory overload, her favorite music, job interviews, how do I tell my child that he has autism, deep pressure, trying new foods, etc.