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.

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.

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).

4 Simple Tests for Early Warning Signs of Autism: Eye Contact and Tracking

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.

Clues to Autism emerge from Cerebellum research

Decades of research indicate that the cerebellum, the brain structure known for coordinating and refining motor movement, is also involved in the modulation of cognition and emotion. National Public Radio (NPR) recently released a two-part story on the story of a man without a cerebellum. In addition to moving in an awkward manner, Jonathan Keleher […]

Read poetry to your nonverbal autistic teen or adult to help speech development and relaxation

Reading to a baby or toddler is a very natural and spontaneous activity which parents enjoy as much as the child himself. Sadly, many nonverbal toddlers with autism become non verbal adults with whom interaction is complicated and sometimes limited. Reading to your nonverbal adult holds the same benefits as reading to a young child. It […]

Why no lyrics is better when listening to music for therapy

This first mention of the research on words content and their influence is only to remind the parent that songs have a very different impact than instrumental music which is why the therapeutic effect of a soothing symphonic piece will have an effect, while a song will not.

It’s official! Environmental Enrichment (a.k.a. Mendability) is now validated as an effective treatment of autism

WASHINGTON — In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented marked improvement in young autistic boys when compared to boys treated with traditional behavioral therapies, according to research published by APA. — Mendability is Environmental Enrichment applied as a therapy.

Sensory Enrichment Protocol: Multisensory Memory Exercise / Game

Studies also showed that without memorization of the sensory information, there is no learning possible and recognition of one’s environment is almost impossible as it can’t be related to past experience.

Nestlé International Reports on Sensory Enrichment in Daycares

Back when we were still in France, Nestlé sponsored a study of the impact of Sensory Enrichment on children in Daycare Centres. Before Sensory Enrichment was a therapy for neurological disorders it was a method of enriching the environment to help typical children develop a healthy and strong brain.   GENERALISATION Sensory enrichment effectively started […]