Category: Calm

How to stop a tantrum Sensory Enrichment Therapy for Autism and Anxiety
Behavior

How to help interrupt a meltdown

The sense of smell can be a powerful and natural tool when handling a child’s tantrum and helping them calm down. It can also be an effective anger management tool for all ages.

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Clues to autism emerge from cerebellum research
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Clues to autism emerge from cerebellum research

Decades of research indicate that the cerebellum, which is 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 life of a man without a cerebellum. In addition to moving in an awkward manner,

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Strategies to Handle Anxiety with Your Child During the Summer - Mendability - Environmental Enrichment - Sensory Enrichment Therapy
Behavior

Strategies to handle your child’s anxiety during the summer

Some parents see an increase in their child’s anxiety during the summer. It can be exhausting for parents to convince their child that everyday tasks are not the enemy. Studies show that nearly 40% of children and adolescents with autism have clinically elevated levels of anxiety, or at least one anxiety disorder (1). It is no

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Sensory Enrichment Makes Summer a Great Opportunity for Improvement
Autism Therapy

Sensory Enrichment makes summer a great opportunity for improvement

Summer has arrived! While fun and exciting for many, this season can bring more stress and anxiety for kids on the autism spectrum. The freedom, adventure, and friendships portrayed in movies about summertime are often overshadowed by overwhelming anxiety. Changes in a child’s routine lead to unpredictability, warmer temperatures make it difficult to stay comfortable,

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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.

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