How to make sure your child with autism drinks enough water

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.

Color, a sensory trick to try as you help your child with autism eat better

Homemade Natural Food Coloring Recipe

Some recent research may help us find ways to use our kids’ sensory processing difficulties to help them eat a wider variety of foods. Children with autism and Asperger’s may often refuse food because of a concern with any or all of the following sensory inputs: Temperature (e.g. only tolerates lukewarm food), Texture (e.g. refuses any crunchy food), Odor (e.g. …

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Improve the brain’s processing of touch by exploring new textures

Improve your brain by exploring new textures

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

Mendability is Sensory Enrichment, a subset of environmental enrichment

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.

Nestlé International studies Sensory Enrichment in daycares

Sensory Enrichment Therapy Daycare Centre

Here is a useful report on the impact of Sensory Enrichment on children in daycares, conducted in France in the 1990’s and sponsored by Nestlé International. 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. Overview Sensory …

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