Whatever your child’s needs are, it’s important to address them in their lesson plan and understand that many children on the autism spectrum require repetition and order to understand a concept.
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.
In July 2015, a new study revealed that children and adults with autism have a much more narrow functional field of view than their neurotypical peers. Instead of being able to process an image that is 8.57° from the focal point, individuals with autism were only able to process an image within 6.62°, which is a statistically significant difference.
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 […]
With spring break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan sensory and brain-enhancing activities to do with your child. Below are 6 great ideas you can do on a shoestring budget in any weather! Homemade paper plate puzzles. They are fun to make, and can be adjusted to suit the individual […]
Like most of our exercises involving fine motor finger skills, this is actually a speech development exercise. Providing efficient and reliable connections for fine motor control is an essential step which we take by prompting organized migration from a very populated brain area to its less efficient neighbor.
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.
Well, yes and no. Yes, as the autistic child grows taller and heavier, idiosyncratic toe walking (ITW) becomes more and more difficult. Unfortunately, what usually happens is that the toe walking evolves into a rigid gait, often characterized by some rigidity of the legs and a leaning forward during walk. There is no scientific study […]
Children on the autism spectrum usually have difficulties with the sense of touch, or tactile defensiveness. This may lead to rituals or aversions in clothing, food, flooring.