Fish colored pom-poms or marbles. Besides fine motor improvement, this game is also a great speech development booster because it uses vision, fine motor, touch and posture skills simultaneously, which are all part of speech development.
Transfer water and matching colors, trying not to spill. Learning, following instructions, fine and gross motor skills, visual and tactile processing, memory.
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).
Children with autism tend to progress faster when they participate in regular physical exercise.
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, […]
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 six 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 […]
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.
One strategy has worked for us. This strategy addresses tactile processing in general and the information coming from the sole of the foot in particular.
Aerobic exercise is crucial for good health. It strengthens the immune system, and, most importantly for children with special needs, it helps the brain grow and repair. When you look at your child, you may describe them as “busy”, “hyperactive”, “highly strung” and “doesn’t sit still”. And so you might say to yourself, “Well, at […]