Help them feel relief at home instead of crashing and releasing all their tension on the family with a meltdown. 6 steps from the science of environmental enrichment to use at home to build resilience.
Transfer water and matching colors, trying not to spill. Learning, following instructions, fine and gross motor skills, visual and tactile processing, memory.
Match colored dot stickers with colored X’s on objects around your yard. Works on memory, patterns, instructions, visual processing, fine motor and speech.
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).
Looking for worthwhile activities for your autistic child during his free time? Read about the research pointing to the benefits of downtime and unguided discovery.
School is often a loud and busy place with many transitions. Here are some ideas that may help you to reduce your child’s anxiety at school.
A recent paper published by the Simon Foundation for Autism Research Initiative reviews research on declarative memory and considers the possibility for declarative memory to compensate for emotional and social deficits in autism. Declarative memory allows us to link past information to new information in order to create useful combinations. Declarative memory is anchored in visual […]
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, […]
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 nonverbal adults with whom interaction is complicated and sometimes limited. Reading to your nonverbal adult has the same benefits as reading to a young child. It helps […]
These new tools will improve the child’s learning abilities, and their capacity to store information in more than one area. This exercise will also help the development of auditory processing and selectivity which are deficiencies in children with autism.