Tactile defensiveness: how to do sensory enriched touch

In this article we will review strategies that help individuals with tactile defensiveness, as well as other sensory processing issues related to touch, so that they can also implement touch exercises, and reap the benefits of an increase in brain plasticity.

OCD and autism: How can you tell the difference?

Autism and OCD are two different conditions. This article explains how you can tell the difference between autism symptoms, anxiety behaviors and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Clinical trial of non-pharmacological treatments for ADHD

Volunteers Needed. Studying the Effects of an Internet-Based In Home Sensory Enrichment Exercise Program.
Contact Cindy: 617-855-2973 to participate.

How to use Pokémon Go as a new therapy tool for speech and social skills

How this new video game Pokemon Go can reduce obstacles to social interaction and help overcome apraxia (delayed speech)

ADHD symptoms – updated checklist

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).

What to do when your child with developmental issues cannot sleep

Why a special needs child can’t sleep is linked to many factors including activity levels, light, food, and temperature. You can help your child sleep.

Sensory exercises for successful playdates

In this article we address a few sensory exercises you can do to help your autistic son or daughter have a positive and successful playdate with a friend.

Autism activities: The benefits of downtime for children with autism

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.

Why do kids with autism stim? Links to anxiety, sensory processing

Stimming usually involves repetitive behaviors, motions or sounds. This article outlines research pointing at anxiety and sensory processing as root causes.

Five visual processing problems and crowd anxiety

Because of visual processing problems, crowded public places can easily overload individuals with autism, making them feel stressed and anxious, resulting in a meltdown. In today’s article we outline five of these aspects of visual processing that you may not have thought of.