Autism and fussy eaters: how to help them overcome their sensory problems

5 protocols we recommend to help your fussy eater open up to a larger selection of foods. Sensory Enrichment Therapy have helped many autistic persons overcome the sensory issues that prevented them from being able to enjoy a variety of foods.

Four simple tests for early warning signs of autism: eye contact and tracking

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.

Asperger’s, meltdowns, and the feel-good neurotransmitter

Anxiety levels and meltdowns in Asperger’s are shown to be linked to abnormalities in brain Serotonin levels. Sensory Enrichment Therapy can help as an autism treatment. Here’s an example of an exercise.

How to reduce anxiety symptoms at school and home for your child with autism

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.

Narrow field of view in individuals with autism may contribute to social difficulties

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.

Soft touch on the forearm linked to social awareness and emotions

Soft touch on the forearm evokes an individual’s awareness of others and promotes emotional control. Autism therapies should include protocols to rehabilitate the sense of touch in order to facilitate the development of social awareness.

Children with autism benefit from physical exercise

Children with autism tend to progress faster when they participate in regular physical exercise.

How to stop a tantrum

The sense of smell can be a powerful and natural tool when handling a child’s tantrum and helping them calm down. It can also be an effective anger management tool for all ages.

Good music improves speech therapy for people with autism and Asperger’s

Several recent studies have concluded that children with autism, severely non verbal or partially verbal improve in both cognition and language when exposed to pleasant music, which has great implications for the development of speech therapy. Music also increases their attention and focus.

Temple Grandin discusses issues with autism and sensory processing disorder

Topics covered include: sensory overload, her favorite music, job interviews, how do I tell my child that he has autism, deep pressure, trying new foods, etc.