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.

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.

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).

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

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

5 Visual Processing Problems and Holiday 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.

Autism 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.

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.

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.

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.