Summer Activities for Autism: Fishing in the sink

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.

Outdoor Autism Activities – Pour and Match Water Color

Transfer water and matching colors, trying not to spill. Learning, following instructions, fine and gross motor skills, visual and tactile processing, memory.

Activities for Autism: Outdoor Sticker Game

Match colored dot stickers with colored X’s on objects around your yard. Works on memory, patterns, instructions, visual processing, fine motor and speech.

Give your child periods of silence. Their brain will thank you for it.

Science shows that silence is good for you. Researchers did experiments with animals and found that exposure to silence prompted cell development in the brain. This article includes some practical suggestions and answers to frequently asked questions.

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, 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.

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.