“Yeah, just off these small things, there was a massive difference, just of the first night” This is the whole story… A few weeks ago we did a webinar on sleep with recommendations based our program of Sensory Enrichment Therapy. That webinar generated many questions and so we decided to pick one parent to conduct a follow-up interview to answer
In this webinar, we will be going over the factors that affect sleep and some techniques to help ease the bedtime process.
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.
This first mention of the research on words content and their influence is only to remind the parent that songs have a very different impact than instrumental music which is why the therapeutic effect of a soothing symphonic piece will have an effect, while a song will not.
In addition to the phytonutrients in cherries, they also contain a naturally occurring amount of melatonin. Melatonin is a sleep-regulating hormone that is produced in the brain’s pineal gland.
It’s official! Environmental Enrichment (a.k.a. Mendability) is now validated as an effective therapy for autism
In May 2013, Behavioral Neuroscience published the results of the first study evaluating the effectiveness of Environmental Enrichment as a therapy for Autism. The results are very promising.
Aerobic exercise is crucial for good health. It strengthens the immune system, and, most importantly for children with special needs, it helps the brain grow and repair. When you look at your child, you may describe them as “busy”, “hyperactive”, “highly strung” and “doesn’t sit still”. And so you might say to yourself, “Well, at