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).

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.

Read poetry to your nonverbal autistic teen or adult to help speech development and relaxation

Reading to a baby or toddler is a very natural and spontaneous activity which parents enjoy as much as the child himself. Sadly, many nonverbal toddlers with autism become nonverbal adults with whom interaction is complicated and sometimes limited. Reading to your nonverbal adult has the same benefits as reading to a young child. It helps […]

Read to your nonverbal autistic child

It starts before birth Research has shown that the fetus recognizes both parents’ voices and shows a preference for the mother’s voice. Growing inside the womb in a perfect sound room; the fetus learns and connects to the people who are close to him. It has been possible to record stress responses in the fetus […]

Six homemade sensory toys and activities for your child with autism

With spring break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan sensory and brain-enhancing activities to do with your child. Below are six great ideas you can do on a shoestring budget in any weather! Homemade paper plate puzzles. They are fun to make, and can be adjusted to suit the individual […]

Sensory Enrichment exercise: roll playdough snakes

Like most of our exercises involving fine motor finger skills, this is actually a speech development exercise. Providing efficient and reliable connections for fine motor control is an essential step which we take by prompting organized migration from a very populated brain area to its less efficient neighbor.

It’s official! Environmental Enrichment (a.k.a. Mendability) is now validated as an effective treatment of autism

WASHINGTON — In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented marked improvement in young autistic boys when compared to boys treated with traditional behavioral therapies, according to research published by APA. — Mendability is Environmental Enrichment applied as a therapy.

The magic carpet to help your child with tactile defensiveness

Children on the autism spectrum usually have difficulties with the sense of touch, or tactile defensiveness. This may lead to rituals or aversions in clothing, food, flooring.

Why the PECS system should only be used for temporary relief

There is no doubt that the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) system is very efficient. It allows the child to communicate a need and understand the adult’s request, and consequently reduces the frustration of both people. However, when the child is not deaf, we recommend that any replacement for complex verbal communication should be a temporary approach, […]