How this new video game Pokemon Go can reduce obstacles to social interaction and help overcome apraxia (delayed speech)
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).
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.
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 non verbal adults with whom interaction is complicated and sometimes limited. Reading to your nonverbal adult holds the same benefits as reading to a young child. It […]
It starts before birth Research has shown that the fetus recognizes both parents voices and shows preference for his 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 when […]
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 6 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 […]
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.
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.
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.
There is no doubt that PEC system is very efficient, allows the child to communicate a need and understand the request of the adult, consequently reduces the frustration of both. I will try here to present some of the research basis explaining our position for a temporary use only of any form of replacement of complex verbal communication when the child […]