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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.

Autism activities: The benefits of downtime for children with autism

Looking for worthwhile activities for your autistic child during his free time? Read about the research pointing to the benefits of downtime and unguided discovery.

A new study reviews the effectiveness of Environmental Enrichment as a therapy for neurological disorders

A review of a study published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience[1]. People used to think that past a certain age, you could not change the way your brain works. They would even say your abilities diminished over time with the loss of thousands of brain cells every day. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. More […]

Bibliography for Brain Plasticity and Environment Enrichment

Coopersmith, R.; Weihmuller, F.B. Kirstein, C.L.; Marshall, J.F.; Leon, M. “Extracellular dopamine increases in the neonatal olfactory bulb during odor preference training. ” Brain Res. 564(1):149-53; 1991. Diamond, M.C., Krech, D. and Rosenzweig, M.R. “Effects of an Enriched Environment on the Histology of Rat Cerebral Cortex.” Journal of Comparative Neurology 123 (1964): 111-20. C. C. […]