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Color, a sensory trick to try as you help your child with autism eat better

Some recent research may help us find ways to use our kids’ sensory processing difficulties to help them eat a wider variety of foods. Children with autism and Asperger’s may often refuse food because of a concern with any or all of the following sensory inputs: Temperature (e.g. only tolerates lukewarm food), Texture (e.g. refuses any crunchy food), Odor (e.g. […]

Cherries contain melatonin and are a natural sleep helper

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.

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.

Our brain and metals

Metals are elements that are required for several purposes, such as the formation of blood, bones, teeth and other tissues; osmoregulation of body fluids, and the control of physicochemical processes. Some of these metals are only needed in trace amounts.