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. […]
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.
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.
Metals and their respective levels of so-called toxicity seem to be a hot topic in the world of developmental disabilities. What is a Metal? Our body is composed of almost every natural element found in nature. This is as true for metals as it is for water or carbon. Let’s define metal before going any […]