Until sensory processing disorder is treated, one simple trick to help your child with autism eat using color

Some recent research may help us find ways to use our kids’ sensory processing difficulties to our advantage and 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 tolerate lukewarm), Texture (e.g. refuse any crunchy […]

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 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 […]