Science shows that silence is good for you. Researchers did experiments with animals and found that exposure to silence prompted cell development in the brain. This article includes some practical suggestions and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Scientific American™ reviews the pilot study of Sensory Enrichment Therapy that activates the mechanisms of brain plasticity to treat autism.
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A review of a study published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 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
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.
“The apocryphal tale that you can’t grow new brain cells just isn’t true.” That is the first sentence of an online article by LiveScience reviewing a study by Wei-Chung Allen Lee of MIT, which was detailed in the Dec. 27, 2005 issue of the journal for the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Biology.
There is no doubt that the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) system is very efficient. It allows the child to communicate a need and understand the adult’s request, and consequently reduces the frustration of both people. However, when the child is not deaf, we recommend that any replacement for complex verbal communication should be a temporary approach.