In this article we will review strategies that help individuals with tactile defensiveness, as well as other sensory processing issues related to touch, so that they can also implement touch exercises, and reap the benefits of an increase in brain plasticity.
Before the Mendability program, John, diagnosed with PDD-NOS, struggled with his handwriting, aggressive outbursts, and lack of attention. Today, John has the typical handwriting of a sixth grader, can self-regulate, and will sit patiently through his school lessons.
Because of visual processing problems, crowded public places can easily overload individuals with autism, making them feel stressed and anxious, resulting in a meltdown. In today’s article we outline five of these aspects of visual processing that you may not have thought of.
5 protocols we recommend to help your fussy eater open up to a larger selection of foods. Sensory Enrichment Therapy have helped many autistic persons overcome the sensory issues that prevented them from being able to enjoy a variety of foods.
In this webinar, we will examine how each of the senses plays an active role in your loved one’s autistic behaviors; review current research showing how autistic symptoms may be linked to sensory processing problems; discuss an effective, evidence-based therapy that can reduce these sensory processing issues.
Anxiety levels and meltdowns in Asperger’s are shown to be linked to abnormalities in brain Serotonin levels. Sensory Enrichment Therapy can help as an autism treatment. Here’s an example of an exercise.
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 […]
Scientific American™ reviews the pilot study of Sensory Enrichment Therapy that activates the mechanisms of brain plasticity to treat autism.
Stimulating each finger tip with a strong and linear information such as ice cold is novel in the sense that we hardly ever get a pressure with cold temperature, in turn, on all fingers of both hands. The novelty and the power of the information ensure that the brain will process fast and accurately, even in the case of a child or adult with brain injury.