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Tactile defensiveness: how to do sensory enriched touch?

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.

“Huge strides in his development”

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.

5 Visual Processing Problems and Holiday Crowd Anxiety

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.

Autism Fussy Eaters: How to Help Them Overcome Their Sensory Problems

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.

Understand Your Child’s Behavior and Fulfill Their Sensory Needs

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.

Asperger’s, Meltdowns, and the Feel-good Neurotransmitter

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.

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 […]

Environmental Enrichment may help treat autism, as provided by Mendability

Scientific American™ reviews the pilot study of Sensory Enrichment Therapy that activates the mechanisms of brain plasticity to treat autism.

How to improve brain connections with a frozen cup

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.