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What the first 14 days of Sensory Enrichment Therapy look like

Ever wondered what it looks like to do Sensory Enrichment Therapy and what kind of progress you can see in the first two weeks? Follow this family as they try Sensory Enrichment Therapy for two weeks.

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.

Five visual processing problems and 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 and 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.

Color, a sensory trick to try as you help your child with autism eat better

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. […]

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.