Tag: Touch

Spay Day for the Brain with Mendability
Sensory Enrichment

SPA Day for the Brain

The simplest solution to relieving stress and exhaustion is having a spa day. You surround yourself with good music, nice scents, and in a less busy environment. Many of Mendability’s protocols act like a spa day for the brain.

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Fine Motor

Summer Activities for Autism: Fishing in the sink

Fish colored pom-poms or marbles. Besides fine motor improvement, this game is also a great speech development booster because it uses vision, fine motor, touch and posture skills simultaneously, which are all part of speech development.

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Tactile defensiveness: how to do sensory enriched touch?
Sensory Processing

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.

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Six homemade sensory toys and activities for your child with autism

With spring break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan sensory and brain-enhancing activities to do with your child. Below are six great ideas you can do on a shoestring budget in any weather! Homemade paper plate puzzles. They are fun to make, and can be adjusted to suit the individual

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Improve your brain by exploring new textures
Eating

Improve the brain’s processing of touch by exploring new textures

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-shadow’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ scroll_down=” id=” color=’main_color’ custom_bg=” src=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ video_mobile_disabled=” overlay_enable=” overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=”] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Scientists have used MRI to see which areas of the brain light up when we touch something. They found that different areas of the brain are used

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Learning

Sensory Enrichment protocol: memory of sound and touch

These new tools will improve the child’s learning abilities, and their capacity to store information in more than one area. This exercise will also help the development of auditory processing and selectivity which are deficiencies in children with autism.

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