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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.

4 Simple Tests for Early Warning Signs of Autism: Eye Contact and Tracking

Parents want to know as early as possible if their child has autism, especially if they already have a child with autism.

With some training, you can play an active partnership role with your family doctor or pediatrician to observe and record your child’s development.

Included in this article, you will find 4 simple tests you can do at home when your child is as young as 2 months old.

A Narrow Field of View in Individuals with Autism May Contribute to Social Difficulties

In July 2015, a new study revealed that children and adults with autism have a much more narrow functional field of view than their neurotypical peers. Instead of being able to process an image that is 8.57° from the focal point, individuals with autism were only able to process an image within 6.62°, which is a statistically significant difference.

6 Home-made 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 6 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 […]

Relaxation Technique: nature slideshow with beautiful music and mountains.

Multisensory therapy is all about doing short, gentle sensory exercises that help the brain. It’s not about repeating things over and over for hours, hoping that somehow the skill will be acquired. It’s about boosting the parts of the brain that can learn the skill naturally. In this case, the slideshow is designed for children […]

Soothing Slideshow – Rays of Light

You have heard this from us many times, one of the most effective relaxation techniques for your mind is to listen to soft music while watching something beautiful. My wife commented to me today how convenient she found these slideshows that I have been producing and so it made me want to do another one. […]

The cerebellum coordinates eye and hand tracking movements

It is a rare treat to find a great article available online, so, I just have to share it with all of you. In this article and the abundant reference material you will find why exercises such as “memory of weight and colour”, or “maze in front of mirror” which we prescribe in our treatments […]

Art Slideshow – People

One of my exercises since last week is Art + Music 4 times a day. I created this slideshow for myself and for my son xavier who is doing some of the same exercises as I am at the moment. I did it with iPhoto. I am sharing it with all of you parents who […]