Summer is here and the best place to cool off is the pool. However, for a child with Autism, regular pool time does more that just cooling off. “How?” you ask . Let me explain:
Why more Pool time?
Most of you are aware about the physical advantages of playing around in the . . . → Read More: Benefits of Pool time for a child with Autism
Every one knows play dough is fun. But is it therapeutic? Can playdough be used to teach skills to children with Autism? The answer is “Yes”! This colored squishy substance, does not just provide your child with opportunities to explore their creativity, but is also an important medium by which you can address various needs . . . → Read More: Fun with hands: Autism skills using Play dough
Swiss balls / Exercise balls/ Therapy balls are a commonly used at Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy centers. These are used to for both motor and sensory therapy. Swiss balls can be easily used, even at home to provide vestibular and proprioceptive input. You can do many sensory activities with a Swiss ball that can become . . . → Read More: Sensory Therapy for Autism With a Swiss Ball
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT is a form of treatment in which the patient breathes up to 100% oxygen intermittently under pressures greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This method was first used to treat decompression sickness, or ‘the bends’ in deep sea divers who faced problems when surfacing too quickly. As time went on it . . . → Read More: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism: A Review
Paper mâché can be used to provide sensory input to a child with autism. The process of tearing paper, making paste out of glue and water and mixing the torn bits of paper into the paste helps the child experience varieties of sensations. Thus the activity can be fun as well as therapeutic for the . . . → Read More: Paper Mache as a Sensory Activity for Autism
A Gluten Free Casein Free diet for Autism tries to eliminate the dietary intake of these proteins in order to see favorable results in autistic symptoms. . . . → Read More: The Verdict : Gluten-Free-Casein-Free Diet in Autism
What is Dolphin Assisted Therapy?
Dolphin Assisted Therapy, or DAT, is a therapy used to improve speech and motor skills in people with physical and/or emotional problems. It involves one-on-one contact with dolphins. It was first used to treat depression, but is now also used for children with learning disabilities, speech impediments, Autism, Downs Syndrome, . . . → Read More: The Verdict: Dolphin Assisted Therapy for Autism
The Verdict on Music Therapy: Is this the right type of therapy for your child with Autism? . . . → Read More: The Verdict: Music Therapy for Autism
Recent Autism Research has proven that early intervention can reduce autistic features and improve IQ. But can early intervention reach every child with autism? . . . → Read More: Early Intervention can Decrease Autistic Features: Recent Autism Research
Sports could be a way of providing sensory integration therapy in a way that is acceptable socially in a school situation. A therapist could assess a child and schedule one or more specific sports activities for the child to participate in during the day or over the week, and this could be part of the child’s therapy for autism. . . . → Read More: Autism and Sports Therapy