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Sensory Therapy for Autism With a Swiss Ball

Swiss Ball Therapy for Autism

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

Paper Mache as a Sensory Activity for Autism

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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

Using Bath time as a Sensory Therapy

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Who said that only Occupational Therapists can give sensory therapy? Most children with autism need a balanced sensory diet, that is, opportunities to participate in a variety of sensory activities and experience all the different sensations over the day. Although the level and type of sensory input each child needs is different, they all benefit . . . → Read More: Using Bath time as a Sensory Therapy

The Verdict: Music Therapy for Autism

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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

How to Decrease Chewing in Children with Autism:

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Some children with autism like to chew on clothes, paper or anything that they can get their hands on easily. Does your child do that? Here’s more about why children with autism chew excessively and what you can do about it. . . . → Read More: How to Decrease Chewing in Children with Autism:

Sensory- Friendly Movies for Kids with Autism

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I recently came across sensory- friendly movies and thought that it was a brilliant idea. A few theatres in the US offer special sensory- friendly screenings of popular movies. They leave the lights on, turn the volume down and allow the audience to sing, dance, clap or move around. Families are also allowed to bring . . . → Read More: Sensory- Friendly Movies for Kids with Autism

Making Social Story Books About your Child

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Social story books aim at teaching and reinforcing social behaviors in children with autism. There are many social story books available, but you can make your own ones based on your child.

Social Story Books are of different kinds. They can be written from different points of views and can be used for teaching a . . . → Read More: Making Social Story Books About your Child

The SODA Strategy

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Children with Autism and Asperger’s have difficulties with social skills. Training in social skills can help them deal with social situations, and live independently. A number of techniques are used to teach social skills, but here’s one that I found recently.

It’s called The SODA Strategy.

S – STOP

O- Observe

D- Deliberate

A – . . . → Read More: The SODA Strategy

Improving Visual Attention

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When we first start working with a child with autism, we often find that the child does not look at learning materials. The child seems to have a mind of his own and is involved in a lot of sensory stimulatory or defensive behavior that prevents him from paying attention to what we are . . . → Read More: Improving Visual Attention

Teaching a child with Autism

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Children with Autism can learn, study and complete their education.Here are a few ideas to help you get a child with autism to sit down and pay attention. . . . → Read More: Teaching a child with Autism