Appropriate seating and positioning required for children using AAC methods

Children and adults who have severe speech impairments frequently have problems controlling their posture and extremities, which affect their ability to use augmentative or alternative communication. Both aided and unaided AAC approaches require sufficiently skilled movement of a hand, an eye, or other body part, which can be difficult for people who have cerebral palsy, … Read more

The Speech Chain

Communication takes place between two individuals, one of them is the speaker and the other is the listener. The channel that sends the communication is very important. What does the speaker do? The speaker first decides to say something (intention) to another human being (or to machine). This event takes place in the higher centers … Read more

What are the therapies offered to Autistic patients? | Therapies of Autism

Autism is a spectrum disorder that exhibits a wide variety of symptoms. Autism Spectrum disorder or ASD is a complex neurological disorder that results in the impairment of language and communication skills hindering social interaction, combining with rigid and repetitive behaviors. A person affected with Autism experiences many difficulties such as behavioral, cognitive, and psychological. … Read more

Home-based Occupational Therapy Activities

Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that affects cognitive, emotional, social and physical health of the individual. Early intervention helps an Autistic child, to cope with the disability. Parents of Autistic children should support a lot for their development through regular interaction with their therapists. Occupational therapists help the children develop their motor skills. Though the … Read more

Communication Difficulties in Children | What Results in Communication Problems and How are they Treated?

Communication is the exchange of information between people through speaking, reading, writing and also gestures and facial expressions. Communication difficulties may arise due to delayed development, autism, hearing loss, cognitive deficits, syndromes, cerebral palsy, stammering,articulation disorders, learning difficulties and others. Articulation disorders We can see that most of the children learn to say the different … Read more

Integrated Yoga Therapy for teaching Toothbrushing skills | Children with ASD

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit poor oral health due to lack of manual dexterity. Regular training methods such as visual pedagogy and video modeling (VM) for developing the skill of toothbrushing do not address the core deficits which facilitate their effective and quick learning. Hence, there arises the need of an integrated therapy … Read more