The Effect of Colors in Autistic Children | Color Preferences in Children with Autism

Many cultures have used colors as a way to heal and to achieve balance in life. According to an old Chinese psychology that was developed 3000 years ago by Feng Shui, colors affect the way we act, our mental activity and our physical appearances. The meaning we draw from colors and the emotions we attach … Read more

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

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

Parenting Styles | Child Psychology

A baby’s brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form by the fifth week of pregnancy. By the eighteenth week the nerve endings of a baby’s brain “hook up” to the ears, and she may hear the mother’s heart beating, and may even be startled (feeling or sudden shock or alarm) by loud … Read more

The Early Years: Emotional and mental health is a concern for kids below five years

According to a study, approximately 9.5-14.2 per cent of children are experiencing emotional, relational or behavioral disturbances from birth to five years of age. It is a widely known fact that young children who live in families dealing with parental loss, exposure to trauma, substance abuse,addiction, or mental illness are at high risk of developing … 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

Disabilities and Behaviours in Underachievers

“A child is a fire to be lit but not a vase to be filled” is the famous quote that says how to treat a child. Children are encouraged to learn naturally. Whatever they witness, they try to think and interpret in their own way. Kids are enthusiastic beings. But when we see some kids … Read more