The word "stimming" refers to self-stimulatory behavior. Some people call it "stereotypic" behavior. In people with autism, stimming typically refers to certain behaviors like: Twirling your hair around your fingers Biting your fingernails Jiggling your foot Drumming your fingers Tapping your pencil Whistling Cracking your joints or knuckles Autistic children (and adults) may: Rock back and forth Flick…Read more
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Music offers a lot of benefits for children with special needs. According to the American Music Therapy Association, music therapy is effective in numerous areas like: Facilitating movement Providing overall physical rehabilitation Providing emotional support Increasing motivation to engage in treatment Providing an outlet to express feelings Below are some benefits of music therapy for children with sensory…Read more
A pediatric occupational therapist who works with younger children have the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the type of skills children need to interact with their daily environment. Children need to be able to negotiate their school, home and outdoor play. Playing with outdoor toys is a great way to help children with sensory processing and other challenges improve…Read more
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