Blanket Therapy

Have you ever heard of a weighted blanket? Or maybe a weighted vest? If your answer is “No”, these questions may conjure up visions of ancient torture apparatus, when in truth, it is quite the opposite. Body armor in the face of a battle would probably be a more appropriate visual, if you allow for […]

There Can Be Only One

As healthcare professionals we often find ourselves discussing our patients as a collective rather than as individuals. The same thing occurs in discussions about autism, and this has been highlighted with the recent changes in the way autism is medically defined and diagnosed. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental […]

Stimming

Stimming is a term commonly used to describe the “stereotypy” or “self-stimulatory behaviors” linked to autism. These behaviors can include repetitive activities, or stims, involving body movements, sounds, or the manipulation of objects. This is the point where the Hollywood renditions of stimming will most likely come to mind with the flapping, and screaming, and […]