Z-Vibe: What and How to use.

Most people are either visual or auditory learners. Sometimes, however, these two senses are not enough, and we must look to the sense of touch. Imagine you’re in a yoga class again. You’ve heard the instructor explain a pose, you’ve seen her demonstrate it, but it’s just not clicking for you. So the instructor comes over and adjusts your arm into in the right position. Similarly, sometimes you need to physically show an individual where the tongue should go for this sound, that skill, etc. This is called giving them a tactile cue. The Z-Vibe is a tool to help you provide targeted tactile cues within the oral cavity without getting your fingers in harm’s way. It also takes tactile learning to the next level with the added bonus of vibration. The gentle vibration of the Z-Vibe provides added sensory stimulation to increase oral focus and draw more attention to the articulators.

Five Questions about Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Autism is an umbrella term for a group of developmental disorders that are neurological in origin and cause social, communication and behavioural challenges.ASD is the third most common developmental disorder. It is mainly characterized by impaired social interaction and communication and the presence of repetitive behaviours or restricted interests.Children with ASD may also have their sensory sensitivity affected i.e, they may be under or over sensitive to certain senses (eg. loud noises, certain fabrics etc).