Scientists are currently studying if impaired prediction is behind autism. The brain makes predictions. When someone laughs or smiles, our brain makes a prediction about the reason. For example, when someone is crying, we can predict that they may be hurt in some way. Impaired prediction is when the brain has the inability to make predictions about the world. Language deficits, repetitive behaviors, and sensitivities to stimuli may be an indication that the brain cannot predict what is going on in the outside world. Individuals with autism often line items or exhibit rigid behavior. This behavior may seem irregular to typically developing individuals, but for those on the spectrum they may be just trying to create order out of the chaos. The inability to predict leads to anxiety and other behaviors that manifest themselves in autism. Currently this is just a theory, and more research and experiments need to be conducted to prove the theory.
My daughter was given the sensory ball as a gift. She has difficulty with motor planning and has limited use of her hands and arms, and has cortical visual impairment. This ball has provided an opportunity for her to be included in an age old past time with her siblings and peers. The sides of the balls have areas where she can grip the ball and gain control prior to handing it off or throwing it to someone else. We had never seen a ball like this before. The colors are bright, it makes a crinkling sound when manipulated, it is easy to grasp, light weight and well built. We couldn't be more pleased with this ball. We would definitely recommend this product! Thank you so much Dr. Fox
This is a must have for all new babies. I bought it for my grandson to have at my house. We went to visit him and he enjoyed it so much, I left it at his house.
I can't rave enough about this product. My newborn was hospitalized for a week and luckily the hospital had this available for us to use. My son was so mesmerized watching it. It was the only thing that helped calm him and keep his attention away from his illness. I came home and immediately searched for this product. I love it and have recommended it to every expecting mother I know! The price is high but well worth it!
Introduced this to our newborn right away and he really took to it! He’s now 3 months old and it’s still a core part of our mat time. I love that you can secure the rings around the legs of an activity gym and alternate between the mirror and image sides. For me it’s easier to use and clean than high contrast cards I’ve seen elsewhere so I’m really happy to have this. The size also really works well because the images and mirror are still in his line of sight as he learns to lift his head up higher in tummy time.
Our baby loves this mobile! He stays entertained and babbles away at it- it’s so fun to watch. When shopping for mobiles, I read so many reviews of other products that fell apart in the crib, which is a total dealbreaker. I’m so grateful the Nurture Smart product was gifted to us. I feel so comfortable that this mobile is high quality and secure as well as developmentally appropriate- not just cute decor! This also fits well on our Snoo bassinet so I expect we’ll use for a long time!