Autism is a mental developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism affects approximately 1% of the population. It presents in children and is usually diagnosed before the age of 3. Autism affects information processing in the brain, as well as neurons and synapses and how they work together. There is no known cure, but early intervention targeting the symptoms can lessen the impact and allow for better self care, improved communication and enhance their abilities in social interactions.
The Qball aims to enhance visual and mental skills along with working memory, reaction time, speed of processing and imagination. It also trains eye hand coordination, movement and spatial awareness. These skills provide the foundation for further development and ease the mental strain of daily tasks, which helps free up mental resources to meet the challenges posed by other deficiencies.
People with Autism seem to be able to learn new motor skills as well as non-affected individuals. The challenge and speed helps with mental processing, which translates into improvements in other areas of daily life. The games also provide an outlet for energy while learning.
The Qball is not a cure for Autism, but it is a useful resource to enhance cross brain communication and overall mental functioning.
Autism has a strong genetic base, but may also be influenced by environmental causes. Most treatments focus on the specific symptoms of individuals, with training aimed at overcoming deficiencies to establish independence, communication and social interaction.
Click to view more exercises. They are fun, varied and challenging and keep the mind and body working in a way consistent with normal brain functioning – helping a person to maintain their independence.