Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Our mind and body are superbly interwoven to meet the demands of today’s world. The feelings, thoughts and actions we experience occur through the complex actions of our brain. How we process environmental and internal information has a major impact on our feelings, thoughts and actions. The slightest change in our brain processes can influenceContinue reading “Sensory Integration Dysfunction”

What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children?

One in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. Boys are twice more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls ADHD involves a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. Often, children with ADHD struggle in school and have difficulty managing interpersonal relationships The causeContinue reading “What Causes the Rise of ADHD in Children?”

Sensory Side Effects – A Sensory Life!

The Side Effects of Sensory Processing Difficulties Written By: Angie Voss, OTR The Most Common Side Effect: ANXIETY Three reasons why anxiety is almost always a factor, especially for those who over-register and demonstrate sensory sensitivities and sensory defensiveness: The brain switches to the sympathetic nervous system at a greater frequency than a neurotypical brainContinue reading “Sensory Side Effects – A Sensory Life!”

Letting go of Cultural Fear

It became clear that for my children to thrive, we would have to let go of the fears associated with being “different” and to explore an alternative value system that celebrate and embrace our uniqueness. As R. D. Laing wrote in the book “Politics of Experience and the bird of paradise”: What we call ‘normal’Continue reading “Letting go of Cultural Fear”

Book: The highly sensitive family: How to thrive in a toxic world. Introduction (draft)

To my children, my greatest teachers.   The highly sensitive family: How to thrive in a toxic world. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler   Introduction If you are reading this, you are probably lookingContinue reading “Book: The highly sensitive family: How to thrive in a toxic world. Introduction (draft)”

Sensory Processing Issues Explained | Child Mind Institute

When Jill went hunting for new shoes for her 6-year-old daughter, Katie, it wasn’t a simple question of finding the cutest pair in her size. While the second-grader doesn’t have wide feet, Jill learned the hard way that Katie needs a really wide toe box because “if she feels things are constricting at all, we’reContinue reading “Sensory Processing Issues Explained | Child Mind Institute”

The Jewish Press » » Decoding Sensory Processing Disorder

Great explanation of Sensory Processing There is always a lot of confusion surrounding sensory processing disorder – mainly because there are many different diagnoses that fall under the catch-all phrase sensory processing disorder SPD. Among them are three specific subcategories: read more via The Jewish Press » » Decoding Sensory Processing Disorder.

Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms: What You Must Know!

Reblogged article:  Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms: What You Must Know!. Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms are, by far, the most important factors we should identify and call attention to! They ARE the signs that something is not developing normally, and must not be ignored! As a parent, it begins with the feeling and frustration of… “SomethingContinue reading “Sensory Integration Dysfunction Symptoms: What You Must Know!”

Reblogged article: Sensory Processing Disorder: Vestibular Dysfunction

http://www.autismmom.net/sensory-processing-disorder-vestibular-dysfunction/ If proprioception is your 6th sense, then the vestibular system is the 7th sense. The vestibular system is how we negotiate balance. It is the intricate system that includes the feedback loop between the inner ear and the brain. If you’ve ever experienced vertigo or dizziness, you understand how it feels to have vestibularContinue reading “Reblogged article: Sensory Processing Disorder: Vestibular Dysfunction”

SPD Foundation – About SPD – SPD and Gifted

Studies of SPD and giftedness have historically been conducted with weak methodology producing a tangle of contradictory findings about whether or not sensory impairments are more prevalent in gifted children than in typical children. However, in 2007, new research began to appear indicating that SPD symptoms occur more frequently in populations of children identified asContinue reading “SPD Foundation – About SPD – SPD and Gifted”