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?”

Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: social stories | Healing Thresholds

What is it?   Social stories are used to teach social skills to children with autism (1). A social story is a simple description of an everyday social situation, written from a child’s perspective. Social stories can be used in different situations. For example, social stories can help a child prepare for upcoming changes inContinue reading “Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: social stories | Healing Thresholds”

Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: sensory integration | Healing Thresholds

What is it? Most of us unconsciously learn to combine our senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, balance, body in space) in order to make sense of our environment. Children with autism have trouble learning to do this. Sensory integration therapy is a type of occupational therapy (OT) that places a child in a roomContinue reading “Reblogged: Factsheet for autism therapy: sensory integration | Healing Thresholds”

The Common Scents Mom » Quieting the Mind with Vetiver

Reblogged from: The Common Scents Mom » Quieting the Mind with Vetiver. Quieting the Mind with Vetiver January 13, 2012 I just started using therapeutic grade vetiver essential oil with my daughter, Abigail, who often struggles with sensory issues. She loves it, and it smells so nice. When we first opened the bottle, we weren’tContinue reading “The Common Scents Mom » Quieting the Mind with Vetiver”

Ten chemicals suspected of causing developmental neurotoxicity

This report “http://healthreport.saferchemicals.org/” is a must read, but if you do not have time, the information in this section : Learning disabilities is very important to be aware of for anyone with a child that has been diagnosted with a learning disability or a developmental issue such as adhd or autism: “The number of AmericanContinue reading “Ten chemicals suspected of causing developmental neurotoxicity”

Holistic Health Care

A Guide to Wellness Care Look at your health in an organized manner. Find and eliminate the things that undermine your good health. You can approach your health in a systematic manner, eliminating the cause of any current health problems and preventing health problems later in life. Chronic health problems like asthma, allergies, digestive problems,Continue reading “Holistic Health Care”