Alx Alt

Alx Alt has written 843 posts for The Highly Sensitive Family

Reblogged: Is It ADHD or Auditory Processing Disorder?

Does your child struggle to block out background noise, follow conversations or pronounce words correctly? Is she hypersensitive to sound? She may have an auditory processing disorder in addition to, or mistaken for, ADHD. Read the entire article at: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/731.html

A Child’s Sensorial Experience of The World

Another important part of the process is to begin to observe within which environment a child is comfortable in and which one he/she is not. This dimension is where we can observe the spatial, temporal, and social experiences of a child. Schools, daycare, community centers, stores, malls and other social spaces (particularly new contexts) that … Continue reading

Family Experiences

A type of experience that is crucial yet somewhat invisible is the nature of our social life. The first ones a child is exposed to and that are vital to self formation are the relationships to the immediate family. One of the hidden sources of distress of our highly sensitive children can be ourselves. Indeed, … Continue reading

A Highly Sensitive Child’s Unitive Sensory Experience

A Highly Sensitive Child’s Unitive Sensory Experience Understanding the nature of a highly sensitive child’s sensory experience is crucial, yet not necessarily easy, as what is sensed may not be obvious. Their ability to read subtleties implies that highly sensitive children are holistic and empathic thinkers. One of the most common distinctions in the literature … Continue reading

Experience of the Environment: Child, Family, Community and the world.

Given their heightened ability to process subtleties, we should consider the quality of external influences as central to the “self” formation of highly sensitive children. While the processing of sensory input is internal, the inputs themselves are external elements. Energy emanates from all sentient being, as such it is important to understand the quality of … Continue reading

Anxiety Disorder (PTSD) can pretend to be Addiction or Alcoholism

Originally posted on 800 Recovery Hub Blog:
I am retraining my brain because I consistently think of people suffering from PTSD, as war veterans. It’s true that 20% of soldiers who have been deployed in the past 6 years have PTSD, but it can occur after any traumatic experience. Examples are situations involving natural disasters, serious accidents,…

Inputs: The Hidden Dimensions of a Sensitive Sensory Life

Beginning to discuss highly sensitive children health means understanding what a heightened sensory or other kinds of heightened experiences are and how they influence how a child perceives the world. Given the spatial embodied knowledge is vital to the experiences of highly sensitive people, we will begin by examining the nature of space at a … Continue reading

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory modulation dis… – PubMed – NCBI

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are impulsive, inattentive and hyperactive, while children with sensory modulation disorder (SMD), one subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder, have difficulty responding adaptively to daily sensory experiences. ADHD and SMD are often difficult to distinguish. To differentiate these disorders in children, clinical ADHD, SMD, and dual diagnoses were assessed. … Continue reading

Chapter 5: A Sensory Base Health Framework for Highly Sensitive Children

Introduction And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ― Friedrich Nietzsche It is becoming increasingly clear that without sensory literacy we will continue to inadvertently disadvantage and hurt some of our most sensitive children. As we discussed in chapter 4, we tend to … Continue reading

Social cognition in social anxiety: fir… – PubMed Mobile – NCBI

BACKGROUND: Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other peoples states of mind. Although cognitive processes in SP have been extensively studied, these individuals social cognition characteristics have never been examined before. We hypothesized that high socially anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities. METHODS: Empathy was assessed using … Continue reading