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Reblogged: Why You Feel Too Much (and How to Cope)


Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) manifests in many small, sometimes maddening ways. Itchy tags may be unbearable. Loud music intolerable. Perfume simply sickening. Whatever the specific symptoms, SPD makes it difficult to interact with your daily environment. Here are strategies for living better with SPD. by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. Read the article at: http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/229/slide-1.html?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=july

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

Chapter 5: In search of a Sensory Health Model – Introduction


Chapter 5: In Search of a Sensory Health Model Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major … Continue reading

Reblogged: Why Stress at School is Toxic to Kids with ADHD or LD from ADDtitude


Excerpt from: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11630.html Chronic stress at school can make our kids dread going — and change their brains for the worse. But parents and teachers can help break down the barriers that stop children with ADHD or LD from succeeding. For over 35 years, I’ve carried out comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of kids and young adults, … 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

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 cause … Continue reading

5 Ways to Improve Focus in Kids With ADHD | Attention-Deficit Tips – Understood


There are many types of puzzles that can help boost your child’s concentration while building fine motor skills, too. But keep in mind that puzzles don’t always have to be something you touch. Word games, like logic puzzles, use the power of deduction to help your child discover answers by relying on his mind, not … Continue reading

Global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine, expert suggests — ScienceDaily


A new article attributes ADHD’s global growth to five trends: expanded, overseas lobbying efforts by drug companies; the growth of biological psychiatry; the adaptation of the American-based Diagnostic and Statistical Manual standards, which are broader and have a lower threshold for diagnosing ADHD; promotion of pharmaceutical treatments by ADHD advocacy groups that work closely with … Continue reading

Roots of Attention Overexitability


Roots of Attention Overexitability Such preoccupations seem particularly important at a time when an ADHD diagnose immediately calls upon the use of medication. If these drugs can help children operate quietly in the existing social and cultural constructions of our world, in the case of highly sensitive children and any type of gifted child, they … Continue reading

Introverted Body Temperaments


Introverted Body Temperaments It is thought that one of the most important differences between introverts and extroverts is the effect social life has on them (Laney, 2005). Introverts tend to be exhausted by a lot of social interaction; they recharge by being alone and need a lot of down time. Whereas extroverts recharge by being … Continue reading

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