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The Gifted: the Myth of the Overachiever


The Gifted: the Myth of the Overachiever Giftedness, just like ADHD, autism and highly sensitive people, represents a spectrum of characteristics. Two gifted people are not alike. HSP are often gifted, but not all gifted are a HSP. There is no consensus as to how “gifted” should be defined, but one definition that resonates for … Continue reading

The Sensory Connection


The notion of sensory processing difference is also controversial within the medical community. On one hand, the DSM-V no longer includes sensory processing as a stand-alone phenomenon, in essence denying its existence. On the other hand, researchers such as Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, author of Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing … Continue reading

ADHD and Autism: an Umbrella Diagnoses Hiding Other Issues?


According to researcher Allison S. Bell[1], ADHD is the most pervasive psychological disorder among children in their schooling years (Woo & Keatinge, 2008)[2], affecting many aspects of their functioning and development. If ADHD or ADD is one of the fastest growing diagnoses in children, it seems surrounded by a wave of controversy over increase diagnosis … Continue reading

How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School | Child Mind Institute


How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School | Child Mind Institute.

Professionals Speak Out


“You might not realize that the concept of ADD is highly controversial among experts in the field – there is NO consensus.  Here are some professionals who disagree with the extremist views promoted by pharmaceutical companies and those who they support financially (CHADD, Russell Barkley…). “ Great starting point to get alternate information on ADHD/ADD … Continue reading

Child in Mind: Study Implicates Genetics and Family Dynamics in ADHD


Reblogged from : Child in Mind: Study Implicates Genetics and Family Dynamics in ADHD. “When ADHD is conceptualized as emanating from the development of emotional and behavioral regulation, specific genetic and family environmental factors are likely to jointly influence ADHD outcomes in particular ways. The present report capitalized on the potential to investigate an important … Continue reading

Beyond Paleo: Heal Your Gut


Hippocrates said this more than 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand just how right he was. Research over the past two decades has revealed that gut health is critical to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism spectrum … Continue reading

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS


ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS by Lawrence Wilson, MD © December 2009, The Center For Development Today one out of every five children is diagnosed with a behavior or learning disorder. It is often a nightmarish experience for both parents and children. Also, the problem does not necessarily end when the children grow up. It … Continue reading

The abilism and discrimination of Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person concept: reshaping our own frameworks | The Dreamer Propulsion Project


Reblogged  article from: The abilism and discrimination of Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person concept: reshaping our own frameworks | The Dreamer Propulsion Project. The abilism and discrimination of Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person concept: reshaping our own frameworks Posted on January 1, 2012 by Chris Johnson Standard It’s 12:02am, January 1, 2012, and I’ve spent a … Continue reading

The Phantom Menace: Do 1 in 20 kids really have Sensory Processing Disorder? | Babble


Here’s an interesting finding: A study of 500 intellectually gifted kids over a two-year period revealed 35% had significant sensory processing issues. “I’ve heard many, many kids with SPD are very smart,” says Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., reknowned SPD expert and author of The Out-Of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder. “Which is … Continue reading

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