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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

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

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

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

Origins of an Inner Critic: Early influence | Boundaries of the Soul


Reblogged article: Origins of an Inner Critic: Early influence | Boundaries of the Soul. Origins of an Inner Critic: Early influence April 29, 2013 — Dr. Nicholas Jenner Depression teaches us that we are not deserving of a normal, fruitful life. We go through long periods of believing that there is something inherently wrong with us. … Continue reading

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. A couple of interesting … Continue reading

Antidepressants in water trigger autism genes in fish – 13 June 2012 – New Scientist


THE low levels of antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs found in water supplies can trigger the expression of genes in fish that in humans are associated with autism. The levels of these drugs in drinking water are very low, but in theory a small dose could have an effect, says Michael Thomas of Idaho State … Continue reading

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