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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

Sensory Integration Dysfunction


Our mind and body are superbly interwoven to meet the demands of today’s world. The feelings, thoughts and actions we experience occur through the complex actions of our brain. How we process environmental and internal information has a major impact on our feelings, thoughts and actions. The slightest change in our brain processes can influence … 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

Boredom as Sensory Stress


Besides the toxic elements I have mentioned above, there are a few others that any parents must be on the look out for when dealing with sensory processing sensitivities. Under-arousal can lead to stress as well. Continually being bored and without appropriate stimulation can be very stressful. Boredom ends in drudgery and drudgery will make … Continue reading

5 Tough Situations for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues – Understood


Excerpt from 5 Tough Situations for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues – Understood. What triggers a negative reaction for one child with sensory processing issues might have no impact on another. But here are some common trouble spots for kids with sensory processing issues. Read the rest via  5 Tough Situations for Kids With Sensory … Continue reading

How Do Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder Change Over Time? – Understood


Excerpt  from: How Do Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder Change Over Time? – Understood. As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring … 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

Attention as part of an Intelligence spectrum


Attention spectrum as part of an Intelligence spectrum Howard Gardner and Thomas Hatch[1] identified nine types of intelligence that reflect extra “sensitivities” to the world: Naturalist Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart), Existential Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence (people Smart), Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”), Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart), Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart”), Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”). … 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

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