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Finding our Highly Sensitive Voice: Building Sensory Literacy


Deep listening to highly sensitive children allowed me to deal with life from their perspective and to become their advocate. This process is important, as we model for them how to communicate their specific needs, they will develop the vocabulary to built their own voice and eventually advocate for their own needs. Building sensory literary … Continue reading

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

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

Disembodied Images of Disembodied Selves


Dreams, which were a gateway to our authentic self, became replaced within western culture by societal and mediated “meanings”. Images and representation became main forms of understanding of the world and ourselves.  Representation introduced a world arrested by description, a mere duplicate of the world. Ironically, it severed ties with the world it seeked to … Continue reading

Mass Mediated Collective Myths


Media play a central role in many children’s lives. As such they have an important influence on the values children develop about themselves, their bodies and the world. This is an important relationship to think about as mass media, just like religion, are part of our cultural institutions. As such, they are invisible tools of … Continue reading

Cognitive Difference as a New Media


We have reached the end of an evolutionary cycle, and another one is beginning. Difference is again acceptable, and our society is also beginning to re-understand the “difference” inherent in space, that Deleuze defined, as essential to “being”. Our scientists know that we live in a conscious world and that fluid relationships to the environment … Continue reading

Disability and Diversity as New Media (draft)


One distinction between 20th and 21st century media is the introduction of networks. Networks operate very differently from broadcast media, in part because they are spaces of actions. Visual culture began on a system where the audience was passive, absorbing messages without offering much feedback. Network culture however is founded on a value system of … Continue reading

Modern Medicine as Sensorial Anesthetics


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Another area of our culture that we do not often associate with aesthetics is modern medicine. Nevertheless, it is a particularly powerful discursive and propagation tool of aesthetics. Its status as science makes … Continue reading

The Aesthetics of Space


We boast that we have conquered matter, and forget that it is matter that has enslaved us—okakura Children are taught to value specific approaches to sensory life that are highly regimented by our cultural rules. Indeed, psychologists have established that we have specific social norms and languages related to our use of time, space, touch, … Continue reading

New Media: Battleground for Ideological Power


The advent of “new media” as a concept was meant to create an alternative imaginary to those of mass media’s visual culture. Marshall McLuhan, in the late 1960s, established a counter value system based on the use of media designed specifically to become “extensions” of our human senses, bodies and minds and he foresaw that … Continue reading

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