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Sensory Processing Disorders and Self-Regulation Problems

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Interactive Metronome (IM)
What is Interactive Metronome (IM)? Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a therapeutic brain training program that helps people improve core, foundational brain skills such as timing, attention, impulse control, coordination and regulation. When these foundational brain skills are addressed, it can help a range of other conditions as well, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Classic Activities that Help with Brain Development It is interesting that in most societies, there are various activities that are done with children when younger, as well as activities that are done as part of regular societal rituals. Ask any ...
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Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
Any of the Following? Do you (or your loved one) have any of the following: Instead of finding social interaction calming, finding that hearing other people and background noise can be triggering and stressful?Instead of feeling calm and safe, finding that they tend to feel unsafe and on alert?Instead of wanting to connect with other people, finding instead that they prefer being away from other people? If so, then read on to learn more about the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). Introduction  We use our senses to perceive the world around us. Sound is essential. Our ears allow us to hear sounds, and our brain makes sense of what we hear ...
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Sensory Processing: Helping Children/Youth who are Oral Seeking
J’s Story J. is a 7-yo child who chews on everything. At school, he destroys pencils and pens by chewing on them, which leads the teachers to get upset. It makes him shunned by others due to pandemic worries about germs. At home, he chews on his toys, his bedsheets, his clothes. It is to the point where parents have to constantly replace items at home, causing financial stress on the family. Parents have tried all sorts of consequences and punishment to get J. to stop chewing things, but nothing seems to work. What now? Signs of Oral Seeking Are there any of the following signs of strong oral needs such as excessive: Sucking or ...
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Sensory Processing Problems in Children and Youth
Introduction A boy is so sensitive to being touched that he can't stand being hugged or touched, his parents even need to cut tags off his clothing. A girl is so sensitive to noise that when it gets loud, she starts to cry or have tantrums. Another girl needs to move constantly to the point where teachers and other students find her constant moving disruptive. What's up with these children? Are they simply being oppositional or difficult children? Is it bad parenting? Or could it be something else... Sensory Processing Problems Sensory processing problems is a complex condition where a person misinterprets information from the ...
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Visual Stress: Information for Patients and Families
Vivian’s Story: “When I read, I get headaches, the light hurts, and the words move”  Vivian is a student who has been struggling for a long time. “I want to learn, but I hate school because there's too much reading. When I read, I get headaches, the light hurts, and the words move..."   When she was younger, she saw many professionals for her reading issues. Her parents were told many opinions including:  "Your daughter is lazy -- you just need better discipline to get her to read." "She has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that's why she can't focus" -- yet all the usual ADHD ...
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