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Doctor insights on: Sensory Integration Disorder And Hyperactivity

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Is sensory integration disorder real?

Very: Our senses have to operate together with our information processing centers seamlessly. Being hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or having sensory processing issues can lead to considerable difficulty managing the real world. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


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What is sensory integration disorder?

What is sensory integration disorder?

Think of it this way: Sensory integration disorder is a condition where false or misleading sensory information is sent to other areas of the brain for processing. A good reference for this subject is Too Loud Too Fast Too Bright Too Tight. This is a really good primer on sensory functioning and what happens when the sensory system doesn't integrate well. ...Read more

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What can be done for a toddler with sensory integration disorder?

What can be done for a toddler with sensory integration disorder?

Occupational therapy: Please talk to physician about getting a referral to OT for diagnosis and treatment of potential sensory integration disorder ...Read more

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-was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder as a kid. Not sure what that actually means. What is is it really? Tried looking online, but confused

-was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder as a kid. Not sure what that actually means. What is is it really? Tried looking online, but confused

Waste basket dianosi: It is a favorite diagnosis that occupation therapists like to use. It is more-like a waste basket diagnosis when a child isnt doing well in school. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sensory integration and praxis testing?

What is the definition or description of: sensory integration and praxis testing?

See below: The sensory integration and praxis tests, also known as the sipt is a collection of 17 tests that are designed to test various aspects of sensory processing. The test is designed for use with children between the ages of 4 years through 8 years 11 months. The sipt typically requires 3 hours to administer and is given in 2 sessions. ...Read more

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I have eye disease connected to hyperactive thyroid, what is this called?

I have eye disease connected to hyperactive thyroid, what is this called?

Graves': Exophthalmos. You need a skillful ophthalmologist to handle it. Maggie smith, who played in the harry potter movies, is affected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person had symptoms of hyperactivity, what disorder could be causing them?

Can you tell me if a person had symptoms of hyperactivity, what disorder could be causing them?

Varies : You would typically think of adhd but there are other things to consider. If these are new symptoms that have developed in an adult or an older child other conditions would need to be considered. Adhd is a neurodevelopmental disorder that presents with symptoms before the age of seven. Some people are naturally more 'hyper' than others but mood disorders and substance abuse should be considered. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more