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Doctor insights on: Sensory Integration Disorder And Impulsivity

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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

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Impulsive Behavior (Definition)

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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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Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Yes: Yes, impulsivity is commonly present in adhd, but remember we all could be impulsive at times, the behavior has to be present for a while and be severe enough to cause impairement, ie work, love/live relations, school etc. ...Read more

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Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Sometimes: "impulsive behavior disorder" is not an official diagnosis. But Depakote is sometimes used for impulsivity associated with bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. If the impulsivity is part of adhd, Depakote would not be a typical treatment. ...Read more

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What disorder is it when your brain is making you think to do impulsive things that arent normal?

What disorder is it when your brain is making you think to do impulsive things that arent normal?

Many: Impulse disorder can occur by itself but is more likely part of a bigger issue including, adhd, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, atypical panic, traumatic brain injury among others. Most OCD people don't do impulsive things but are repetitive. ...Read more