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Vicki Davis

ADHD: Your Brain On Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (VIDEO) - 1 views

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    ADHD, medicine abuse, and a video to show you what it "feels like" to have ADHD. This post from Huffington is a great one to share with those who don't understand this disorder. There are still so many questions to ask, especially that of if we've somehow become so desk bound that our physical bodies are crying out for more running and moving, but that is for another post.
Vicki Davis

Tactile Defensiveness - The Facts About the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol - 1 views

  • The Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT) & Oral Tactile Technique (OTT)
  • many parents are a bit skeptical
  • The chest and stomach area are always avoided
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  • most children find it pleasurable after a few sessions and may even ask for it when they are feeling "off"
  • Oral Tactile Technique, or OTT
  • If you think that your child would benefit from this form of therapy, it is important to seek guidance from an Occupational Therapist.
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    Nice article about Wilbarger brushing and ADHD. See your occupational therapist.
Vicki Davis

The Willbarger Protocol - 2 views

  • is a specific, professionally guided treatment regime designed to reduce sensory defensiveness. The Wilbarger Protocol has its origins in sensory integration theory, and it has evolved through clinical use
  • a lack of documented research to substantiate this technique
  • The Wilbarger Protocol represents one of those difficulties in clinical practice where positive results are observed in treatment regimes that have not yet been fully validated by scientific research
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    There are many that report amazing results (and others who report nothing) from the Willbarger protocol for ADHD.

    All I know is that the teacher who had ADHD who had this done in the workshop on Tuesday said her knee pain went away and she was able to sit still w/out her knee jumping up and down for the first time ever. I saw it and am not making it up - but you have to have a person train you on it. Again, it is not authenticated with research, but I sure wish someone would.
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