Some Very Special Schools

Here are links to some wonderful schools: Eagle Hill School: https://www.eaglehillschool.org Franklin Academy:  https://fa-ct.org Green Chimneys: http://www.greenchimneys.org Harvey School: https://www.harveyschool.org Kildonan School: https://www.kildonan.org Landmark School: https://www.landmarkschool.org Mead School:  https://www.meadschool.org Villa Maria:  http://villamariaedu.org Windward School: http://thewindwardschool.org Wooster School: https://www.woosterschool.org

Sensory & Motor Issues

Sensory issues, sometimes referred to as Sensory Integration or Sensory Processing Disorder, tend to occur along with other issues. Problems with the Sensory system most often involve either being too sensitive (hypersensitive) or not sensitive enough (hyposensitivity) to specific sensory experience, in any of the senses (see Brain Basics). Children who are hypersensitive may be Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury

The brain is well protected inside the bony encasement of the skull, cushioned by a surrounding layer of spinal fluid. But sufficient force can cause damage to delicate brain tissue, and even minor injury can result in impairment of cognitive function and disturbance or mood and behavior.  The most common causes of traumatic brain injury Continue Reading

Autism & Pitocin: Evidence of a Link

Autism, a devasting neurodevelopment disorder of unknown cause, has increased alarmingly in recent decades. A core feature of autism is impairment of social bonding – the ability to connect emotionally with other people. This is a basic drive that supports our survival. Its development is hardwired in the brain from birth, and is controlled by oxytocin. Administration of pitocin in labor may interfere with the function of oxytocin – and the ability to connect to other people – later in life. Continue Reading