Mood States and Emotion

The Affective system works at two levels – the active processing of our experience – the emotional charge, in the moment, and the background of emotional tone through which we experience things – the mood state. The Affective system puts a positive or negative charge on incoming information and outgoing responses. This charge motivates attention Continue Reading

Sensory Integration Issues

Sensory issues, sometimes referred to as Sensory Integration or Sensory Processing Disorder, tend to occur along with other issues. These are common in children with emotional dysregulation and in children with autism.  Children can be much more sensitive (hypersensitive) or much less sensitive (hyposensitivity) to particular types of sensory input (noise, light, smell, taste, touch, Continue Reading