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Sensory overresponsivity and anxiety in typically developing children and children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: cause or coexistence?
TLDR
The intensity or magnitude of sensory responsivity mediates the relationship between baseline arousal and attention and outcome anxiety and physiologic recovery from sensory challenge.
Parasympathetic Functions in Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
TLDR
Preliminary evidence is provided that children who demonstrate severe SMD may have physiological activity that is different from children without SMD, and that these physiological and behavioral manifestations ofSMD may affect a child's ability to engage in everyday social, communication, and daily living skills.
Sensory Over-Responsivity and ADHD: Differentiating Using Electrodermal Responses, Cortisol, and Anxiety
TLDR
Results suggests that ADHD should be considered in conjunction with anxiety and sensory responsivity; both may be related to bottom-up processing differences, and deficits in prefrontal cortex/hippocampal synaptic gating.
Sensory overresponsivity and anxiety in children with ADHD.
  • S. Reynolds, S. Lane
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of occupational therapy…
  • 1 July 2009
TLDR
Children in the ADHD + SOR group were significantly more anxious than both the ADHD-only and non-ADHD (control) groups and more likely to have clinically significant anxiety.
Sports injuries in a high school.
TLDR
The small number of serious injuries requiring surgery suggests that a motivated and competent pediatrician can play an integral role as a team physician.
Associations of sleep with everyday mood, minor symptoms and social interaction experience.
TLDR
The results suggest that the sleep disturbances found in affective disorders may not be pathological but instead represent the extremes of normal relationships between sleep and well-being.
Sensory and Motor Characterization in the Postnatal Valproate Rat Model of Autism
TLDR
Valproate-treated rats were underresponsive to auditory stimuli, showed deficits in auditory sensory gating, and demonstrated impairments in motor speed and performance, suggesting that postnatal valproate treatment elicits sensory and motor features often seen in individuals with ASD.
Disability culture in West Africa: qualitative research indicating barriers and progress in the greater Accra region of Ghana.
  • S. Reynolds
  • Philosophy
    Occupational therapy international
  • 1 December 2010
TLDR
Interviews conducted with community leaders from the Greater Accra region of Ghana in 2009 suggest that there appears to be a growing acceptance that people with disabilities have rights as human beings and that the Disability Rights Bill is a positive step in the right direction for Ghana.
A Pilot Study Examining Activity Participation, Sensory Responsiveness, and Competence in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
TLDR
Children demonstrating more frequent Sensory Sensitivity and Sensory Avoiding had significantly lower competence scores than children with fewer behaviors in these domains, suggesting that sensory responsiveness may impact the ability to participate successfully.
Sensory Processing, Physiological Stress, and Sleep Behaviors in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders
TLDR
Examination of the relationship between physiologic responses to sensation and sleep in children with and without autism spectrum disorders confirmed that children with ASD have a higher prevalence of atypical sensory behaviors and sleep disturbances than typical children.
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