Specialized gyms help over-sensitive (or under-sensitive) kids
Oversensitivity, tantrums, clumsiness: all could point to problems taking in the world
Best books for helping kids understand emotional and learning challenges
This question is the headline on a story, surprisingly, in the New Republic. It's a good piece that lays out the overwhelming anecdotal evidence that some kids have problems processing sensory stimulation, leading to behaviors that range from irritability to inconsolable meltdowns.
A look at the dispute over whether sensory symptoms constitute a disorder, and whether treatment works
This is a guest post from Putting Socks on Chickens, a blog about sensory processing issues.
How to help kids stay comfortable in what can be overstimulating outdoor activities
They may not disappear, but they usually become milder as kids mature
What parents and teachers can do to help kids get comfortable and stay focused
Of all the people worrying in print lately about overdiagnosis of ADHD, I think Daniela Drake, writing on Salon, has the most important thing to say. A doctor and the mother of a son who was wrongly diagnosed with ADHD, she admits to being credulous when she was told that her son had the disorder, and, frankly, seeing a lot of other kids who looked like they had it, too. "I'd see students bouncing off the walls," she writes, "and think, 'They should medicate that kid.' "