View Post

Gaze Aversion in Autism

In Brain & Sensory by alexabrettLeave a Comment

This material first appeared in an article I wrote for CDIkids.org. One of the markers of autism is gaze aversion. A child on the spectrum will often look sideways at a person of interest. He might also shift his eyes …

alexabrettGaze Aversion in Autism
View Post

Probiotics and Mental Health

In Body & Health, Brain & Sensory by alexabrettLeave a Comment

Probiotics have been in the news for a while. There are certainly many reasons to improve your intestinal flora. When speaking about the benefits of bacteria, integrative medical professionals often point out that adding beneficial bacteria to your daily routine …

alexabrettProbiotics and Mental Health
View Post

Sensory Integration Explained

In Balance & Thrive, Brain & Sensory by alexabrett1 Comment

Follow @lovethinkthrive  What is Sensory Integration? A child walks onto the grass and starts to cry. Another touches sand, looks at her hand and shrieks inconsolably. “Don’t cry. It’s okay. Sand is fun,” the parents say trying to reassure her. …

alexabrettSensory Integration Explained