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It May Not Be ADHD

Shiro Perera Torquato is a PhD and a licensed clinical psychologist who says she's discovering that some children's ADHD is actually a sensory integration dysfunction. This little-known dysfunction causes both children and adults to be hypersensitive to various sensory experiences.
"'Most people haven't heard about it,' Torquato said, including teachers and pediatricians, even though the disorder was first identified many years ago."
Torquato sites the example of a 15-year old girl whose hypersensitivity to fluorescent lights was causing her to act up at school. Symptoms can look very similar to ADHD, which is why the two are sometimes confused.

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Posted By: Lori S