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ERIC Number: EJ866146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Treatment of Neurosensory Disorders Improves Psychological Well-Being in Children
Bohlander, Robert
Exceptional Parent, v39 n8 p22-24 Aug 2009
Psychological well-being is the ultimate "quality of life" measure. The presence of a neurosensory disorder (NSD) in a child, such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome, or autism, can rob the child of psychological well-being, or hamper the growth of well-being as the child develops. Fortunately, treatment of NSDs can remove obstacles to the experience of psychological well-being, benefiting not only the child, but the entire family system. The treatment of NSDs can take a variety of forms, from occupational, physical and speech therapies, to vision rehabilitation therapy, biomedical treatments, dietary interventions, heavy metal removal, applied behavior analysis, psychological therapy, and a host of other approaches, depending on a particular child's needs. The results of finding a successful combination of treatments can include improved behavioral self-control, normalized perceptual processes, better academic performance, improved reading, and more stable emotional experience. The author cites some examples of children who have experienced enhanced well-being resulting from successful treatment of their NSDs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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