ZEBR - REFRAMING AUTISM
The Polyvagal Theory focuses on our ability to be socially engaged. In order to use our social capacity, we need to be in the right physical state. When we are in a flight/fight, or more immobilised state, our physical ability to use our social system – eyes, ears, voice, connection to heart…
So much of our focus on the Polyvagal Theory centres around honouring and validating the ventral vagus and teaching people to move up from the dorsal states and into the light of the ventral states. According to the polyvagal theory the ventral vagus – the second branch of the parasympathetic nervous system…
So much of traditional autism therapy is devoted to removing variances and aligning with the typical. What if this is a false benchmark against which we judge those on the autism spectrum? For too long we have had a very narrow focus on autism as deficit without being able to see the incredible…
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The A.R.T. Blog
Welcome to the discussion on breakthroughs in approaches to helping those on the autism spectrum, to realise their potential.
How can we best understand autism? And how can we work more therapeutically with someone ‘on the spectrum’? These are the questions that Holly Bridges
I recently revised work that I was commissioned to undertake for the Autism Association of Western Australia (AAWA), when invited to address the NDS State Conference
I recently listened to a wonderful talk by Pat Ogden on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and it aligns so well with my approach – which is of course so
Danny Raede, CEO and co-founder of Asperger Experts, discusses the physiology of autism and how an understanding of the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity may
A high school student recently completed a study on biofeedback techniques and autism with outstanding results. After just 18 sessions his adolescent autistic subject showed
Holly recently attended a meeting at Perth-based Autism West and was delighted to meet Australian-born best selling author Kathy Lette. You may be aware that
Expensive treatments that are designed to improve eye-contact in kids with autism may be having the opposite effect, a new study reveals. Children with autism
“In academic circles, autism is regarded as a brain disorder with a genetic basis. Yet no specific biomarker can diagnose autism”
~ Dr Stephen W. Porges
This journal considers the history of autism therapies, and examines the theories of the causes of autism.
Complementary approaches to autism
This journal examines and critiques selected complementary therapies that a used in cases of autism.
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