Highly Sensitive Neuroception May Be At The Heart of PDA

In this article I hope to describe how Dr Stephen Porges's theory of Neuroception has helped us, as Parents, to develop greater insight into what might be happening for our Autistic son when he is faced with "demands". This will provide a context for my hypothesis that: Highly sensitive Neuroception may be at the heart…

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PDA And ARFID

Avoidant and restrictive eating is hugely emotive. Eating difficulties are not exclusive to the Autistic population, but studies have shown that Autistic children exhibit more food refusal than typically developing children. (Bandini et al, 2010) During our son's autism assessment we expressed our concerns around his eating in quite some detail. We received an acknowledgement…