my Journal

Executive Function

Periodically, I lie on my bed, with iPad suspended overhead, and let FB serve up a ridiculously long string of videos. This happened to me…

Sensory Processing Disorder verses Autism

What is the difference between Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? People with SPD & ASD exhibit difficulties with high-level tasks involving…

Discovering the Moon – the atypical brain

When I was eleven years old, living in Albuquerque, NM, I witnessed a total eclipse of the moon. Let me preface this by saying, the…

Tyler Cowen – The Autistic Cognitive Profile

The podcast The Marketplace of Ideas is a very reliable source for innovative thinking. About every fourth show the host, Colin Marshall, interviews someone who…

Autism?

Years ago, the first time I heard about my bizarre sensory symptoms was in something I read about autism. I immediately wondered if I was…

Random Design Flaws?

Symptoms like motion sickness and no sense of direction sound like random design flaws. However, in the context of Sensory Processing Disorder, they fit like…