Responsive System Dysfunction (RSD): Neurodiversity our whole system wired differently…say what??? (Cook, V1A4)

  • Behavior disorders (ODD-hyper-dysregulation).
  • Brain injury (TBI).
  • Down Syndrome.
  • Intellectual Disability.
  • Spina Bifida.
  • Delays in reaching physical (Developmental Coordination Disorder especially gross motor such as Restless Leg Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy all included in Autism)
  • Adrenal & Thyroid Gland Issues (and Histamine Intolerance and other Autoimmune diseases such as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Chronic Urticaria, Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Celiac disease and other diseases Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis (again- hyper-thyroid and thymus see Vertigo, Aphasia, Dsyeidetic (visual) Dyslexia under SPD-below
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation in organs such as the Pancreas (CFS), Duodenum, Gallbladder, Liver, Tongue, Brain, Spleen, Stomach, and Throat (again- hyper- thyroid and thymus) and Histamine Intolerance and other Autoimmune diseases such as Chronic Urticaria, Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Celiac disease and other diseases Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis (again- hyper-thyroid and thymus); & Dementia.
  • Symptoms: (Liver & Gallbladder) Depression, Frustration, Indecisiveness, Panic, Taken for Granted; (Spleen & Stomach) Low-Self-Esteem, Control, Failure.
  • Susceptible Developmental Trauma.
  • Personality Disorders such as Narcissism.
  • Abnormal Neuroplasticity.
  • Delays in reaching language (Specific Language Impairment/Delay)
  • Sensory Processing Problems/Issues — Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) such as Hyperlexia and & Sensory Integration Disorder (normally labeled SPD Problems/Issues): Hyper-visual problems such as Convergence (focus) and Irlen Syndrome (dimension/color), ADHD- hyperactive.: Hyper-Sight/Visual …Visual Processing Disorders Dsyeidetic (aka visual-surface) Dyslexia ex. Irlen Syndrome- hypersensitivity to light; Convergence Issues (focus beyond the object) all included Autism; Hyper-Sound/Auditory …Auditory Processing Disorders: Hyperlexia, or Aphasia, Central Auditory Processing Disorder (HyperNoise-CAPD), Misphonia, Hyperacusis, all included in Autism; Hyper-Touch/Tactile …All included in Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Hyper-Taste/Gustatory …social/emotional problems all included in Autism, depression; Hyper Smell/Olfactory …Hyperosmia (hyper-smell); Attention-deficit hyperactivity-impulsive disorder (ADHD), Tics, OCD- hyper obsessed (categories, sequencing), other Anxiety Disorders and Tourette’s Syndrome.
  • Sensory Processing Problems/Issues (SPD)- Specific Language Disability (SLD)/Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and & Sensory Integration Disorder (normally labeled SPD Problems/Issues)- Hyper-visual processing such as Dsyeidetic (visual) Dyslexia, Hyperlexia, Dysgraphia (hyper-fine motor and coordination), and Dysphasia.
  • Behavior, Personality, Attachment Disorders, Social/Emotional, Personality Disorders and Psychological Disorders-: Obedient Defiant Disorder, (ODD-hypo-dysregulation), Bipolar Disorder, Sleep Walking, Mood Swings along with being susceptible to Emotional Intensity (EI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Shock Trauma, Bipolar Disorder (BPD), Narcissism.
  • Brain injury (least common).
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (hypo-arousal).
  • Slow Speed Processing Disorder.
  • Executive Function Disorder.
  • Abnormal neuroplasticity.
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation (Allergies/Asthma-Migraines, IBS, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Dysfunctions such as Histamine Intolerances such as Chronic Urticaria & Dementia including Alzheimers Disease (see hippocampus)).
  • Also, the organs such as Small Intestine, Hara, Glands-Sexual Organs & Reproductive, Heart, Lungs, Spinal Base, Colon).(again- hypo-thyroid and thymus).
  • Symptoms: (lung & colon)-Grief, Confusion, Self-abuse, Defensiveness; (small intestine)-Abandonment; (Glands-Sexual Organs-Reproductive) Unworthiness
  • Addictions & Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Aspergers (more common).
  • Sensory Processing Problems/Issues (SPD)- Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) included Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and & Sensory Integration Disorder (normally labeled SPD Problems/Issues)- Hypo-auditory processing such as Dsyphoentic Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia (hypo-fine motor), Dysomia, Vertigo (hypothyroidism), ADHD- hypoactive, inattentive. Hypo-Sound/Auditory-Proprioceptive Reading Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Hypo-Touch/Tactile …All included Aspbergers, Hypo-Taste/Gustatory …Social/emotional problems, eating disorders (Bulimia) all included Adspebergs; Hypo-Smell/Olfactory …Attention-deficit inattentive type (ADHD), Other Anxiety Disorders all included Adspebergs; Hypo-Sight/Visual …Visual Processing Disorders- Hypoglycemia.

The Soul

Cook’s Alternatives and Suggestions for Lateral Functional System Dominance

You might need to contact me for help if you or your child/student can’t be reached and seems disconnected; Also, when it comes to learning, they show some or all of the following emotions and challenges: anger, frustration, shame, and sadness; has chronic headaches, stomach aches, hives; appears to have low-self esteem; squints when reading; feels behind or “different” than the other kids; has behavioral and learning challenges; emotionally intense or desensitized; complains; thrives for constant attention; labeled emotionally intense, gifted and talented or twice-exceptional; has trouble focusing or paying attention; destroys their pencil, eraser, and crumples up their paper after working very hard; problems with organization or being on time; poor eye-contact, body-space awareness; sleep and/or digestive problems; has problems spelling or with handwriting; complete interest-based learner; grips pencil very hard; has glasses but still complains about not seeing the letters or words, ultra-sensitive, problems with authority; doodles on paper; problems understanding verbal directions; picks and scratches at their skin and nails; can be needy, clingy, and “whinny”; described as dramatic, creative and very imaginative by others; been or going to be held back in school; has trouble connecting to others; tired all the time; great with verbal comprehension and large lexicon, shows anxiety, anxiousness or depression; overactive-reads, writes, moves, and thinks extremely fast or slow; sensory-processing problems or issues; constantly moving hands/feet or fidgeting; overly kind or pleasing others; considerably ‘moody’; known for “daydreaming”; aggressive and violent; gets low grades: yet, highly intelligent; can comprehend well but has trouble with spelling/reading fluency; adverse to learning or trying something new (resilience) as well as low in motivation!

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