Showing posts from February, 2008

Do you believe???

One of the best questions that people ask me is if I 'believe' in sensory integration. I haven't really answered that directly, so I will try. I am motivated to do so because I just got the question again today - and I don't want to post the comments that were left because there was too much identifying information - and the person did not leave an email. So I hope the commenter sees the response here.

I suppose that people see my commentary and questioning about sensory processing and the need for evidence as being 'critical' or 'unbelieving' in the diagnosis. I commented recently about the concept of 'fidelity' when talking about sensory integration because one of the problems is that it is being so poorly defined by so many groups, including researchers. Even our 'state of the art' assessments are horribly intertwined between asking behavioral questions and sensory questions. I believe that it is getting increasingly difficult to…

Documentation of deceleration from completing a doctoral program, v.1.0

I decided recently that I have an issue to face: what to do with my post-doctoral time?

Participating in the doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University effectively consumed every moment of my waking (and in strange ways sleeping) consciousness. This process carried me through approximately 5 years. Somewhere and somehow in the course of that time period I transitioned back to full time clinical practice, grew our private practice to 15 employees, started this blog, and watched my two older children grow through their high school years.

I have a doctoral degree now. So now what?

My initial response to this extra time was to immerse myself in what was supposed to be mindless leisure pursuit of video games. It was an odd transition off of a distance learning program. I was accustomed to living my life in asynchronous debates via WebCT, researching and reading in the vast online resources of NSU, and writing writing writing writing papers. I was used to being ON THE COMPUTER, so…