A BC Association of Clinical Counsellors Community Event
Hypersensitivity: Fresh Insights on a Neurological Condition Affecting a Growing Number of Our Children
Presented by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, PhD
New understandings of how the brain works, when viewed through a comprehensive appreciation of attachment, human vulnerability and the developmental process, hold great promise for unraveling some of the most confounding mysteries of childhood.
Evidence is mounting that the neurological condition of sensory overload may very well be the root cause and common denominator of a myriad of diverse manifestations and syndromes, including autism, some types of attention problems and even a form of giftedness.
The huge diversity of symptoms results from both the degree of severity of the neurological condition as well as the domino effect on a child’s attachments, emotions and resulting development.
If understood and properly addressed, sensory overload issues can usually be compensated for and much of the secondary domino effect can be reversed.
Dr. Neufeld will put the puzzle pieces together to make sense of the hypersensitive brain. He will also provide suggestions for how parents, teachers and helping professionals can help the hypersensitive child realize their full developmental potential.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 40 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a best-selling author (Hold On to Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.