Whilst there is significant research and discussion around the psychological and behavioural aspects of autism, most parents/carers have little information around what might be happening at a physiological level.
Rachel Jackson joins the podcast today to discuss her first-hand experience of the physical aspects of autism and their implications. Rachel has researched and explored theories that have helped to support her son, including those that tackle some of the sensory experiences that often accompany autism.
Listen to this episode to find out about sensory needs, vagus nerve theories, rhythmic movement, retained reflexes, gut health and chemical imbalances in autism – even lunar cycles and the weather have an impact! The science maybe imperfect but many parents/carers talk passionately and with confidence about the anecdotal evidence.
About Rachel Jackson
Rachel combines her experience raising two young boys – one with a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD and his younger sibling, with her academic and professional background in psychology, developing adults in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. This has lead to the successful self-publishing of 3 short books for children on the spectrum and their siblings as well as a number of articles published In the UK, US and Australia. She has now sold over 2000 copies of her books worldwide.
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