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If you are an adult in crisis please phone the provincial mental health and addictions crisis line on 1-888-429-8167. See here for further details.
If you are a child or teen (or a parent) in crisis please call the IWK mental health mobile crisis team on 1-888-429-8167. See here for further details.
Its good to be informed. There is a lot of information out there. All the links below are recommended by provincial services. If there is an area not covered that you want to learn more about before coming to sessions please get in touch.
If you are not in crisis but wish to access free provincial mental health services adults can self-refer to the Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions by calling 1-855-922-1122.
See here for information and help on domestic violence.
For more information on mental health and addictions there are lots of resources here.
These are the articles we referenced on sensory processing:
Ahn, R.R., Miller, L.J., Milberger, S. and McIntosh, D.N., 2004. Prevalence of parents’ perceptions of sensory processing disorders among kindergarten children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58(3), pp.287-293.
Baranek, G.T., David, F.J., Poe, M.D., Stone, W.L. and Watson, L.R., 2006. Sensory Experiences Questionnaire: discriminating sensory features in young children with autism, developmental delays, and typical development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(6), pp.591-601.
Ben-Sasson, A., Carter, A.S. and Briggs-Gowan, M.J., 2009. Sensory over-responsivity in elementary school: prevalence and social-emotional correlates. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 37(5), pp.705-716.
Billstedt, E., Carina Gillberg, I. and Gillberg, C., 2007. Autism in adults: symptom patterns and early childhood predictors. Use of the DISCO in a community sample followed from childhood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(11), pp.1102-1110.
Klintwall, L., Holm, A., Eriksson, M., Carlsson, L.H., Olsson, M.B., Hedvall, Å., Gillberg, C. and Fernell, E., 2011. Sensory abnormalities in autism: a brief report. Research in developmental disabilities, 32(2), pp.795-800.
Leekam, S.R., Nieto, C., Libby, S.J., Wing, L. and Gould, J., 2007. Describing the sensory abnormalities of children and adults with autism. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 37(5), pp.894-910.