– Doctor Judy, how common is
sensory processing disorder? – So, it’s about 5 to 16%
of children, and it usually starts very young, so you’ll notice things very early on, in toddler hood most of the time. You’ll start to notice that
they’re developing differently, if you have other kids around, that they respond to the
stimulation differently, that they’ll respond
to sounds differently, they’ll start crying, when maybe you don’t
even really hear anything in the environment, and it’s just because
their hearing might be more sensitive than ours, so tell us some of the other
ways in which this plays out for Bodie? – Public restrooms are a huge challenge, and when he was little, you know, he’d immediately cover his ears, and now that he’s talking, he’d be like “Mama is it gonna be loud?” He’s rude about the hand dryer, how loud it’s gonna be, and he’s rude about even the flush, is it gonna be loud? It just induces this anxiety when he goes to places like that. – [Dr. Judy Ho] Yeah. The airport is the other one, we haven’t really traveled a whole lot, because we’re just really
worried about that experience, and we did a flight simulation. There’s places that offer these things, and it was really amazing, cause you don’t realize just
how much is going sensory-wise, and it was like, the sounds, the temperature, all the noises, all the people that are like, touching, scooting you around, and then the amount of waiting, and we did that, and he was like excited, but so nervous and frantic, like I had to hold him
almost the entire time. We did a flight simulation twice, and we actually went on a
short airplane ride this year, and he did so well. He did so well. – You’re a really, really good parent. (audience applauds) – It was very exciting. It was a 30 minute flight,
so it was definitely short. – But it’s amazing. – Interestingly, to your point Diana, there are even airports now
that have rooms like this. For example, Pittsburgh International
Airport has a sensory room like this that actually has a mock-up of what an airline cabin is really like, and it’s catering, and kind of helping people, facilitate if they do have
these sensory processing disorders, but I’m actually curious about Bodie, and what treatments
other than the simulator, what else have you tried for him, from a therapy standpoint? – You know, we’ve done like, the traditional therapies, the speech and language
therapy and behavior therapy, but we, in our research, we really found out about a sensory gym. It’s like a gym that has
occupational therapy equipment that really provides
sensory input for kids, like trampolines, swings, slides, which seem like a regular playground, but they really need that extra input, – Yeah. – And it was amazing, cause the first time we started talking, he actually started singing
Five Little Monkeys, while he was jumping on a trampoline, and we went from silence, this kid was not even saying mama, and it was just, we realized, and then my husband would like
do physical things with him, throw him up in the air, we’d get like, these great emotional reactions, he’s smiling, his eye contact increased, and the big one being talking, so I feel like that occupational therapy, the sensory gym, that’s been what’s been helping us like, get through all of this. (audience applauds) – [Dr.Travis Stork] And, Diana,
we know that there are many different therapies, and treatments, and things that can really help him live his best possible life. We actually reached out
to One with the Water, and they’re hooking Bodie
up with swimming lessons to help him become – Oh my gosh. – water confident, and safe. (audience applauds) – Also, equine therapy with Special Spirit is offering four riding
therapy lessons for both of your children. – Oh my God. (audience applauds) – Thank you, thank you. – Thank you for sharing your story. – [Dr. Judy Ho] We really
appreciate it. Yeah. – Thank you so much. – [Dr. Judy Ho] And we
wish you guys all the best.

4 thoughts on “Is Endless Scrolling on Social Media Harming Kids Health?”

  1. Absolutely the noise of the gambling games creates addiction. So even with regular games I turn the volume off. That way I can not train my brain to need to do it. Why do they put jingles to commercials? Because it creates a addictive response to buy and acknowledge a product. These social media apps are geared to keep searching. And to hope for response from others. Simply do not use your apps except for very small set structured times. Then find other wholesome things to partake in. Like nature. People spend less and less time outdoors and they fail to develop appreciation for the gifts of life.

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