Summary: With its five occupational therapists, the gym serves children from 0-21 years old with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit, learning disabilities, and developmental coordination disorder, and regulatory disorder
, genetic disorders
Taubes' alternative hypothesis, founded on his research, was that obesity was a hormonal regulatory disorder
. Like type 2 diabetes, obesity was fundamentally a disorder of insulin signalling, hence the term 'diabesity'.
The alternative hypothesis - that obesity is a hormonal or regulatory disorder
- was dismissed after the second world war as being unworthy of serious attention.
They found that the more types of regulatory disorder suffered by a child, the higher their risk of later having behavioural problems.
Researchers found that infants who experience those difficulties, known as regulatory disorders, could have an increased chance of experiencing conditions such as ADHD.
Operating in parallel to these microsystem influences and developmental behavioral milestones are a series of diagnostic classifications that run from attachment and regulatory disorders during infancy to anti-social personality disorder during adolescence and adulthood (Black, 1999; Frick, 1998; Lahey & Loeber, 1994; Loeber et al, 1992).
We will skip attachment and regulatory disorders, since they will be discussed more fully in the following section on maternal deprivation.
In the discussion that follows, we will divide these into three subcategories: attachment disorders, regulatory disorders, and behavior problems.
In terms of clinical nosologies, sensory integration problems have been included in the Zero to Three (1994) classification of regulatory disorders (Barton & Robins, 2000).
Brout works as a child advocate, spearheading evidenced-based research projects in order to address various aspects of sensory processing/ regulatory disorders