a disconnection between the center of the brain that allocates attention and the visual processing regions...
One of the core strengths and objectives of Learning Breakthrough is exactly the type of efficient brain integration (from "center of the brain" to visual processing and other sensory areas as well) that is being demonstrated as relevant and missing in certain ADHD clients. Great food for thought and insight into neural activity weaknesses that point to possible treatment approaches.
The second article comes from professors of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt's Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. It describes a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for the study of Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT). The point is to investigate why, as the article states:
Children with autism have difficulty taking in and integrating sensory information from the outside world, particularly auditory information. The suppression or misinterpretation of auditory information can prevent the development of language.
Both of these are interesting and we look forward to hearing more about their progress.