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Explaining some challenges for Individuals with ASD using the Polyvagal Theory

WHAT IS THE POLYVAGAL THEORY?

The Polyvagal Theory, proposed and developed by Dr Stephen Porges, is a paradigm shift in understanding behaviour and outlines the importance of the body in understanding the mind.

The theory focuses on our developing nervous system and how it impacts us. Most of us are well aware that there are two parts to our nervous system: the

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing during the HSC: Quick tips for teens and parents

Year 12 can be one of the most stressful times for young people, resulting in clinical levels of anxiety and stress, and greatly impacting functioning across all domains of life. A survey of year 12 students by the UNSW School of Education showed that out of 722 students surveyed, 42% reported high-level anxiety symptoms, high enough to be of clinical concern. The main causes of pressure

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