Healing Hearts is a specialty clinic that works with children, adults, and families. We constantly seek the highest level of training and cutting edge therapy to help our clients. People who come to us suffer from issues with trauma, attachment, adoption, out-of-home placement and multiple moves, developmental delays, sensory integration, and prenatal exposure to alcohol and drugs.

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Breakthrough study reveals biological basis for sensory processing disorders in kids

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are as prevalent in children than autism and ADHD, yet SPD has received far less attention because it has not been recognized as a specific disease. Researchers from UC San Francisco have found in a groundbreaking new study, that children affected by SPD have significant differences in the brain. This is the first time that research has been able to show a biological basis for SPD that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Learning Related Vision Problems

Many of our clients display learning-related vision problems. We are finding these problems are impeding their educational, emotional, and relational needs.

What Is Neurofeedback?

What Does A Vision-Related Problem Look Like?" (video)

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New Horizons Vision Therapy Center

Selecting an adoption-themed movie for your family

Movies are a great way to spend family time together as well as offer unique opportunities which can help family members relate to one another's experience. The following article offers some tips when it comes to selecting an adoption themed movie for your family.
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NCFA Releases Adoption Advocate No. 75

The Adoption Advocate is a monthly publication created by the National Council for Adoption to educate on today's most relevant welfare and adoption issues. This month's publication is aimed to educate teachers and school adminstrators of the impact that trauma, abuse, and other risk factors in a child's history that play a role in the child's ability to learn and feel safe in the classroom.
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DBT 4-Day Conference: Practice-Based Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training: Make DBT Work in Your Setting with Your Clients

with Lane Pederson, Psy. D, LP, DBTC

Cost: TBD - Healing Hearts is attempting to make this a low-cost training

This conference will teach DBT from theory to application with up-to-date, accessible teaching and experiential exercises that emphasize evidence-based practice and therapeutic factors rather than rote adherence to a manual.

In four days, therapists of all levels will learn DBT essentials to integrate into their own practice, to confidently practice from a DBT orientation, and to continue their own personal development as a DBT therapist.

Grounding DBT into the contextual model of therapy, author and international speaker Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC, will teach how to customize this empirically supported treatment across settings and populations to make it work for you and your clients.

Healing Hearts brochure for registration will be added to the website by February 5, 2015. Registration must take place through Healing Hearts for the Madison location and obtain the low-cost.

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