Heightened sensitivities and overexcitabilities are
evaluated though parent and child questionnaires,
in-depth interviews, projective techniques, and a
review of creative products. Dr. Newman is trained
to administer and interpret heightened sensitivity
or overexcitability questionnaires. With a Ph.D.
dissertation on heightened sensitivities in gifted
and creative individuals, she is uniquely qualified
to assess these characteristics in children and make
a distinction between psychomotor overexcitability
and hyperactivity, and between sensory
overexcitability and sensory processing issues.