Childhood Developmental Disorders and How We Treat Them

It is estimated that 26% of children have some type of learning disability. This is an alarming number. The sharp increase seen over the years can be explained by the concept of epigenetics. In short, the term “epigenetics” refers to changes in a population that change the genetic expression of individuals. The causes of epigenetic changes are environmental factors. Moreover, epigenetic changes seem to increase in intensity with each generation.

At Carolina Brain Center, we are dedicated to treating childhood developmental disorders through a unique approach utilizing hemispheric treatment. Continue reading to learn more about our approach to ADD, ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities treatment. 

What are Developmental Disorders?

Developmental disorders refer to impairments in a child’s cognitive, physical, language, or behavioral development. It is also possible for developmental disorders to affect a child’s physical abilities as well, such as vision and mental abilities. These conditions, which begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning for a child’s lifetime. 

Generally, there are four main types of developmental disorders: nervous system disorders, sensory-related disorders, metabolic disorders, and degenerative disorders. The most common examples diagnosed today include ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Cerebral Palsy. 

A child’s scribble drawing surrounded by pens and pencils on a table

Learning Disability Treatments for Autism, ADD, and ADHD

If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism, ADD, ADHD, or another learning disability, you likely want to know what treatments are available, such as medications and behavioral therapy. 

Yes, there are treatments available for autism and learning disabilities, but the treatments are not limited to pharmaceutical drugs or behavior modification. While developmental disorders cannot be cured in the traditional sense, specialized physicians can make significant and permanent changes in your child’s brain.

At Carolina Brain Center, we do things differently. In general, our treatments for all types of learning disabilities are based solely on functional neurology, functional biochemistry, and functional nutrition, hence, our overall functional healthcare approach. Treatments are tailored specifically to engage weakened neurological pathways in either the right or left hemisphere of the brain and to work on reducing systemic inflammation to create a better chemical environment for brain development and function.

Holistic Healthcare Services for Developmental Disorders

The issue America faces now is finding physicians trained to diagnose the weakness and to pull together a tailored protocol to make permanent changes in the brain. The good news is that you have found a physician trained to work with these children. At our office in Raleigh, North Carolina, we work with many childhood developmental disorders. In 12 weeks, we can make significant and permanent changes in your child.

In a time when special education services are being cut, parents feel the pinch. A typical family will spend over $10,000 a year on special food and clothing items, various therapies, sitters or caregivers, and lost work. Many families must resort to one income due to one parent having to give up work to provide the extra care necessary for their child.

A sad child in a blue shirt leaning against a benchQuestions to consider:

  1. Is the problem getting better or worse?
  2. What are some of the things your child’s special needs prevent you from enjoying right now?
  3. What does your situation and your child’s situation look like 5 years from now, 15 years from now, and even 30 years from now?
  4. As an adult, will your child be able to live on his/her own? Hold a job? Live assistance free?
  5. If help is available, are you ready for it?

Developmental Disorder Treatment at Carolina Brain Center 

By the time many parents find our office, they have spent tens of thousands of dollars on behavior and pharmaceutical treatments that have not worked! They are frustrated, exhausted, and desperate.

If you or someone you know has a child with any developmental disorder, please contact our office at  (919) 703-0207 to speak directly with the doctor or complete a consultation request online.

Why Carolina Brain Center?

Dr. Dane brings 20 years of experience to the Triangle and has helped many people achieve a healthier brain and body.


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