What Causes Developmental Disorders?

Know What They Have in Common


Childhood Developmental Disorders such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s, and Autism Spectrum Disorders including, OCD, Tourette’s, and PDD, share many common learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. However, we keep in mind that each disorder is complex in nature, involving every system of the body.

Interestingly, while childhood developmental disorders may manifest with a variety of symptoms, the root cause of these dysfunctions is common: a brain imbalance. When the left and right hemispheres of the brain are not electrically balanced or synchronized, a diagnosis of functional disconnection syndrome is used. When a child has a functional disconnection between the right and left hemisphere of the brain, a child will exhibit normal to high functioning skills associated with one hemisphere and dampened to severely limited skills associated with the other hemisphere. Worsening signs and symptoms as the child continues to age appears to be a result of one side of the brain maturing faster than the other does.

Children with developmental disorders display a combination of different symptoms that include sensory, motor, cognitive, academic, emotional, immune challenges, and digestive challenges. Unfortunately, most professionals are still approaching and treating the child as though they have a single condition. Additionally, many times these children are being labeled subjectively (mainly through parental assessments) and are not being neurologically and objectively evaluated.

A thorough neurological evaluation will reveal which hemisphere is underdeveloped and will evaluate neurological pathways for over activity and under activity. Specific tests include, but are not limited to, testing for primitive reflexes, testing of cranial nerve function, cerebellar function, and frontal eye fields, and even routine blood work. Once the objective data is collected, a treatment plan can be tailored to stimulate and promote hemispheric integration or synchronization thus enabling the brain to work as a whole. With no treatment, the weak side gets weaker and the strong side becomes dominant which can result in neglect syndromes. However, with specific hemispheric treatment, the weak side can be encouraged to catch up to the dominant side.

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Autism, ADD, ADHD & Learning Disabilities

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 that has been seen over the years can be explained by the concept of epigenetics. In short, the term “epigenetics” refers to changes that occur 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.

Are there treatments available for Autism, ADD, ADHD? Medications? Behavioral therapy? The answer is YES, there are treatments available, but the treatments are not limited to pharmaceutical drugs or behavior modification.

In general, our treatments for all types of learning disabilities are based solely in 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, to reduce systemic inflammation, and to create a better chemical environment for brain development and function.

The issue America faces now is finding physicians who are 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 who is trained to work with these children. At our office, we work with a number of childhood developmental disorders. In 12 weeks, we can make significant and permanent changes in your child.

In a time where 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 in order to provide the extra care necessary for their child.

Questions 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?

By the time many parents find our office, they have spent literally 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 kind of developmental disorder, please contact our office to speak directly with the doctor!

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.

WHO WE ARE

Ready For A Consultation?

Dr Dane is ready to talk when you are. We’ll need some information from you to get the process started!

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Conditions We Treat

ADD, ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Behavioral Disorders, Blast Injuries, Cerebellar Degeneration, Cerebral Palsy, Concussions, Down's Syndrome, Dystonias, Huntington's Chorea, Learning Disorders, Global Delays, OCD, Seizure/Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Tourettes, Tremors, Stroke, The Aging Brain, Sensory Processing Disorders, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Pain, Dizziness, Balance Problems, Mood Changes, Brain Fog, Memory Loss, Poor Focus, Spasms, Incoordination, Tics, Vision Disturbances and Disorders