October is Sensory Awareness Month!
Do you know any family or friends with children struggling with social behaviour, academic or motor learning or physical and/or emotional health issues?
If you do, then you understand how tough it is for the family, but also for the child.
Chiropractic’s cornerstone is nervous system function and regulation. The nervous system plays a huge role in what is happening with these kids. Various precise movement and exercise protocols, chiropractic care and gut rehab can help these children! Long term results of such treatment include better social behaviour, improvement in academic and motor learning, and overall improvement in physical and emotional health and their overall well-being!
The brain is an amazing piece of hardware. When we are born we have primitive reflexes, these reflexes do not require thought and subside as we grow; and learn to crawl and then walk. As higher, more sophisticated centers of the brain begin to mature, these primitive reflexes need to subside in order for proper neurological organization of the brain to develop.
Our brains grow from bottom to top, and from right to left. The bottom of our brain, the cerebellum, is the way-station. Everything we process or co-ordinate from our environment is relayed through here. It then travels to higher functioning sections.
A good example of this is a child with autism. In order to have better reading or math skills, research has seen improvement when motor control exercises are performed.
Our brains are split, a right and left side. They must co-ordinate information back and forth, however, when we are born to two years of age our life is predominately in our right brains. Then around the age of two, we switch to working with our left brain and continue to build nervous system pathways until the age of six to seven.
If there is a deficiency in either side we are not at our optimum.
Some diagnoses associated with right side brain deficiencies include:
- Obsessive Compulsive
- Oppositional Defiance
- Nonverbal learning disorder
- Pervasive developmental disorder
- Developmental coordination disorder
- Conduct disorder
Some diagnoses associated with left side brain deficiencies include:
- Processing disorders
- Central auditory processing disorder
- Learning disability
- Language disorder
- Reading disorder
- or Selective mutism
Let us help these kids. They are our next generation and our community!