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Chiropractic Doctor


Childhood Developmental Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders Certification 301
Physical Exam for the Newborn & Infant

22.0

  • Extrapolate the root cause(s) of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, adolescents and event adults from a neurological perspective.
  • Discuss what a brain imbalance is, how to identify it and most importantly how to rehabilitate it
  • Explain the research pertaining to neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Cite the overwhelming statistics for neurodevelopmental disorders disorders in today’s society. 
  • Outline how environmental stimulus affects the attentional network and how the brain processes the information
  • Summarize the cause and effect of environmental stimulus on children's development.
  • Differentiate how untreated disorders in children can lead to attention disorders, general anxiety disorder, and other health issues in adults
  • Compare the impact the family environment has on children's brain development and ultimately, the impact on adolescent brain health
  • Explain childhood neurodevelopmental disorders from the beginning of the development of the brain
  • Utilize the tools and knowledge in brain development
  • Recognize the brain network and connections and how these are affected in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and overall brain imbalances
  • Identify brain imbalances during examination. 
  • Support the true nutritional component of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and how the food they eat can play a significant role in their signs and symptoms. 
  • Explain the effect of food sensitivities, allergies and environmental stimuli
  • Discuss the family environment and how it may positively or negatively impact a child with learning disorders
  • Outline the gut-brain connection in children from infancy through adolescence and determine what is needed for these systems to correctly develop
  • Introduce appropriate foods and outline what foods to avoid 
  • Recommend nutritional and supplement recommendations to families to increase the success of treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disability
  • Discuss the history of Chiropractic and how it is important in understanding the concept in brain health. 
  • Summarize how Chiropractic with Functional Neurology is used to treat brain imbalances 
  • The course will discuss how the brain controls things like muscle tone and if an asymmetry is seen in muscle tone, how does this relate to the brain itself and most importantly, how can it be addressed.
  • Outline all of the stages of brain development from birth through adulthood and provide normative data for examination reference. 
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of delays in brain development during examination
  • Identify the stages of visual examination for children and discover areas of the brain that maybe impacted
  • Perform a newborn and infant examination for early detection of neurodevelopmental disorders that can be predictive of learning disabilities or behavioral disorders. 
  • Test primitive reflexes in infants and identify when they are to be inhibited. 
  • Use methods to inhibit the reflexes to assist in balancing out the 2 hemisphere's of the brain
  • Test for primitive reflexes in children of all ages and outline the normal findings for milestone ages. 
  • Relate primitive reflexes to specific brain networks and connections and diagnosis a specific location in the brain that might be imbalanced and not functioning properly. 
  • Explain how the brain is essential in re-mediating primitive reflexes and where each primitive reflex is controlled in the brain.
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  • Utilize appropriate techniques in examining infants including testing primitive reflexes, properly interacting and controlling the exam of an infant child. 
  • Discuss what drives behavior in adults and how this relates to brain development of a child and ultimately, the brain health of an adult. 
  • Outline the different types of attachment styles in children and adults and the science behind each of them and how they can be altered/controlled in the brain.

Robert Melillo, DC, DABCN

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$600.00 USD


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