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Dr. Joseph M. Childs Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. Asperger’s Syndrome PROGRAM. Corrective Chiropractic Neurology and Functional Nutrition Center. Providers of Exceptional Care. Joseph Childs, DC, DACNB Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist Doctor of Chiropractic

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Dr. Joseph M. Childs Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist


Asperger’s Syndrome PROGRAM


Corrective Chiropractic Neurology and Functional Nutrition Center

Providers of Exceptional Care

Joseph Childs, DC, DACNB

  • Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist

  • Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Fellowship Trained in Functional Neurology

  • Fellowship Trained in Childhood Neuro-development Disorders

  • Trained in Functional Nutrition and Blood Chemistry

  • Trained in Spinal Decompression & Biomechanics

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Trained in Chiropractic Pediatrics

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Asperger’s Syndrome

Similar to Autism but with excellent verbal skills. Often referred to as “little Professor Syndrome” because of high Intellgence and an obsessive fixation on specific topics of knowledge


  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • No clinically significant delay in cognitive development or language development

  • Problems with communication, repetitive behaviors, social skills and interaction


What Makes Us Different From Every Other Doctor Your Child has Seen?


We Treat Your Child’s Asperger’s Syndrome

Metabolically and Neurologically


Getting To The ROOT Cause

We Leave No Stone Unturned To Discover The Reason Your Child Is Experiencing…

Asperger’s Syndrome!


  • In the last ten years, the number of children in special education classes in the United States jumped 46.9 percent.

  • The methods that doctors, psychologists and behavior specialist use to diagnose and treat theses conditions have not changed in fifty years.

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Einstein once said the definition of insanityis doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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Functional vs. Traditional Diagnosis

  • Functional

    • Looks at areas of the child’s brain and nervous system responsible for different functions. Therefore…

      • Right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

      • Right orbitofrontal cortex

      • Left dentate nucleus of cerebellum


THE FUNCTIONAL DISCONNECTION SYNDROME

A Functional Disconnection to Syndrome, meaning areas in the brain, especially the two hemispheres of the brain, are not electrically balanced or synchronized.

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THE FUNCTIONAL DISCONNECTION SYNDROME

These disorders (ADHD, Asperger's etc.) may manifest with different symptoms but they are really one of the same problem: a brain imbalance.

Usually a RIGHT Brain Delay

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  • Functional Disconnection Syndrome

  • Right Brain Deficiencies

  • ADD

  • ADHD

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Autism

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • OCD

  • PDD-NOS

  • Left Brain Deficiencies

  • Dyslexia

  • Learning Disabilities


Right Hemisphere

The “brake” pedal

Withdrawal responses: stop movement, stop thought

Controls gross motor: posture, big movements

Likes Low Frequency Stimulation

The “Where” part of the brain

Social learning: how to apply knowledge

Non-linear, “creative”

Non-verbal communication: face, eyes, body

Stimulated by novel, new stimuli

Reading, math comprehension

The “sad” brain

Left Hemisphere

The “gas” pedal

Approach responses: initiates movement, initiates thought

Controls fine motor: small movements

Likes High Frequency Stimulation

The “What” part of the brain

Memorization of facts

Linear

Verbal fluency

Likes routines, sameness

The “happy” brain.


THE FUNCTIONAL DISCONNECTION SYNDROME

Embodiment

  • Children with FDS don't physically feel or think the same as other children.

  • They feel disconnected from their bodies and their senses.

  • They feel disconnected socially and emotionally.

  • They show unusual or disturbing behavior, ranging from impulsive actions and emotional outbursts to an inability to focus.

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WHEN THE BRAIN IS OUT OF BALANCE

  • Likes TV, Video games

  • Likes things the same, routine, rituals

  • Sensory problems

  • Perseveration

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WHEN THE BRAIN IS OUT OF BALANCE

1. Poor Body Awareness (Propriception)

n: often referred to as the sixth sense, is the ability to use muscle control and balance to resist gravity. It is also the greatest sensory stimulus for brain growth because, unlike all other sensory stimulation, it occurs 24/7.

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WHEN THE BRAIN IS OUT OF BALANCE

2. Poor Gross and Fine Motor Skills

3. Persistence of Primitive Motor Reflexes

4. Left-Handed, Right-Footed

5. Poor Eye Coordination

6. Poor Social Skills

a. Verbal communication cannot happen unless nonverbal communication is learned first

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WHEN THE BRAIN IS OUT OF BALANCE

7.Abnormal Emotional Reactions

8. Sensory Processing Symptoms - vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste

a. A fussy eater has an under sensitive sense of taste and smell. Some children cover their ears because they can't stand a noise that sounds normal to everybody else. Some don't like to be hugged, even by their parent.

9. Rapid Heartbeat and Immature Digestion

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Asperger’s is a Neuro-Develpmental Disorder

Your Childs brain requires 2 things in order to function & Develop properly:

● Fuel

  • -Glucose

  • -Oxygen

● Activation

  • -Proper stimulation

  • -Brain-based rehabilitation


So again…

We Treat

Asperger’s Syndrome

Metabolically and Neurologically


  • Metabolic Care

  • Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)

  • Lipid Panel

  • CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto-differential)

  • Thyroid Panel (thyroid anti-bodies: TPO-Ab and TBG)


Have you been told your lab tests are all “Normal”?

  • Lab ranges are inaccurate

  • Bell curves are used

    Functional lab values are more sensitive to reveal problems


  • Metabolic Care

  • Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):

  • We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!


    • Sensitivity Testing

    • IGG, Stool

    • The BIG 5

    • Gluten, Casein, Egg, Soy, Yeast

    • MUST RUN THE TEST!


    Intestinal Permeability Test

    LEAKY GUT SYNDROME

    A) Normal absorption = healthy gut

    • B) Poor gut barrier : Common problem in celiac disease, autoimmune processes, food sensitivities, CHRONIC PAIN

    • C) Malabsorption =poor gut health


    Food Sensitivities such as gluten and casein may cause;

    Irritability and occasional meltdowns

    Inability to focus or concentrate

    Impulsive actions

    Aggressive behavior

    Fatigue

    Bedwetting

    Sleep disturbances

    Learning disabilities

    Lack of attention, lack of focus and hyperactivity

    Poor Digestion

    Cognitive Symptoms - ice. Executive Functions

    Compromised Immune System

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    • The Immune Panelsgive us an in depth picture as to what is exactly happening with your immune system. If your child is dealing with an underlying auto-immune disorder, it obviously trumps everything and it must be the first thing to be addressed.


    • Immune Panels:

    • A: T and B Lymphocyte & NKC

    • B: Cytokine Panels—

    • IL-2, TNF-alpha

    • IL-4 and IL-10

    • C: Natural Killer Cell Activity


    • There are 2 parts to the Immune System:

    • TH-1 = T cell Cytokines

    • IL- 2 and TNF-alpha

    • TH-2= B Cells

    • IL-4 and IL-10


    Do you have a

    Active Antigen

    or Immune Dysregulation?

    Active antigens are:

    parasites, bacteria, virus, mold, yeast, fungi, protozoan, foods, chemicals, and heavy metals.


    • The best indicator for an active antigen

    • “Helper/Suppresor” ratio on the T & B cell panel. (also called “CD4:CD8” ratio).

    • If above 2.5the more likely it is that you’re dealing with an Active Antigen.

    • If the ratio is below 2.0then you are most likely dealing with Immune dysregulation


    DNA Stool Ecology Profiles

    • Determines gut composition by DNA Testing

    • Test shows presence of :

    • Good Bacteria

    • Pathogenic Bacteria

    • Parasitic Load

    • Yeast Load

    • Allows for proper treatment based on identification of DNA.


    PANDAS

    Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections

    Infection that leads to antibodies attacking Basal Ganglia due to molecular mimicry

    Chewed up Basal Ganglia leads to OCD and tic disorders…Tourette’s Syndrome

    Must eliminate pathogen, assess immune panels, and dampen immune responses nutritionally


    We Can Also Test For….

    H. Pylori: We can run a test for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to the gut function..

    Inflammation:We need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C-Reactive Protein. Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes. Just about every fibromyalgia patient that I have treated suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.


    NEUROTRANSMITTERS:

    We screen for decreased brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function. Decreased neurotransmitters can part of Neuro-Develpmental Disorders


    GLUTATHIONE: We use glutathione in our treatment of ALL chronic conditions (along with other nutritional protocols). Glutathione is the “mother-load” of anti-oxidants. Glutathione cannot be taken orally in pill form as the body will not absorb it. We have seen miraculous changes in our patient population as a result of our specific glutathione protocols.


    Has Your Child had All Of These Tests Performed by other Doctors? Why Not?


    Neurological Treatments Based on Specific Neurological Testing:


    It has been studied that people with Asperger’s Syndrome have significantly less grey matter in the Fronto-Striatal and Cerebellar regions than controls and differences in white matter.


    Brain Function Assessment


    Neurological Treatment

    Goal: Create Neuroplasticity

    #1: Cerebellum Rehabilitation

    #2: Vestibular Stimulation

    #3: Balance Training

    #4:Hemifield visual Stimulation

    #5 Auditory Low Frequency Stimuli

    #6 Olfactory Stimulation

    #7 Gross Motor Exercises

    #8 Interactive Metronome

    #9 Taylor Visa-Graph


    “BRAIN BASED”Treatment Examples

    • Gross motor: postural muscle exercises

      • “Cross Crawl”

      • Neck raises, chest raises

      • Balance exercises

    • Unilateral Chiropractic Adjustments to the left side.

    • Interactive Metronome

      • Focus, concentration


    INTERACTIVE METRONOME

    • A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 9 to 12 year old boys diagnosed with ADHD found those undergoing IM treatment showed statistically significant improvements over both control groups in:

      • Attention and Concentration

      • Motor Control and Coordination

      • Language Processing

      • Reading Fluency

      • Control of Aggression/Impulsivity

    • This study was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), March 2001.


    Hemistim Visual Stimulation Program

    • Visual “Hemistim” program

      • High/Low frequency discrimination and stimulation


    Effects of other therapies

    Right

    Left

    Right

    Left

    Treatment

    Brain Output Before

    Brain Output After


    Neurological Treatment

    METABOLIC CAPACITY?

    HEMISPHERIC BASED?


    • Neurological Treatment

    • Office Sessions 2-3 visits per week for the first 90 days. Then Re-Evaluation

    • Home Therapies are a must

    • Parents must work with their children at home


    I work with other providers such as child psychologists, speech therapists and school staff.


    • RESULTS?

    • The program is extremely successful, in part because of the unique “Brain Based” Neurologic & Metabolic Approach but also because of who is accepted for care


    Questions

    #1: How has your child’s ADD/ADHD affected relationships, family, finances or other activities?


    Questions

    #2: Are you worried that your child’s ADHD will never resolve


    Questions

    #3: Are you concerned about the side effects of all the stimulant medications your child is taking?

    #4 Do you want to address to cause of their ADHD rather than masking the symptoms?


    Questions

    #5: Are you worried that your child’s ADHD will affect his ability to get into college, or succeed in the “real world” after they finish school?


    Brain Function Assessment


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