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Brain Forest can help superheroes of all ages with symptoms of autism, dyslexia, apraxia, and other developmental disorder

Autism spectrum, dyslexia, apraxia, and other developmental disorders are complex, and there is no ‘one size fits all‘ solution. Rewiring the brain is a step by step process; there are no quick fixes, but steady progress can be made. We believe everyone should take a “WholeBrain” approach by incorporating a nutrition and digestive health program to reduce toxins and help restore neurotransmitter balance, but find it vitally important for our superheroes with developmental challenges. Several members of our Brain Team are certified holistic nutritionists and can help!

Symptoms of Developmental Disorders

Autism Symptoms

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. Common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty engaging in everyday social interactions
  • Failure to respond to their name
  • A reduced interest in people
  • Babbling and language delays
  • Doesn’t imitate the actions of others and prefer to play alone
  • Responds to parents’ displays of anger or affection in atypical ways
  • Inability to interpret gestures and facial expressions
  • Difficulty seeing things from another person’s perspective
  • Crying or having outbursts in inappropriate situations
  • Displays self-injurious behaviors such as head banging, hair pulling or self-biting
  • Facial expressions, movements and gestures may not match what they are saying
  • Repetitive behaviors such as hand-flapping, rocking, arranging and rearranging objects, and repeating sounds
What is a developmental disorder?

Developmental disorders are better called neurodevelopmental disorders. Neurodevelopmental disorders are neurologically based conditions that can interfere with the acquisition, retention, or application of specific skills or sets of information. They may involve dysfunction in attention, memory, perception, language, problem-solving, or social interaction.

These disorders may be mild and easily manageable with behavioral and educational interventions, or they may be more severe and affected children may require more support. Neurodevelopmental disorders include

  • Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning disabilities such as dyslexia and impairments in other academic areas
  • Intellectual disability
Dyslexia Symptoms
  • Complications with reading
  • Difficulty spelling words in writing products
  • Low Confidence or behavioral problems
  • Letter and/or number reversals (transposing)
  • Problems with pronunciation
  • Omitting sounds or letters when reading and writing
  • Complaints of headaches
  • Difficulty reading aloud
  • Confusion of left and right
  • Problems with writing tools like pencils or pens
  • Trouble with sequenced instructions
  • Guessing, skipping or replacing words instead of sounding out
  • Strong oral comprehension and weak reading comprehension
  • Letters on a page appear to move, appear “blurry” or “out of focus”
  • Difficulty with organization and time management
  • Inability to differentiate speech sounds
  • Difficulty repeating phrases or sentences
  • Embarrassed by grades
  • Flash cards and memorization don’t work
  • Reading below grade level or peers

Research indicates neurofeedback reduces symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In a recent study, ASD symptoms improved for 89% of the experimental group, as reported by parents.

Sara H. (daughter age 15)

Since beginning treatment, Sara’s temperament has completely changed. Before, Sara was really struggling in school. Now she is much calmer and is better able to focus. Her grades have even improved! We could not be more pleased with her progress. Thank you Brain Forest!

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