A ten-year-old with emotional dysregulation and attention issues [Case Study]

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A ten-year-old with emotional dysregulation and attention issues [Case Study]

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Today we’re continuing with our case study series. If you’re joining me for the first time, my hope for this series is that as you hear about some of the children I have worked their stories will validate what your gut is telling you if you see similarities in your own children and that you will feel empowered to get the support you need to help your child turn things around.

In today’s episode, I’ll take you through the case of a ten-year-old boy who was struggling with emotional dysregulation, lots of meltdowns, and trouble focusing. When it came down to it, I discovered that the two sides of his brain weren’t communicating properly with each other and as we worked to improve that, we saw some big changes. As we explore this case study together, I’ll share some red flags in the patient’s personal and family medical history and what I discovered when I evaluated him and ran various tests. Then, I’ll connect the dots for you and show you how all of those pieces fit together and how I was able to help this child.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Red flags in the patient’s history
  • Physiology of the left and right sides of the brain
  • Whole brain communication and what happens when it’s not working properly
  • The metronome test
  • Patient evaluation and findings

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Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you’re the parent of a developmentally delayed child, you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.


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