Solving the complexities of childhood development one brain at a time!
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!
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The World of Reflexes: The rooting reflex and its importance for survival and development [Reflexes]
Listen in as I explain what the rooting reflex is, its importance for survival and development, how earlier reflexes lay the groundwork for it, and the consequences of a retained rooting reflex.
The World of Reflexes: Palmar and ATNR and the connection between the startle reflex and SIDS [Reflexes]
Today I’ll be teaching you about two reflexes – the Palmar reflex and the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR). These reflexes have very important neurological functions during gestation and the first weeks and months of a newborn baby’s life.
Reflexes are a vital piece of development but if they don’t integrate properly, they can cause major problems. Today I’ll be talking about what I call the “enchilada of all reflexes” – the Moro reflex.
Withdraw reflexes are such an essential part of child development. However, if these reflexes don’t properly integrate, they can cause real problems for both children and adults. In this series, I’ll be covering three different types of reflexes.
I want parents to know that there are people like me who really focus on development and help children (and adults!) navigate the path to get things back on track! In this episode I go through the stress-response evaluation in detail, explaining how it works and what it can tell me and I talk about how chronic stress literally changes the brain.
Today’s case study is a seven-year-old girl who first came to my office with ADHD, hypotonia, processing problems, behavioural problems, and some other issues. I also talk about the dedication it takes to help your child long-term and how long it actually takes for a child to go through the program.
I will be sharing the case of a ten-year-old boy who was having problems with frustration and impulse control and who had suspected anxiety and depression. As I take you through this case study, I will also be giving you a deeper look at brain mapping – what I’m looking for and what it actually tells me.
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.
At just ten days old, KG was in a car accident in a remote area. The adults with her were killed on the scene and KG wasn’t found until the next morning. KG sustained serious brain injuries from the accident but it took years to understand the full extent of her injuries.
When I see strep in somebody’s history, I always want to get a strep antibody test and when I ran this child’s numbers, they were through the roof. In this episode, I will talk about how the immune system gets developed and explore the link between strep and neurological disorders.
In light of all of the events of the past two and a half years, it’s not surprising that our children have been impacted in drastic ways. However, if you have noticed delays in your own children, the time to act is now. The longer you wait, the harder it is!
Today I’m going to be sharing another case study with you, this time of an 8-year old boy who struggled with anxiety, a suspected attention deficit disorder, and all kinds of other health issues such as asthma, eczema, and poor balance.