Hi Dr. Pascal, My son is 8 years old and in 3rd grade. He was born with a condition that could have paralyzed him from the waist down, but that was remedied through surgery when he was a day old. He appears to be a 'typical kid', but he does have hypotonia, and has a forward lean when he runs. His Neurologist says he has a neurological difference that mimics ADHD, but is not ADHD. We need to figure out how he learns and approach him differently. He said that around 3rd grade kids like this start to have problems, because that's when they have to start assimilating information academically. He is in year round school and started back a couple of weeks ago. He sobbed on and off for about a week. Not good. I think he may also have allergies. His ears are always red, and he has a slight sniffle that does not seem to go away. When he was in pre-school I had to pull him out b/c there was something environmental in the classroom that made him sneeze and have a constant runny nose. DO YOU TREAT KIDS? That's my question. Sorry for the novel... I am reading a book called "Disconnected Kids" by the founder of the Brain Balance program. I have worked with people with disabilities for about 15 years after having a child with Downs syndrome 19 years ago, and being a 'radical inclusion-ist'--refusing to put her in a developmental day program at 3, and boycotting segregated services. Sara is thriving, working at Marbles Kids Museum, and is a well person who happens to live with Down's syndrome. Just wanted to give you some insight into my philosophy of life... I think you may be on the same page. Thanks, Mary Green-Edmonds
Mary G. asked on Jul 21, 2013
Very sorry for the delay. Please reach out to Health Institute of North Carolina/Dr. David Pascal, D.C. directly to be sure children can be accommodated. They can be reached at (919) 380-8000.
Brette V. from Groupon replied on Jul 23, 2013