Recently Daniel J. Vance MS, LPC, NCC in his weekly report, www.danieljvance.com, shared the story of New Yorker Patrick Donohue and his 4-year-old daughter, Sarah Jane. who five days after birth was abused physically and mentally. As a result the child (now four) couldn’t walk, stand, talk intelligibly or eat on her own.
Lately, Sarah Jane has been improving because of the care of chiropractic neurologist Dr. Victor Pedro who employs a technique, Cortical Integrative Therapy (CIT®). Donohue met Dr. Pedro at a Harvard conference and reports that: “Within five days of (Dr. Pedro) working with her, she was sleeping through the night for the first time in a year and within a month was off all medication. Within three months, we started seeing changes in her behaviors. All her therapists report cognitive gains. These are monumental shifts.” He added, “(Sarah Jane) now goes to a wonderful school in Manhattan called Standing Tall. She is thriving in the school environment. She can’t speak or walk, but she will. My job as her dad is to change the world for her by advancing new types of treatments and therapies, and raising awareness.” I went on to Dr. Pedro’s link and discovered he specializes in working with learning disabilities including ADHD. http://www.infinitepotentialprogram.com/profiles.php#drpedro
If any of you reading this post have a child or know an adult with these issues and live on the East Coast of the US, near Rhode Island, you might want to read his site. If I lived nearby, I would certainly take the opportunity to explore with him.