Learning & Behavioral Difficulties
Patient: 5 year old boy
Complaint: Poor concentration, ability to learn and communication skills. Does not normally talk to anyone. Speech not understood as he misses the beginning, middle, or end of words – consequently only understood by Mum. Clumsy. Not toilet trained. Rashes. Adverse of being touched or have diaper changed by anyone except Mum. Hates medical staff and runs.
Quiet baby, never cried except after each vaccination 6wk, 3mth, 9 mth. 2-3 weeks afterwards still upset and crying – therefore no further vaccinations.
At 1 year old surgical repair for cryptorchidism R testes in middle thigh and has been mummies boy since.
Medical Diagnosis: Currently under a speech therapist and being investigated by a behavioral therapist. At the end of treatment he gave me a kiss and cuddle – which stunned his Mum!
NIS Treatment Summary: 2 days after treatment his mother reported that he can hear and respond and was more obedient. Plays with his brothers, which is extremely unusual. And even sat by himself with a book for the first time and is more attentive. Less angry. Now runs without falling over, with improvement in co-ordination. Will now “chit chat” with anyone and interacting. Speech now understood.
A classical case of perceptual deafness. Without cortical integration sensory overload will “rule” and define all actions until corrected. This is like being transferred from a noisy jail cell to the solitude of the countryside.
Submitted by: Liz Logan, Registered Nurse
Auckland, New Zealand
LEARNING & BEHAVIOURAL DIFFICULTIES FROM AN NIS PERSPECTIVE
This area may be considered a flagship complaint for the NIS system. Investigation into neurological disorganisation and this very area was where Dr Phillips’ research first began, and what has made him well known locally in New Zealand. Learning difficulties are expressed by a range of labels: ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome & increasingly – autism.
The key areas are:
- Learning difficulties: reading, writing, spelling and mathematics
- Speech (stuttering)
- Recall: short-term memory
- Co-ordination with sport/physical activities
- Behavioural: anger and frustration
- Emotional: lack of confidence, low self-esteem
Regardless of the combination of symptoms – as far as NIS is concerned they are represented by the one banner of “Neurological disorganization”. Learn more