ADHD, What's all the hype about?
Has your child been diagnosed with or demonstrate ADHD symptoms?
Impulsivity or lack of focus affects a child's life, whether at home or at school, and can have negative impacts on their academic performance and ability to develop social relationships. Parents and caregivers often worry about affected children when their impulsivity sets them and / or others for trouble.
Help your child reach his/her full potential by making a Naturopathic appointment with Dr. Perri, ND.
How we can help...
At KIH, the Neurodevelopment program is one that is uniquely designed to meet your child’s individual needs using functional medicine and European drainage methods. Starting with the basics (intake, digestion, and sleep), this program will progress, following scientific steps to improve focus, attention, impulsivity and other behavioral traits.
- Organic Urinary Acids Test
- Heavy Metal Toxicity Test
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Candida Assessment
- Food Sensitivity Test
- Blood tests: Celiac testing, vitamins/mineral analysis, thyroid, cholesterol, essential fatty acids and immune markers
- Heavy metal testing
- Hormone levels
(Note: testing may include 1 or a combination of the above tests depending on your childs unique symptom picture)
ADHD Program Treatment Overview
Visit 1- Thorough history and intake are an imperative starting point. Food sensitivity testing will be recommended in order to direct effective dietary modifications. Lifestyle changes may be made, for example, sleep, and other routines may be adjusted. General supplement recommendations will be made to address the concern of highest priority. General drainage protocols will be started as a gentle way to detox the child’s body.
Visit 2 (2-3 weeks later): Physical examination, follow up on food sensitivity testing and further dietary changes will be made, including the elimination of sensitive foods. Referral to our holistic nutritionist, Leora Barak, will be available to parents who need extra guidance and structured meal plans. Additional supplementation or alterations to the initial protocol may be made based on parental report of their child’s symptoms. If necessary, additional testing maybe recommended.
Visit 3 (1 month later): Additional dietary changes and supplementation protocol (based on test results) will be made. Follow up on secondary symptoms such as disturbed sleep, anxiety, lack of focus, school performance, behaviour etc.
Visit 4 and beyond: depends specifically on your child and the changes noted to date. Visits tend to spread out more (every 2-3 months) at this point. Progress is noted closely by parents, childcare workers and Dr. Perri from visit to visit.
Most private health care plans will provide coverage for the services included in this program. Call for more details on pricing.