SHOCKING fact: the incidence childhood neurological disorders affecting learning and social skills (Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, ADD, Tourette’s, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Sensory Integration Disorders, etc.) has risen from 1 in 10,000,  just a few decades ago,bto now 1 in 80-90 children. Why is this? In the 1050’s, no one even knew what Autism or Asperger’s was; but now, everyone KNOWS SOMEONE personally that has been diagnosed with a learning or social disability. Unfortunately, the diagnosis and treatment (usually by MD’s, behavioral specialists, and psychologists) has changed very little over the past 60 years.

What the bleep is happening? My opinion: (1) so called experts are looking at Autism, Asperger’s, etc, as something you are “born with” that cannot be cured or improved – NOT TRUE (2) an out of control pharmaceutical agenda to push drugs on these kids to mask the symptoms – VERY TRUE AND VERY FRIGHTENING (3) the wide held belief that this spectrum of disorders are all separate conditions (Tourrete’s vs. ADHD vs Autism) – NOT TRUE (4) the theory that it is all genetics – CAN’T POSSIBLY BE TRUE.
So what is it then? Cutting edge research shows that when the two hemispheres of the brain don’t develop at the same rate, there is asymmetry between the left and right hemispheres due to disparity of electrical activity. Dr. Robert Melillo calls it Functional Disconnection Syndrome (I highly recommend his book ” Disconnected Kids”). Since there are no lab tests or scans that can identify these conditions, diagnosis and treatment success is largely dependent of the treating doctor’s clinical skills.

The brain CAN change, and at Brown Chiropractic Neurology (Scott Brown DC, DABCN, FACFN) we diagnose and treat learning and social disabilities using brain based therapeutics and nutritional supplements.

Our philosophy is: (1) there are solutions, and weak areas of the brain can be strengthened (2) due to weakness of brain, there is weakness of gut and nutritional needs will need to be addressed (3) pharmaceutical drugs are not a solution (4) don’t encourage these kids to utilize their strengths but get them to work on their weaknesses.

If you have a learning disabled child, we can help!

For more information please contact us at – –  e:mail (303) 986-7600 in Lakewood, CO. Also for more information about chiropractic neurology look at Dr. Ted Carrick’s website –

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor