The Full Potential Lab
BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR YOUR CHILD WITH ADHD OR ASD
A Drug-Free, Multi-Therapy Program for Overcoming Difficulties Related to ADHD, Autism Spectrum, And Learning Disabilities
Is your kid "That Kid"?
Struggling with school, behaviour issues, and family life?
Have you tried everything in the book and it feels like all you do is nag and yell or worry?
As a parent of a child who had a neuro-immune condition, I know exactly how terrifying it is to lie awake in bed and worry about your child. I would toss and turn in bed thinking about what else I could do to help her. It often felt like no one really understood the problem or was taking me or my child’s struggles seriously.
So often parents are told their child just needs to try a little harder, be better organized, more focused, not so lazy. And sometimes we’re told that our child is being uncooperative or that it’s our parenting that is the problem. And yes–our children may have arrived at a point where they’ve given up because they have been trying so hard and they still can’t succeed.
The parents I’ve worked with KNOW their child is smart–even if their child doesn’t believe it themselves. It is their child’s struggles with ADHD, executive function or autism spectrum that is preventing them from being able to show their gift. It’s the output that is the problem–not the child.
As a mom you see your child’s genius and their sensitivities. You also see them at their very worst. Sure, they might have meltdowns or misbehave in school or in public–but it’s usually ten times worse at home and some days you’re not sure how much more you can take. You’ve heard suggestions from just about everyone, but no real solutions.
One mom told me, “I feel like a terrible mom. I love my kid but I don’t even want to come home some nights–it’s that bad.” Moms often feel like they are failing as a parent. Dealing with the daily battles and notes home, never mind the heartbreak of having to explain to their children why they aren’t like ‘the other kids’ has left them burnt out and hopeless.
On top of that you know your child is just as fed up as you are. They feel like no one likes them, that they are a burden and that everyone from the teachers to the kids in class are against them. Whether it’s behaviour or autism spectrum that is making basic, daily events a major challenge, they want to be like the other kids–they just don’t know how.
Get The Help You Need
The Full Potential Lab is a drug-free, multi-therapy approach to overcoming difficulties related to ADHD and autism spectrum which is scientifically proven to help your child improve their attention, focus, and social skills.
As the brain and body connection improves and is better organized, your child is better able to process the world around them and they become more confident and engaged with life.
The Full Potential Lab can help your child move from angry and struggling to focused and happy!
Nick was an eight year old boy who struggled with ADHD, autism, tics, explosive behaviour and mild OCD behaviour. He had pale, pasty skin, dark circles under his eyes, white spots on his nails and bumps on the back of his arms–all frequent markers of sensitivities and deficiencies. Nick had a zinc deficiency, a common culprit with picky eating, learning disabilities and ADHD. Within 6 weeks of diet changes, Nick’s tantrums had gone from an 8 to a 2; he was better able to self-regulate and his tutor had remarked on his improved focus. The dark circles were gone, his skin had colour, the fungus on his feet disappeared and his willingness to try new foods had eliminated meal time battles. When we added movement therapy and Integrated Listening Systems, Nick’s coordination and balance improved; he wasn’t falling as much and was doing much better at Karate classes. He was doing so well at school that his teachers reported to his parents that whatever they had changed was working!
Ayden was a bright thirteen year old boy who had poor executive function and working memory. He was able to read but often had no idea what he just read, had difficulty processing information and writing by hand at the same time and his penmanship was illegible. Ayden also had issues with sensory processing–he never wore layers and hated the feeling of tags and seams. We first improved his nutrition and then incorporated movement therapy and Integrated Listening Systems. Ayden’s mother thought him ‘being of few words’ was just part of his personality, but couldn’t believe how much he was now talking. Organization also improved and in no time, Ayden was wearing jeans and even layers, he was able to remember what he just read and his penmanship and ability to process his thoughts while writing had all transformed. Not only did Ayden gain a new found sense of confidence but even his family started to feel better with the diet changes and exercises that they were also doing.
HOW IT WORKS
Whole Body Assessment
Our 60 minute assessment can identify the functioning and development of various brain levels, areas of strength and weakness in the brain and body and how it is impacting your child’s learning and development.
Your Personalized PlanTogether we develop a plan that is individualized and tailored to meet the unique needs of your child. This plan is designed based on the identified areas of need from the assessment, any previous assessment, as well as areas of concern from both parent and child.
Bootcamp Begins!We begin regular weekly in-clinic sessions that include reading therapy, eye-tracking exercises, and re-enforcing weak connections through sensory-motor exercises, along with coaching and nutritional recommendations.
THE FULL POTENTIAL LAB
For Kids with ADHD and Autism Spectrum
INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP YOUR STRUGGLING CHILD REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL!
• 12 In-Clinic Sessions using multiple integrated therapies
– Rental of Integrated Listening Systems equipment for 3 months with one-on-one coaching for the full program
• One-on-one targeted nutritional therapy and gut healing
• Sensory-motor movement therapies to integrate the brain
• At-home exercises for developing the lower brain levels
• Coaching on positive discipline and empowered parenting strategies to eliminate homework battles, and other disagreements.
• Nutritional recommendations and meal planning
– Full support with phone call check ins for sudden concerns and email access
Not sure if this is right for you? Take my Free Online Assessment to determine your child's individual needs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your child does not need a diagnosis to begin the program. The program is designed to help those with any diagnosis or symptoms related to ADHD, autism spectrum, reading or learning delays, speech difficulties, expressive language challenges, sensory processing disorder, emotional regulation, ODD, anxiety and more. The research is irrefutable that the sooner children get the help they need–the better the results. Either way a diagnosis is irrelevant to the brain-body approach especially since many children often don’t meet all the criteria of a diagnosis and still struggle significantly with learning, reading or behaviour. Instead of labelling, the brain-body approach screens for underlying factors that contribute to learning and behaviour struggles such as nutrition, skipped milestones and poor brain organization.
Because this approach is not medical–the program is not covered under insurance policies. However, Registered Holistic Nutritionists are covered under several insurance companies so the portion of the program that involves nutritional consults may be covered. Although there are no guarantees, some parents are able to submit the receipts because they receive funding from the government for a child with an official diagnosis.
The brain-body approach looks beyond the limitations of labels and one-size-fits-all therapies. This program seeks to uncover and correct the root cause of why your child is struggling–and there’s almost always more than one! An individualized approach which integrates various therapies helps parents to achieve real solutions in nurturing their child’s full potential. Once the assessment is complete and imbalances and deficiencies are identified, a customized plan that combines multiple therapies to address your child’s unique needs is developed. This assessment and plan looks at your child as a whole–rather than from a perspective of a label or a diagnosis. The brain-body approach is based on the most recent knowledge and research in educational therapy and functional medicine. Targeted nutrition and learning therapies are the starting point in transforming many of the common childhood disorders that are rising in epidemic proportions among children today.
Many current therapies just look at learning or behaviour difficulties through one angle. By just looking at nutrition, or just looking at sensory-motor development there will likely be results, but they will not be as transformative as an approach that screens from multiple angles. My education and background in both educational and corrective therapies and functional holistic nutrition enables me to see the whole picture and put all of these solutions together into one simple, easy-to-follow program that can have life changing results with as little effort as twenty minutes a day.
Educational therapy is focused on correcting underlying learning or behaviour glitches so that your child can actually overcome limitations and experience real success. Educational therapists are trained in how the brain learns, where and why learning or behaviour challenges originate and how to help promote changes in brain organization, memory, reading, learning ability and overall processing. The problem with many reading and learning programs is that they do not address or resolve the underlying reasons for learning difficulties or behaviour challenges.
Traditional remedial learning and reading programs like tutoring often teach around the problem and create strategies to manage a disorder rather than correcting the source of the problem. Unfortunately, remedial learning may at times cause more damage by re-enforcing ‘faulty’ connections. The answer to improving your child’s abilities is not always ‘more practice’. Certainly practice makes perfect when the right connections are in place. Rigorous, rote learning may not only strengthen the wrong connections but it often leads to mental exhaustion, lack of motivation and even potential failure.
Educational therapists assess and screen where the weaknesses and underlying problems reside so that the correct therapies can be applied to create strong corrections. When the right connections are in place learning takes place more naturally and confidence and motivation soars. Tutoring is focused on extra practice and homework and can help to improve grade levels but tutoring benefits are short-term. Tutors are not trained in therapies that help to improve the way the brain processes, retains and stores information.
Yes. Connections in the brain are made strong throughout the six month program. As long as healthy nutrition, regular movement, and cognitive stimulation that is typically a part of every child’s daily life, is occurring, then the brain will not only maintain healthy connections but will continue to create new ones through ongoing learning and stimulation. When I follow-up with parents long after their child has completed the program, they often tell me their child is continuing to improve academically and socially. When the right connections are in place, the brain can’t help but continue to build and grow!
See What Parents Have To Say
Thanks Lorraine for putting our son on the right track to successful learning and addressing his issues!
Lorraine is so much more than an educational therapist or someone who ‘carries out a therapy’.
Thank you! Luke is proud to read out loud and is willing to read books that have 3-5 sentences per page.