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
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!
A multi-therapy approach that improves behaviour,
Mood, Focus & learning by addressing
the rOOT cAUSE.
As an Educational Therapist and Nutritionist, I Want Every Parent to Know…
The two most effective ways to improve focus, learning, behaviour and mood are also the methods that are the least discussed by schools, psychologists and even doctors.
Transforming learning and behaviour challenges starts with:
1) Nourishing the brain to ensure it has all the building blocks to do its job.
Nutrients make everything from neurotransmitters that keep your child calm, happy and focused, to hormones that help them fall asleep and be more resilient to stress.
2) Brain Organization – Learning therapies go beyond managing a condition because they are corrective.
The reason your child’s brain is not working optimally is because there is disorganization; they have weak connections and likely in the wrong places. Cognitive exercises re-train the brain by improving the way the brain processes and stores information, manages emotions and reacts to stressors.
Food is the Brain’s Building Blocks
→ Without key nutrients your child’s brain can’t develop, process or function optimally.
→ Food either balances or throws off the body’s bio-chemistry AND bio-chemistry either breaks or builds brain health and function.
→ Food influences blood sugar AND blood sugar affects mood and learning.
→ Nutrition either increases or heals inflammation AND most behaviour and learning disorders are rooted in body and brain inflammation.
→ Food provides building blocks for growth & development—without key nutrients your child’s brain cannot develop or function optimally.
The Brain Can Change
The brain can grow new brain cells, new connections and re-organize at any age when stimulated correctly. Learning therapies such as movement and cognitive exercises target specific areas of the brain.
Movement Occurs in the Same Area of the Brain as Learning
Movement therapies have been used for decades in hospitals to help stroke and brain injured patients recover their cognitive processes. These same types of movement therapies are used by occupational therapists and in private schools.
The Full Potential Clinic uses various types of movement therapies such as Brain-Balance, Brain Integration Therapy, Primitive Reflex Integration as well as Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement.
Sound Waves and Frequencies Stimulates the Growth of New Brains Cells and Connections
Sound waves and sound therapy impacts brain activity and increases the growth of networks in the brain. Learning therapies like Integrated Listening Systems uses sound waves to improve the brain’s ability to learn, memorize, process, focus, and manage emotions.
You see, your child doesn’t have a ‘bad’ brain. Just one that needs better nourishment and stronger connections.
Nourishment & Brain Organization are the difference between a child who thrives and one who doesn’t.
The Full Potential Clinic Is Right For Your Child If …
→ Your child is struggling with learning, anger, ADHD, anxiety or autism spectrum and you are looking for REAL solutions that reach beyond the conventional route of medication, IEP’s and tutors.
→ You are at your wits end with morning arguments, battles with siblings, attitude and homework refusal and you are looking for a radically different approach. You want to get to the root of the problem and correct it.
→ Your child is not learning at the same level as their peers and/ or you are constantly getting notes and phone calls home from school about behaviour.
→ There is no diagnosis, but your mama instincts KNOW something is wrong and you’d rather invest your money in addressing the root cause of your child’s behaviour and/or learning challenges.
→ You’re a busy mom who doesn’t have time for constant phone calls from the school, playing ‘tutor’ every evening and you’re tired of the battles every morning and evening with behaviour. You want a straight-forward approach so that your child can become a happier, calmer kid with better focus and learning ability so they can experience the confidence and joy that comes from healthy friendships and school success.
That’s where I come in…
I have extensive training in the two most frequently over-looked sources of reading and learning difficulties: nutrition and learning therapies that change the brain.
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.
'The Full Potential Clinic' is a 6 Month Program that Transforms Behaviour, Focus, Mood & Learning
Module 1 – The Screening
You will learn about how underdevelopment, brain disorganization and bio-chemical imbalances are affecting your child’s daily behaviour, mood as well as their ability to focus and learn.
→ Screening for development of lower level brain development, brain hemisphere imbalance as well as retained primitive reflexes.
This helps to identify how brain disorganized and weak connections may be contributing to your child’s struggles.
→ Once areas of weakness are determined, a plan on how best to improve or correct underdevelopment or weak connections can be created.
→ Intake of health history, current diet, foods they love and hate as well as potential deficiencies and food sensitivities.
→ Screening for auditory processing, phonemic awareness, visual processing as well as eye tacking and teaming abilities.
Module 2 – Food as Fuel for Better Learning
You’ll learn how food can either nourishes or starves your child’s brain and what foods and supplements improve your child’s ability to focus, regulate emotions, learn and sleep. Learn how the health of the gut is the health of the brain and the step-by-step protocol to heal the gut so that you can improve learning ability.
→ Comprehensive nutritional deficiency assessment to identify if your child is lacking nutrients that are critical for emotional regulation, learning, focus, mood and processing.
→ Assessment of organ system imbalances to determine how gut health may be impacting behaviour, learning and mood. Learn how impaired digestion may contribute to nutrient mal-absorption AND how liver congestion can contribute to brain fog, moodiness, inattentiveness and poor concentration – and what to do!
→ Individualized and specific supplement suggestions based on your unique needs (if required) so that you can address deficiencies and heal the gut all of which affects brain function.
→ Coaching on meal planning with PDF of weekly meal planner, favourite snacks and simplified lunches.
→ PDF of ‘Top Brain Foods’ and ‘Main Brain Busters’ so that you better know what foods are triggering poor behaviour, focus and learning and which foods help to create improvements.
→ Step-by-Step Gut Healing & Elimination diet protocol to address food sensitivities that may be triggering moodiness, aggression, poor focus and concentration and impaired learning ability.
→ 1 year subscription to an online meal planner – more recipes than you can imagine (valued at $99)
→ 8 Week Sugar Intervention Detox Program (valued at $87)
→ Better Brains Meal Planner & Cookbook (valued at $27)
→ Your Best Brain & Body Health: A Science-Based & Holistic Approach to Improving Brain Health for Your Whole Family (valued at $35)
Module 3 – Get in the Kitchen
You’ll learn how to meal plan healthy meals and snacks that your brain is always getting fuel and building blocks it need. You will learn how to make time for meal-prep time, time saving strategies and healthy ‘cheats’ as well as how to address social situations from birthdays to restaurants.
→ PDF Meal Planners, Simplified Lunches, Grocery Lists, Main Meals, Top Brain Busting Foods Fridge Reminder, Better Bedtimes Plan, Snack Ideas which we will work on together at one of your coaching sessions so that meal planning and prep is easy and do-able in your busy life!
→ PDF restaurant options & socialization strategies so that you know what foods are safe to eat, how to handle awkward social situations and how to avoid eating brain busting foods.
→ 1 Year subscription to an online meal planner
Module 4 – Cognitive Therapy – Brain Changer
Once your child’s brain is nourished—the fun begins with learning therapy where you can watch you child transform into a happier, calmer more confident kid.
You’ll learn how weak connections in the brain are affecting your child’s mood, ability to focus, manage emotions and behaviour as well as learn – and what can be done to change that.
→ Rental of Integrated Listening Systems Equipment
→ 60 hours of Integrated Listening Systems which focuses on retraining the auditory, sensory-motor and visual systems in the brain. ILs has been proven to help re-organize the way the brain processes and responds to information and how to manage external distractions and stimuli so that you have a whole-brained child.
→ Cognitive and movement exercises to develop weak lower brain levels, improve left and right brain communication and overall brain organization.
→ The Full Potential Clinic uses various movement therapies such as Brain-Balance, Brain Integration Therapy, Primitive Reflex Integration as well as Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement.
Module 5 – Habit Hacker
You’ll learn how lifestyle changes can help you think clearer, remember better and be calmer, happier and more able drama!
→ Lifestyle questionnaire and assessment to better understand what lifestyle habits could be triggering learning challenges.
→ Bedtime PDF so that you know how to get optimal sleep for better brain function.
→ Daily planner and checklist to ensure that morning and evening routines are less stressful so that you can start your morning off on the right foot and have drama-free bedtimes.
→ Sustainability strategies on how to nourish and continue building your children’s brains long after the program has ended.
→ Checklist on how to identify triggers & how to re-route after holidays, weekend get-aways, vacations and ‘falling-off-the-wagon’.
→ Immunity boosting for cold/flu season as well as flares in PANS/PANDAS
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.