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Using Music to Optimize Your Child’s Brain

Using music to optimize your child’s brain

As parents, we’re all looking for the best therapies for our kids. Whether it’s finding the best doctor to work with, finding ways to improve development of their brain or digging into what small changes might help with regulating emotions and the autonomic nervous system (along with many more.) I started the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit as a way for parents to learn from practitioners all over the world with different modalities that might spark some light for your child.

One modality that is enjoyed by adults and children alike is music. That’s why I brought on Alex Doman who is the founder of Advanced Brain Technologies and The Listening Program. Alex’s family has been working in this field for generations and he is passionate about using music to heal your child’s brain. In this interview that I’m sharing with you from the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit, Alex explains to us the power of sound to shape the brain, to shape emotion, to influence learning and behavior.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Alex Doman!

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Photobiomodulation: The Secret Weapon to Speed Healing and Recovery at a Cellular Level

Photobiomodulation: The Secret Weapon to Speed Healing and Recovery at a Cellular Level

As a parent of a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder, I was often overwhelmed by the options for therapies, tests and protocols that we should consider. It can be unnerving and have us question which path we should take for our child. Part of the process of determining the right path is being educated on these options. Having trusted practitioners to explain these therapies is crucial to our understanding of what to do next.

Photobiomodulation–low level laser therapy is one of the options to consider (and definitely one of my favorites) but it often brings up concerns about safety and questions about how it can truly help with brain function. This is why I reached out to Dr. Brandon Crawford to interview him for the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit. Dr. Crawford is an expert in the field and is able to explain the use of Low Level Lasers in neurodevelopmental disorders and how this might be a good fit for your child too.

I decided I wanted to share this interview from the summit with the My Child Will Thrive Podcast listeners which is why I’ve released the full interview from the summit on the podcast this week, too.

If you’d like to learn more about the summit and sign up for complimentary access to all the interviews, head over to www.mychildwillthrive.com/summit.

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The Power of FUN Sensory Training

The Power of FUN Sensory Training

When we work with our kids, it often feels like just that…work! When I come across an example of how we can get results without all the challenges that so many treatments and therapies entail I want to know more. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a person that developed his own simple and fun neuro rehab training program that can help you and your child with sensory processing, brain speed and other symptoms associated with autism and ADHD. On this episode of the My Child Will Thrive Podcast my guest, Trent McEntire, shares some of his favorite success stories that show you just how simple and effective this rehab program can be leveraging the power of neuroplasticity. The stories were so encouraging and heartwarming – make sure you listen right to the end to hear about them.

If you’re interested in learning more about brain speed and the power of neuroplasticity, I know you’ll enjoy this episode with Trent!

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Simple Neurological Exercises to Create a Balanced Brain

Simple Neurological Exercises to Create a Balanced Brain

Have you ever wondered what neuro rehab looks like or what you can do to help your child from the comfort of your home? Today on the My Child Will Thrive Podcast I’m sharing a special interview from the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit with Dr. Ryan Cedermark, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP-C, DC, DACNB. Dr. Cedermark and I talked about the principles of neuroplasticity, what Functional Disconnection Syndrome is and neurological exercises you can do to create a balanced brain for your child. 

It’s important to understand how you can leverage positive neuroplasticity and Dr. Cedermark takes us through the simple activities that can help parents like you help their child from the comfort of your home.

If you’d like to sign up to hear more interviews just like Dr. Cedermark’s, head on over to www.mychildwillthrive.com/summit.

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How Mindset Can Be Your Child’s Superpower with Todd Herman

Mindset can unlock your heroic self

Join me in a conversation with Todd Herman, as he explains how mindset can be your child's superpower!

 

Todd Herman is an author, performance advisor, and entrepreneur. For 22 years, his training company, Herman Performance Systems, has focused on helping achievers and ambitious people in sports & business achieve wildly outrageous goals while enjoying the process. Todd is originally from Alberta, Canada, where he grew up on a large farm and ranch and developed a healthy dislike of chicken coops.

Todd’s company provides a suite of programs serving Olympic athletes, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders. Todd is also the author of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life, and creator of ‘90 Day Year’, a performance system designed to create remarkable results for business owners, fast. 90 Day Year has won the Stevie Award for ‘Global Leadership & Skill Development Program of the Year'—twice. Todd is also a recipient of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies award. He’s been featured on the Today Show, Sky Business News, Inc Magazine and CBC National News.

Todd lives in New York City with his wife and three young children and is currently the world’s worst ukulele player. (more…)