Carol Ann
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B-246: Central Nervous System Dysfunction with Retardation

Corey was 2-1/2 years old when his parents first noticed developmental differences between Corey and his younger sister. By the age of 3, his normal vocabulary had regressed to "two words". During the next 2 years he was seen by no less than 5 different agencies. Each gave Corey's parents a different diagnosis with no effective treatment.

By the age of 5-1/2, Corey was referred by his special education teacher from the public school to the Kentuckiana Children's Center because he seemed to function higher than a trainable child.

The mother gave the following entry complaints: "Developmentally delayed, uncoordinated, ran on toes, picky eater and bed wetting." She also stated that she was confused because one clinic diagnosed him as Cerebral Palsy, another said no, that he was a trainable Mental Retardate; another said no, that he was "Developmentally Delayed"; another "Neuromuscular Retardation" and finally another said it was "Central Nervous System Dysfunction with Mental Retardation." Kentuckiana’s multi-disciplined team of professionals reported the following:

Chiropractic Analysis revealed a severe upper cervical reversal subluxation of atlas and axis with a reduction of the cervical curve to 15% (N = 42-45), a moderate scoliosis with seven spinal subluxations(N = 4-5) and an 8 mm leg deficiency on the right. Spinal adjustments were recommended.

Psychological Evaluation revealed an Educable Retardation with evidence of a "perplexing array of behavior" such as facial grimaces, throat noises and body jerks characteristic of Tourette Syndrome.

Optometric Evaluation indicated "poor eye movement and tearing with evidence of a perceptual problem." Visual therapy was recommended.

Trace Mineral Analysis revealed a substantial depression of several nutrient minerals. Nutritional therapy was recommended.

Today, following several years of clinic care and special education classes at Kentuckiana, Corey is a happy, healthy youngster who has no admitting symptoms except according to a 1982 PhD psychological report "an underlying evidence to suggest minimal brain or organic dysfunction and based on his overall performance on these instruments, the examiner feels that Corey's present schooling (Kentuckiana) has been of obvious help to him."

Corey's mother said, "It's been just great having Corey at Kentuckiana. I only wish we had gotten him here sooner. Corey loves school, especially field trips. He has a special interest in whales." Should you visit Kentuckiana you will recognize Corey . . . he is the one with the whales tee shirt. Ask him the names of the different types of whales and he will tell you.

— Tracy Barnes, D.C., D.I.I.C.P.


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