James & Patricia
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." Kentuckianas 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
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
Trace Mineral Analysis revealed a substantial
depression of several nutrient minerals. Nutritional therapy was
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
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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