Today we start this new piece of the puzzle and we are excited! I will keep everyone up to date on our progress and what is involved.
So, how does this process differ from others available?
Most importantly, most treatments involve medication and this one does not! Others give on-going exercises to do indefinitely, purely removing emotional stress, or changing the format of how material is presented. BIT actually changes the functioning of the brain: working with the electromagnetic flow of information in the brain and re-wiring this flow internally. This specifically addresses approximately 80 different components involved in learning. But, when I read the following, I was SOLD..."For example, BIT can address the lateral hypothalamic nuclei to ensure correct pupillary dilation. We are changing the brain function from the inside out, not the outside in. This involves making sure that information comes in through the eyes and ears and is directed to the correct location within the brain with the correct timing. When this is established, function is restored."
Part of the treatment may involve ensuring that the right and left sides of the brain are able to process information simultaneously across the corpus callosum that connects them (as many academic functions require both hemispheres to be active at the same time). A typical person with learning difficulties will have very limited communication through their corpus callosum. An individual may therefore have to rely mostly on one hemisphere for all their processing of information. This can create processing delays, failure to create or retrieve memories, frustration, and loss of self-esteem.
What are our expectations for today?
The first session of treatment includes an initial assessment that serves as a benchmark against which to evaluate future change. During this session, they will assess the electro-magnetic activity in the brain using muscle monitoring and acupressure. This technique reveals the specific brain areas that need the most attention. At the end of the assessment they will be able to tell us the probable length of treatment required for Rookie. We are pursuing the 3 day treatment, so this will tell us how much we will be able to complete in the 3 days. Because of his age, his treatment will consist of 1 hour on and 1 hour off of therapy. We are praying it is significant!
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