ADD or is it?
Recent research at the clinic has focused on the possibility that some children that appear to be suffering from attention deficit may in fact have a retained primitive visual reflex.
We all have to continually monitor what is happening in our immediate surroundings just in case there is something creeping up on us. However, at a certain point in our neural development we have to suppress the urge to look at anything that moves within our peripheral visual fields so that we can focus on our chosen subject unless of course it is a real danger to us.
Now imagine what would happen if you place a child in a busy environment such as a classroom if they cannot suppress the built-in reflex to look at each and every movement taking place around them. Might they be thought to be suffering from ADD? Interestingly, the centre that ultimately monitors both visual fields – right & left – is on the right side of the brain where in fact most learning and behavioral issues originate from.