Would you like to know more about why children struggle, where symptoms come from and how their treatment works? If so, email me and book a day at Tinsley House.
Historically we went to bed as it got dark and arose with the sunrise. This would make sense as burning candles or oil lamps would involve some expense but what is perhaps not generally recognised is that we only slept for around four hours and then got up. Scholars may have used this period of wakefulness to produce some of their finest work, while others might visit their neighbours, pray or do a bit of poaching. After an hour or so we would return to our beds and sleep for a few more hours. When the electric light became commonplace in the home and the workplace, our days were no longer governed by available daylight and our sleep patterns change to the straight eight hours of uninterrupted sleep (for most). As if this loss of the natural physiological sleep was not bad enough, we now have the additional problem of hidden light. Pretty well all the phones, tablets and computer screens we are glued to produce light that we are not fully aware of, but our brains are altered by it. As darkness falls we should start to feel tired, liberate melatonin in our brains, start yawning and be ready for bed. Hidden light from screens fools the brain into thinking the sun is still up and the onset of sleep is inhibited. So, ban screens in bedrooms and if you wake in the night don’t worry, it’s what you are meant to do.
Next training date – March 2016
The Tinsley House Clinic will be providing training for teachers and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the learning and behavioural issues of childhood. Lectures will be provided to explain the cause of developmental delay, the underlying neurology and effective treatment. The opportunity to observe in clinic will be provided.
For more information please contact Robin Pauc directly – 00 44 (0)1590 612432
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In a land where this world ends and at least a footstep within the realm of fantasy lived a little boy called Badh Elf.
Bestselling author Robin Pauc (Is That My Child?) takes you to Elfland, where through the medium of fantasy, he looks at the learning and behavioral disorders of childhood. Each story (with a sprinkling of childish humour, brilliant illustrations and some fairy magic) looks at an individual issue and helps both children and parents understand the cause and treatment.
Dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit, tic disorders, obsessions and silliness syndrome all receive the attention of the Good Doctor, of Tiddleton-on-Sea, Elfland. Bullying, obesity and the importance of friendship are also addressed as the lives of Elves, Goblins, Fairies, Boggarts, Bogles and even Trolls unfold in this magical land.
Researchers at the University of Padua, Italy are suggesting that dyslexia should be treated before children learn to read.
Well, I guess you are ahead of me by now and have already asked yourself how can you possibly know that a child is dyslexic if they have not learnt to read yet? The answer is that they did a long-term study and monitored a group of children for three years from kindergarten onwards. What they found was that children with visual inattention were more likely to go on and develop dyslexia.
This is no surprise to us as we examine all children for visual fixation, convergence and smooth visual tracking and if there is a problem we fix it before the situation gets worse and dyslexia comes to the fore. What so often appears as visual inattention is in fact a retained defensive visual reflex designed to make the child look at anything that moves in the peripheral visual fields. It should be replaced by the adult more discriminative form at around five years of age but if retained makes visual fixation impossible. Similarly, the inability to bring both eyes in towards the nose evenly and accurately means that not only are both eyes not looking at the same precise target but that smooth tracking and thereby reading fluency is severely impaired.
So treating dyslexia before it has a chance to impact upon a child’s life makes a great deal of sense.
Robin will be visiting Cobh, Cork in May.
For those parents that have worries about their child’s diet – are they getting the right nutrients at the right time – or have real concerns about childhood obesity, this new Skype based service should prove to be a valuable resource. Advice will also be given on supplementation.
With ever increasing evidence from both researchers and educators establishing a firm link between diet and mental performance, more and more parents are becoming concerned about their children’s diet. Childhood obesity is now a very serious issue in the UK as children consume heavily advertised junk food and take less and less exercise.
The Dietary Advice Service provides the opportunity to discuss your concerns one-to-one with Robin Pauc and to be provided with dietary guidelines tailored to your individual child’s needs. Supplementation based on the latest research will also be suggested at age appropriate dosages.
Help your child to function better, focus longer and reach their ideal weight.
A 30 min personal consultation is £70-00. A Paypal facility is available online.
To book an appointment contact Robin directly by email – email@example.com
With all the presents opened and the last of the turkey consumed, there could not be a better time to resolve to get the children back into the old routine in preparation for the return to school.
For those children already following the Tinsley House regime it is essential to get back on track and make sure the diet is spot on. Remember that both the physical exercises and computer generated treatment programs MUST be carried out on a daily basis and that all children need to burn off excess energy in the fresh air.
For those parents having any nagging doubts about their child’s diet or real concerns about childhood obesity a new Dietary Advice Service is now available online. It could not be easier to schedule an appointment at a time when you are free to chat and raise any concerns with Robin Pauc in a one-to-one Skype consultation. Following a review of your child’s current diet, dietary advice and if necessary suggestions concerning supplementation will be provided.
To book your appointment simply email Robin – Rpauc@aol.com
Convergence insufficiency the inability to bring the eyes in towards the nose accurately is so common and yet unrecognized by many professionals and teachers.
Read of one teacher and mothers breakthrough when she discovered that her son had this condition and that it could be treated successfully.