Child Concentration Screening

Does your child struggle to concentrate, focus or control their behaviour? There are a number of things that can be done on a daily basis to help them to cope better.

Using the Health Detective Screening system we test for a variety of things, one of the most important being the communication between the brain and the gut as the gut is known as the second brain.

We also explore a number of factors known to aggravate behaviour:

Is the body reacting to various foods or food groups?  Intolerances can cause a lot of stress to the body and can interfere with the blood brain barrier, responses by the adrenal glands and blood sugar balance.

Has the child reacted to a vaccination or are they currently reacting to electro-magnetic stress?

Are the neuro-transmitters balanced? These are needed to stabilise moods. 

Is the body actually digesting food appropriately?  If not, key nutritional deficiencies can occur. We test for enzymes, amino acids, good bacteria, vitamin, minerals and essential fatty acids (needed for brain health).

Are there pathogens aggravating the gut?  Fungal overgrowth and parasites originate from the gut and have the ability to pass through the blood brain barrier, therefore causing unrest and confusion.

The test is simple to do and involves a small electrical current (undetectable) being passed through a probe against the finger.   For younger children we have a slightly different system although the end result is the same.  Instead of a Probe, ‘plaster’ type Tapes are wrapped around the fingers to gauge electrical resistance at various points.  Another method is to use the finger of a ‘surrogate’ (parent or carer) where the frequency is passed through the child. This has been used successfully on our baby clients.  Please discuss the various methods when making an appointment.

The Consultation with the parent or carer helps us to determine which tests are required as we try to limit the amount of items tested – sitting still for 30 minutes can be a challenge for some children. It is important that the child’s situation is explained upon booking a Screening, in order that we can decide whether to split the appointment into two visits.

The first appointment is with the parent or carer for the consultation process – an in-depth discussion about diet, tendencies, child’s history.

The second appointment is to test the child.

A written report is then emailed to the parent so that the child doesn’t get uncomfortable whilst waiting for the results to be explained. Another way of doing this is to have another parent or carer take the child out of the appointment so that the results can be discussed.

The Screening can be stopped at any time and we work at the child’s pace, taking frequent breaks if that is what is needed. Most parents bring books or games as distractions into the appointment to help keep the child amused.