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Is That My Child?: A Parents Guide to Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, OCD and Tourette's Syndrome of Childhood Paperback – 6 Apr 2006

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books; First Edition edition (6 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753510642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753510643
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although primarily written for the parents of children with learning/behavioural difficulties and educators, this book is a must for every parent and would-be parent. Why? Because it brings together a host of research to form a theory that is truly ground-breaking. This book will change your child’s life. Is That My Child? explains why every human baby is born prematurely by months, how four months after birth a second-wave of brain cells develop and how if these cells under-function, learning and behavioural difficulties will result. This book also states boldly that dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, OCD and Tourette’s of childhood simply do not exist. That is, they do not exist in isolation as they are only symptoms of this underlying problem and are not conditions in their own right. The good news for every concerned parent is that the discovery of bpoptosis – the name I have given to the development and maturation of the second-wave of brain cells – means!
we now know what causes the symptoms and therefore can effectively treat any developmental delay.

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At least one child in five experiences some form of learning difficulty, but: learning difficulties as we understand them do not exist; they are not diseases just symptoms; these symptoms never appear alone; and they are treatable and avoidable. Dr Robin Pauc, an expert in child neurology, approaches learning difficulties, including Dyslexia, ADD, OCD, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s syndrome of childhood, from a truly ground-breaking perspective. All human babies are born prematurely and develop special new brain cells four months after birth. Every human’s development in the womb and particularly in these early stages of life can, therefore, be affected by developmental delay, which can blight childhood and marginalize a child at school. Since our brains continue to grow, however, the symptoms can also be treated. Is That My Child? explains the background to human developmental delay and contains: advice on how to get the best assessment for your child and an explanation of what the examination must include; the effects – good and bad – of certain foods on the brain; exercises and computer programs that you can use to expand your child’s neural function; and case histories of children on whom this plan has worked. In the single biggest breakthrough in the history of learning difficulties, Is That My Child? explains the cause of Developmental Delay Syndromes, uses simple, easy-to-follow tips to show you how to greatly reduce the risk of your child suffering, and gives advice on what can be done to treat those children that do.

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We paid outrageous sums to private school to get our son the LSU that

this school provided but at the end of his first year there our son

was 36th out of 36 in his class.

We endeavoured - but the one change we did make was going to Robin

Pauc and following the exercises and the diet (to a lesser degree)

that he prescribed. That was THE change. Everything else was

constant. At the end of the next year our son was 10th out of 33 in

the class.

This works - these people reviewing it as quackery would do

better trying it.
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I took this book out of the library some 3 years ago, to eliminate the kind of Learning Difficulties Robin was writing about. Unfortunately/luckily, I was unable to do that, as my son who was 6 at the time, fit the descriptions in the book in so many different ways (he was put on the SEN register in Reception). The upshot being we went to see Robin, he is a warm, charming, caring man who was very kind to my son whilst he assessed him and throughout the various treatments we have had over the last three years. Robin said he had Dyspraxia, Secondary Dyslexia (convergence difficulties) and ADD.

I rate Robins methods very highly, but I would recommend children have a hearing test (qualified audiologist)and an eye test (by a qualified opthalmologist) who can double check convergence plus short/long sightedness as well.- Thats what the specialist SEN teachers recommend.

We follow Robin's diet together with Patrick Holford's recommendations and my little boy is very much improved.

We recently however, saw an NHS Peadiatrician after about 6 months of waiting and she told us she did not believe childrens behaviour was effected by their diet or nutrition. She did go on to say 2 of her own children were currently on medication for ADHD.

This is all about choice, yes it costs money, but for me I can safely say Robin was our 'Life Saver' and I thank him for that.

Remember however, Robin should help with children 'already diagnosed with' SEN by an Ed Pych (as his diagnosis is not recognised by LEA's) - yeah right where's that budget then in regular schools? The most I got from the Peadiatrician (lovely lady that she was) above, was a recommendation for a private Ed Pych at Aston Univercity - so much for free education and health care then huh?
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I bought the book in summer 2006 after having looked at a number of avenues. My child was borderline ADHD so the NHS said. I read the book and started implementing the strategies that Dr Pauc recommended. We noticed a slight change. I then contacted Tinsley House Clinic and arranged for an assessment. Cut a long story short we are now 4 months into the programme and I cannot believe the child in front of my eyes. He\is calm relaxed, communicating as a 10 year old should, energetic and no longer fighting against us. I was a sceptic before, but my goodness what results expert support, guidance and determination can do. Good luck to all those out there who are faced with ADD and ADHD.
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By kermit 333 VINE VOICE on 4 Jun. 2006
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Having had sixteen years experience of special needs (two daughters with dyspraxia and a granddaughter with dyslexia) I was interested to see a brand new book on these syndromes. What a load of rubbish! What's more it leads parents to believe these syndromes are curable - they are not. Pauc is dangerous because there is a grain of truth in his crackpot theory....it does seem that the cause is neurological but that being so how do you heal a brain?! NOT by diet and peculiar exercises thats for sure! I'm afraid that I got tired of him advertising his methods and his clinic at every second sentence; his insistence that these syndromes don't exist ( we're going back to the dark ages here when schools didnt "believe" in dyslexia/dyspraxia)and when I turned to further reading at the back of the book it manged not to mention the dyspraxia foundation or any of the excellent organisations which genuinely help parents whose children suffer with those conditions. One of the first principles in introducing a new theory is to cite studies with statistics etc... all Pauc does is give twee case histories of children with these conditions that have been miraculously "cured" after a couple of months on his regime; I don't think so! Please don't waste your money on this book!
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A friend recommended this book and after reading it I got in touch with one of the chiropractic neurologists that work with Robin Pauc. We took our son to see him and although not cheap has been worth every penny. Within 2-3 weeks the changes we could see in our son were quite amazing. He also noticed things he could do that he'd never been able to do before like catch a ball, kick a football and fasten his own buttons - he's 7. We can all sit down to dinner now without him getting up and down 20 times and the terrible mess he got himself into when eating vanished. All small things I know but 3 months on we have a calmer much much happier, more confident child and a better family life. School has improved as well and his teachers have noticed a change. Don't get me wrong we still have moments but things keep improving so we're sticking with it. It's a big commitment to do the things Robin Pauc suggests in his book but when you see the results it's most definitely worth it. If you want to give labels (which Robin Pauc doesn't) my son has/had eating and dressing dyspraxia, ADHD, mild OCD and a convergence in his eye.
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