Day 1

Day 2

Derailed: The Hijacking of our Children’s Neurodevelopment


With the ever increasing rise in neurodevelopmental disorders and childhood illnesses, it is important that the Doctor of Chiropractic working with children have an understanding of the multitude of factors that can be attributed to this epidemic.  In addition, they should be well versed in various stressors that can potentially disrupt optimal neurodevelopment and have concrete tools to help cultivate a preventative approach using the philosophy of a chiropractic lifestyle.  They should also be aware of atypical development patterns in the first year of life that can alter the trajectory of neurodevelopment- potentially leading to physical and/or mental illness later in life.


Course Topics Covered:

  • An overview of brain development and functional regions of the brain and the potential role chiropractic care can play in proper brain development.
  • Brain regions associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and, if affected, how this might be expressed in children.
  • What signs/symptoms the Doctor of Chiropractic should be aware of in a clinical setting.
  • The role maternal stressors play in neurodevelopment and the role chiropractic care can play in minimizing prenatal stress.
  • The neurobiology of disease and the potential physical and mental health consequences that can occur later in life.
  • Fundamental preconception considerations including diet, lifestyle, environment, mindfulness and chiropractic care.
  • Fundamental prenatal considerations including diet, lifestyle, environment, mindfulness and chiropractic care.
  • Fundamental chiropractic considerations to help optimize the health and neurodevelopment of the newborn during the first year of life.
  • Pediatric “Red flags” to consider in the clinical setting.
  • Q & A and clinical cases


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For those of you that missed any or all of the three days of this live webinar and signed up for CE’s, you will need to listen to the portion that you missed and then take the test that corresponds to that particular lecture. Passing is considered 80% on each section. You will also need to sign the “Certification of Attendance & Completion” at the end of the test.


Once completed, you must either fax all documents to: 208-904-2746 or e-mail to: and we will send all necessary documentation to Life-West for processing.


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