I’ve been doing this work here locally in the Cortland community, and also teaching this work for over a decade in fact.

What we do in this work – helping kids and adults with behavioral learning, socialization and developmental challenges – is we look to see clinical indicators of inefficiencies in the way they may be using their brain, and in the way they may be processing learning and connecting with their world.

The way we do that is we have to ask two really big questions.

  1. How is this child processing their world? (What tools are they primarily using? What are their big challenges? What are they doing? What do they do? How do they process?)
  2. Are there clinical indicators that this individual may be pushed more towards that fight or flight – that survival mode – or that they may be having too many stressors causing their brain and body to be in this sympathetic dominant?

Being in that fight or flight or survival mode ih is not going to be conducive to efficient growth and development, which could be leading to some challenges for them.

The way we really ask and answer those two questions is, we go through a pretty comprehensive exam and consultation process. Before we do that, if you have questions or you want to know if we can help, let’s just jump on a complimentary counsel with one of our FOCUS™ coaches so we can see if we’re the best fit or if we need to get you somewhere else.

We are here to help as many families as we can to find hope and understanding and why their children might be having the challenges they’re having and what we can do to specifically help.  I’m Dr. Amy Spoelstra, and I’m here for you and your family.