How can we assess children for early signs of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, Hyperactivity, ADHD?

on Thursday, 21 January 2016. Posted in N21 Experts




A link has been shown to exist between children with learning difficulties and the maturity of their neurology. This means that when the primitive reflexes that we are born with, do not disappear as they are supposed to, or the process of them disappearing is delayed, the children are thought to have signs of learning difficulties.


If we can spot these difficulties at early stages of their schooling, perhaps something can be done to help the children that are maturing their nervous system slowly, with non-invasive brain and nervous system exercises to help their systems mature, thus avoiding or reducing their learning difficulties.


This is why I have chosen to do a Masters study in assessing children's neurology at a young age of 7-8 years. Then the results of their neurological reflexes will be compared with their school assessment results from key stage one assessments.


I am a Local Doctor of Chiropractic, working in private practice, here in Winchmore Hill. This study will form part of my Masters degree in Chiropractic Paediatrics. The children do not need to have any learning difficulties to take part in this study, this study is of general population of this age group of children.


The assessment is a 20 minute assessment of each individual child (carried out at our practice in Winchmore Hill, by appointment). This will consist of some balance and coordination tests (10 mins) and then I will ask them to do a drawing (10 mins). Each child will need to attend the appointment with a parent or guardian.


The results of each child will be kept confidential, and the collective results of the study will be emailed to each parent on request. Each parent will also have a chance to get their child's result, before the data becomes anonymised.


As a Thank you for taking part in the study, I will also offer a Gift Voucher for Chiropractic Consultation to each parent (value of £53.00), which can be used by any member of the family or friends. For more information regarding our Clinic, Chiropractic and to find out why people come to a Chiropractor, visit


I am urging parents of 7 – 8 year olds to allow their children to be a part of this study and bring your child for their FREE neurology assessment at Enfield Chiropractic Clinic (20mins).


To book your child in for this Masters Study assessment, please call 020 8360 0204. All attempts will be made to offer you appointment at your convenience, after schools or weekends. Please bring your child's key stage one assessment results to the appointment.


If you have any questions about this study, before you agree for your child to take part in the study, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Hemi Patel (Doctor of Chiropractic) on 020 8360 0204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please note all children's assessment appointments will need to be carried out at the clinic, latest by Sunday 14th February 2016.


Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Hemi Patel would like to talk to parents of children aged 7-8, to participate in her Masters study

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.