This 5 session recorded course is designed to help medical professionals, teachers and caretakers help children reach their full potential by identifying those who could benefit from nutrition intervention. Children can be eating foods that interfere with development or be missing nutrients needed to create neurological connections. Learn how to recognize nutritional issues that may be slowing down progress and discover creative strategies that can support cognition and improve behavior.
Outline / Agenda:
Session 1: An Introduction to the Biochemistry of Learning: Why nutrition intervention helps occupational, physical, speech and other therapies get optimal results. How sensory processing issues impact nutrition status and vice versa.
Session 2: Allergies and Food Sensitivities: How the immune system communicates with the nervous system and can affect development. The difference between allergies and other reactions. Common food irritants and their potential impact.
Session 3: Special Diets: The wild world of elimination and gut-healing diets. How the most popular work. Who might benefit. Pitfalls and problems.
Session 4: The Microbiome: All about the gut ecosystem including how the bacteria inhabitants influence digestion, absorption and mood. Nutritional interventions for reflux and constipation.
Session 5: Targeted Nutrition Therapy for Dyspraxia: An effective protocol for motor planning issues. Fats as structural nutrients for the nervous system. Inflammation and mood disorders. How phospholipids increase cognitive capacity.
Participants will be able to:
• Session 1: See the relationship between nutrition status and clinical outcomes. Understand why atypical neurological development causes eating issues so appropriate clinical steps can be initiated.
• Session 2: Tell the difference between allergies and other food reactions. Recognize common symptoms of food intolerances.
• Session 3: Differentiate between the most popular special diets based on the theories of how they work. Identify potential pitfalls/dangers of elimination diets.
• Session 4: Appreciate the complex interactions between the gut and brain and how the microbiome affects general health and mood. Describe the possible relationship between food intolerance and reflux.
• Session 5: Define the difference between essential and non-essential fats. Understand, generally, how choline supports learning.
Presenter: Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND
Bio: Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND is a licensed clinical nutritionist that specializes in targeted nutrition therapy to address complex medical problems, especially in children. Cure Your Child With Food, her awarding winning book about the surprising ways nutrition impacts common childhood ailments, is published in 8 languages.
Kelly lectures internationally and has been featured on numerous television programs and in periodicals including CNN’s American Morning, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Oprah magazine. She is on the advisory board of the Gateway School of Mumbai, one of the few comprehensive educational programs in India for children with developmental challenges. She teaches at John Hopkins University as an adjunct faculty member.
Maude Le Roux Academy
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Special Needs Accommodation:
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Course Completion Requirement:
To receive your certificate upon completion, which includes Contact Hours, you must complete the course evaluation feedback form.
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