Activity is the motto of wildlife, move faster so that you don’t get eaten, move even faster so that you have a chance to dine. You raise your eyes, the birds fly – they rush after midges, they build nests; lower your eyes, ants scurry under your feet – like the Chinese at a construction site, everything is so interesting, you want to find out everything quickly, participate in everything and, of course, talk about it: “ Ma ! …”, – just captures the spirit, so you want to tell faster. And my mother answered: “Wait! Leave me alone! Once!”
Everything, squeezed, hid, the thought frantically works, as if to attract attention (Parents , Remember : If they don’t listen to the child at home, they will listen to him in the alley! There is, of course, another extreme as hyper -guardianship , but more on that in another topic.) But mother does not hear, holding her hand tightly, her genetic heritage, she, hanging her ears wide in “intellectual” ecstasy, listens to the honored teacher. “Now it’s clear why she is so smart, she has such solid glasses, apparently she has been spending time in the Lenin Library since elementary school, she doesn’t even have time to wash her hair, and she is dressed in the fashion of Lenin’s times, and she apparently regrets not what kind of husband didn’t come out, but only that I didn’t have time to talk with Nadezhda Konstantinovna herself about pedagogy … ”And the teacher, meanwhile, continues:“ Your child is very difficult, he has HYPERACTIVITY! Further, the scenario can be twofold: if this is a commercial teacher, then he will probably say: “Don’t worry, attend our additional classes and we will definitely help you with the help of ultra-modern methods” or if this is a comprehensive school, then the mother runs the risk of hearing practical advice on the application “ fathers ’ urgent transfer” in pedagogy and “what does he need to go to another school!” And in such a situation, the mother needs to show her innate maternal instincts and the skills of hyperactivity, forgotten over the years of upbringing and education, and run as far as possible from such a specialist, not forgetting to drop by the director of this educational institution in order to inform him that their ” Valuable Personnel” distributes diagnoses that a child psychoneurologist should establish with great care, and not as a non-educator. Because hyperactivity, or as this behavioral deviation is also mistakenly called “attention deficit disorder”, cannot be established by a teacher – only by a medical specialist in an accredited medical institution!
A brief note about this diagnosis is as follows: “The term “attention deficit disorder” was isolated in the early 80s from the broader concept of “minimal brain dysfunction”. The history of the study of minimal brain dysfunction is associated with the studies of E. Kahn et al . (1934), although separate studies have been carried out earlier. Observing school-age children with such behavioral disorders as motor disinhibition, distractibility, impulsive behavior, the authors suggested that the cause of these changes is brain damage of unknown etiology, and proposed the term “minimal brain damage”. Subsequently, the concept of “minimal brain damage” included learning disorders (difficulties and specific impairments in learning the skills of writing, reading, counting; impaired perception and speech). Subsequently, the static model of “minimal brain damage” gave way to a more dynamic and more flexible model of “minimal brain dysfunction.” That is, the teacher, with knowledge of the matter on his face, declares that your child, if not a fool, then at least a fool. How do you like it?! Namely, you won’t allow your child to be called a fool, but “hyperactive” is not so offensive, because it’s not clear from science , and besides, they promise to help you without fail. I wonder how they are going to do it? Once again I want to remind you that hyperactivity, with or without attention deficit disorder, is a medical diagnosis that requires qualified medical treatment and such methods are not known to the teacher and should not be available.
Apparently, in this situation, there is a fairly simple motive of the teacher, having heard at some courses or from a friend that an active child is now called hyperactive, she decided to add moral weight to herself, and at the same time, if possible, get an increase in salary from parents concerned about the success of their child.
How dare she hope for pedagogical success? Yes, it’s very simple, everyone knows that a child’s passion for life, like youth, is a passing shortcoming that crashes against the rough realities of adult life. If, at first, the child was interested in absolutely everything, then gradually his interests begin to narrow to practical limits, but do not forget what has been known since the time of Aristotle and proven by modern researchers: “In order for the intellect to function, it must be motivated by force, energy emotions. A person will never solve a problem if the problem does not interest him. The impetus for everything is interest, an affective emotional impulse. Simply put, if the teacher is not able to captivate the student with his subject, the child will doze quietly or communicate violently with a neighbor, in any case, he will not heed his words.
We all come from childhood, but being busy with serious matters, just like the “Business Man” from the story of the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint -Exupery ( Antuan de Saint Exupery :
“The fourth planet belonged to a business man. He was so busy that when the Little Prince appeared, he did not even raise his head.
“Good afternoon,” the little prince said to him. – Your cigarette went out.
Three and two is five. Five and seven are twelve. Twelve and three are fifteen. Good afternoon. Fifteen and seven are twenty-two. Twenty-two and six is twenty-eight. Once a match strike. Twenty-six and five is thirty-one. Phew! The total, therefore, is five hundred and one million six hundred twenty-two thousand seven hundred and thirty-one.
“Five hundred million what?”
– BUT? Are you still here? Five hundred million… I don’t know what… I have so much work to do! I’m a serious person, I’m not up to chatter! Two yes five – seven …
“Five hundred million what?” – repeated the Little Prince: having asked about something, he did not calm down until he received an answer.
The business man raised his head.
“For fifty-four years I have been living on this planet, and in all the time I have been disturbed only three times. For the first time, twenty-two years ago, a cockchafer flew towards me from somewhere. He made a terrible noise, and then I made four mistakes in addition. The second time, eleven years ago, I had an attack of rheumatism. From a sedentary lifestyle. I don’t have time to walk around. I am a serious person. Third time… here it is! So, therefore, five hundred million …
– Millions of what?
The business man realized that he had to answer, otherwise he would not have peace.
“Five hundred million of those little things that are sometimes visible in the air.
– What is it, flies?
– No, they are so small, shiny.
– No. So small, golden, every lazy person looks at them and starts dreaming. And I’m a serious person. I have no time to dream.
– What about the stars?
– Exactly. Stars.
“Five hundred million stars?” What are you doing with them?
– Five hundred one million six hundred twenty-two thousand seven hundred thirty -one . I am a serious person, I love accuracy.
“So what are you doing with all these stars?”
– What do I do?
– I’m not doing anything. I own them.
– Do you own the stars?
“But I have already seen the king, who—”
“Kings own nothing. They only rule. This is a completely different matter.
“And why do you own the stars?”
– To be rich.
– Why be rich?
“To buy more new stars if anyone discovers them.
He talks almost like a drunkard, thought the little prince.
And he kept asking:
How can you own the stars?
– Whose stars? the businessman asked peevishly.
– I do not know. Draws.
– So, mine, because I was the first to think of it.
“Is that enough?”
– Well , of course. If you find a diamond that has no owner, then it is yours. If you find an island that has no owner, it is yours. If any idea comes to your mind first, you take out a patent on it: it is yours. I own the stars, because before me no one thought to take possession of them.
“That’s right,” said the little prince. “And what do you do with them?”
“I manage them,” the businessman replied. – I count them and count them. It is very difficult. But I am a serious person.
However, this was not enough for the Little Prince.
“If I have a silk handkerchief, I can tie it around my neck and take it with me,” he said. – If I have a flower, I can pick it and take it with me. But you can’t take the stars!
No, but I can put them in the bank.
– Like this?
– And so: I write on a piece of paper how many stars I have. Then I put this piece of paper in a drawer and lock it with a key.
– Is that all?
– That’s enough.
“Funny! thought the little prince. And even poetic. But it’s not that serious.”
What is serious and what is not serious, the Little Prince understood in his own way, not at all like adults.
“I have a flower,” he said, “and I water it every morning. I have three volcanoes, I clean them out every week. I clean all three, and the extinct one too. Few things can happen. Both my volcanoes and my flower benefit from the fact that I own them. And the stars are of no use to you …
The business man opened his mouth, but there was no answer, and the Little Prince went on.
“No, grown-ups and, indeed, amazing people,” he said to himself ingenuously, continuing on his way.
So our children, the little princes and princesses of this long-suffering planet, either become like us closed, preoccupied only with their own, especially important problems, always annoyed because they are again disturbed over trifles or (it is not yet known which is worse) choose their own path. and no longer look back at those they left behind…
So is there a way out, you exclaim. Of course have! There is always a better way to live! Many will not agree with me, they say, we studied and learned, the child must be taught to face difficulties, taught to work, because nothing in life is easy. Yes, I agree with you, life is hard, but for whom – for that very “Business Man” that Antoine de Saint Exupir wrote about , and for the Little Prince it’s just a flight, his sadness is like a sunset, when it no longer burns his eyes, but fills the soul with memories of the past day and plans for tomorrow …
So what is my approach and how is it better than before? First of all, it is better not by the recognition of the scientific community and not by the Ministry of Education, but by the fact that it is recognized by children and understandable to them.
How did I succeed and others not so much?!
I am one of those children who had the ability (or punishment?) to attend a music school, and there are still legends about the pedagogical talent of music teachers, it’s a pity they are not as beautiful as about the muses (Muses-“ muses ” – Thinking creatures, goddesses of science, poetry and arts). Each teacher of such an institution is a failed composer or performer, and each fancies himself an imperishable composer of teaching and a talented performer of pedagogy…
So, having experienced for myself all the poetry and pathos of such good intentions and their consequences for the gift of playing music … I could not (becoming a teacher myself) remain an obedient performer of “dusty” commandments and “brilliant” innovative methods, but turned my gaze to the eternal need man – the search for the meaning of his being in this world – philosophy. After all, only a person is puzzled by the existential meaning of his existence, and this is precisely his main difference from the animal. And no matter how a hyperactive child looked like a little monkey, he is, first of all, a Human – filling his life with Meaning.
An active person is called a workaholic, and a mobile child is called a hyperactive one, why such a difference, because both types fill their lives with activity! The difference is not too great, only in how to perceive the word “work” itself.
In the “world of adults”, it is customary to consider work to be what a “business person” was doing (see above), and children – they simply rush around everywhere, do not want to study in order to become “Business People”, in a word – “difficult children “!…
And if you figure out who in this world is more difficult for adults or children ?!
As a child psychologist and educator, I often act as an arbitrator in the conflict of “fathers and children”, but I prefer to take the position of a child’s advocate. In legal proceedings, a lawyer takes on the case of the accused only if the accused pleads guilty, at least in part. In my practice, everything is just the opposite, of course, I delve into the essence of the conflict deeper than any lawyer. The difference is that I try, on the contrary, to rid the child of any feeling of guilt without encouraging unseemly acts, as many have thought now. I am not opposed to reasonable punishment (just not physical punishment, I will talk about this in detail in another chapter). The fact is that my academic education opened my eyes to the fact that:
there is no senseless behavior either in humans or animals!!!
Forget, please, about childish obstinacy and dog cruelty!
Nothing in this world just happens!
Any behavior of an animal, and even more so of a person (even a small one) is dictated by something, directed towards something, i.e. has its reasons and of course purpose. And in order to influence something, you must first find out the cause.
You want a “comfortable child” – your reason is understandable and quite justified by common sense, but the child wants something completely different and it’s not that “they didn’t give him a belt” (this shouldn’t be done at all !!!). Where, in what recesses, soul and brain, did he hide the spring of his hyperactivity?
Let’s try to figure it out:
The reason is the first and most probable: the child is BORING and incomprehensible to your rules, classes and entertainment.
What will a young child prefer a bright rattle or a book, at least about a hen- ryaba , at least a fairy tale about where God hides and time cunningly twists, as presented by A. Einstein.
Or let’s remember the old man Dostoevsky, with his parable about the hungry and lively florist…
Remembered? Bad story ends! So, if you do not want YOUR Child’s childhood fairy tale to end too early, you need to talk to him in his childhood language, but in an adult way. I will explain this a little lower or in more detail. You can learn from me myself, and your children, in my classes, will learn to paint their and your lives with the bright colors of childhood.
The second is hopeless; excessive mobility, talkativeness can be the cause of a childish, but too great a feeling of loneliness to calmly rot in a child’s soul. For you, it may seem unreasonable and unreasonable, but children’s feelings do not hear logic and do not require objective grounds. His reasoning is built, approximately, as follows: “You forgot about me (preferred, exchanged, etc.)!!! I will not let you live quietly (do something else, etc.) without noticing me!!! I will arrange an hour for you …. »
will entertain myself and you won’t be offended, don’t swear later – I’ll have fun as I can !!!”
The conclusion suggests itself: if this energy, but for peaceful purposes …
But still, you better read this pamphlet to the end.
The third reason is tragic, for both sides – misunderstanding. It so happened that you have lost your authority as a Parent (a god on earth, however, up to a certain age) and the child simply “does not hear” you or, even worse, takes revenge on you for the offense caused earlier (for example, undeserved punishment), deceit (Dad, it was you, but where is my Santa Claus! How is he not there??))
We will talk about childish aggression in another topic, but you will have to somehow urgently (without postponing for tomorrow!) Rehabilitate yourself in the eyes of the child, otherwise you will never become a parent to him … And when you will tell your neighbors on the bench that you have invested all soul into your child, and it behaves like this, you will have to remember my words about childish insult, but it will be too late!… Yes, you were ready to invest something in the soul of your child and it seems like you invested … but it’s too late, he already closed it from you, only you did not notice it, did not notice his offense; now it’s your turn to be offended, but how will the neighbors on the bench help you? …
Before it’s too late, take a look into the soul of your child, perhaps what you consider a crisis of early age and tell yourself to “go crazy” or, even worse, are going to hobble Ritalin ( fashionable pills for “hyperactivity”) is actually a resentment rushing to freedom …
If you are not sure whether you are right in everything, I can help you, but on condition – if you sincerely want to help your child.
So how can you help a “hyperactive” child:
Firstly, if you have not yet lost the contact of friendly communication, if you are not yet in the situation of that gentleman who asks another gentleman: “Please talk to my son, he is completely out of hand – he only listens to some idiots. Maybe you can talk to him.”
It is generally useful to talk with people, and even more so with children – you can learn a lot of new things, including about yourself, and not always pleasant …
I don’t want to go to class … ., does not see any sense in them for himself: “This evil aunt …. And in general, I don’t like it there! But in the garden (in the yard) there are friends – it’s great there! You should think! Perhaps this teacher is really not as good as you thought at the beginning, and now there are enough early development schools.
Not modestly, of course , but take me for example. In my classes, children are never bored, although I am teaching a subject that many of you will shudder from the memory of – English. You say: how is this possible – with such small ones (from 3 years old). Yes, great, I just see in my children not students – who should sit quietly and repeat after me, but Personalities and everyone with their own special opinion. I don’t manage them, I don’t cut coupons from their parents, I communicate with them in their special language of childhood (you can read about my unique program and my deep understanding of childhood in my other work “English in Wonderland”).
I foresee your distrust, perhaps even a grin: “What kind of personality can there be?! At this age! All that their “I” is capable of is being capricious! Must disappoint you! In every even the smallest child, his own big “I” ripens and how it will manifest itself in the future depends not on his genes, on which it has become so fashionable to blame the mistakes of education, but on the people who will surround him while he is small and weak and looking for on whom to rely on their “I” which in the future will manifest itself as morality or immorality.
You think the child began to show his “I” when he said his first “no”, “I do not want” or turned away from the spoonful of puree. Nothing like this! ( of course , you can talk a lot about the depth of emotionality of uterine life, but I will leave this area to S. Grof ) The child first showed his “I” when he followed a new toy with interest, turning away with irritation from the annoying grandmother, grandfather, etc. attention; I don’t want to offend anyone! It’s not about who he turned away from – who he preferred, the main thing is that the child showed his opinion about what he is interested in and what is not. And even if there is no opportunity to run after a bright butterfly, forgetting the visitation about what is good and what is bad, but there is already an interested look at what is interesting and a harsh mine on the boring porridge.
More recently, you managed to captivate his attention, and now you make a helpless gesture saying: “And who is he like?! I just don’t know what to do with it?
First, I repeat once again, “no one”. Humans, unlike animals, do not have innate patterns of behavior. A little later, when a social feeling and a clear understanding of speech develop, then imitation will begin, and most likely not to you, but to more active criminal friends. Because you have already missed the ideal time for education, standing with a bewildered facial expression on your face: “What to do with him?”, Or even worse (and you shouldn’t have done it at all) holding on to the belt.
Second, listen to me carefully! Not with him (reverently expected nine months), but for him! Just for him! After all, you owe him, and not he owes you the fact that his parents awarded him this life. Therefore, your task is to fill this life with MEANING and calmly forget this ridiculous term as hyperactivity .
One more minute of attention! All this does not mean at all that you need to start teaching your child right away: “that happiness is not in money, but in their quantity”, etc. The meaning for every living being is the joy of existence! Stop for a minute, hurrying to work, look at the sparrow, he will live that year and a half, but he doesn’t know about it and doesn’t think about it, flies, chirps – rejoices!
Animals do not need much for joy – they completed the program set by nature, ate heartily, slept peacefully, flew south and back when the time came (it is clear that offspring must be left) – that’s happiness.
But for a person, with his freedom to choose everyday programs that are not set by nature, it is hard. It is these attitudes, truths, instructions, etc. become in adulthood beliefs that determine whether a person is satisfied with his life or not. Therefore, think more than once what you say and how you call your “hyperactive” child, what trace that will become the road of his life you leave in his soul …
Have you thought?! So now about how to remove and change everything that has already developed and compressed in the soul with a heavy burden, from which you want to run away as soon as possible and it doesn’t matter what it’s called “hyperactivity” or something else. The childhood time of fabulous changes has not yet been lost.
Try to understand your child, why he does this and not otherwise … Do you think this is impossible? Children “uncontrollable, incomprehensible force”? By no means, on the contrary, watch a news program about some kind of demonstration, in defense of or against someone or something, not as usual with the on-duty phrase: “This is what people are doing!”, But take a closer look, as many journalists began to do, even without being psychologists. They saw and, to the best of their understanding, commented how a crowd of adults and not always sober people is invisibly led by two or three young people. And after that you say: “I can’t cope with the child.” You can! You just don’t know yet how to understand his true desires, how to direct them in the right direction, like those provocateurs of the crowd. Can these masterminds handle crowds? No, it’s like water – you can’t hold it back. Don’t hold back, but guide!
Please, do not suppress the children! Nothing good will come of this! You will only, like any punishing body, gradually and imperceptibly for yourself, lose your authority, collapse like the Soviet Union! And what about a child, he will take the position of a cunning dissident or a rude terrorist and will fight you as a usurper of his freedom, completely not hearing your good calls. Further, there will be friends who will support his liberation struggle of the individual with overwhelming authority, further this criminal mood can become a habit and …
And so , remember the main thing: you, parents, grandparents, everyone who surrounds the child, the social environment of the child and he, like any living being, tries to adapt to it and if he fails, he fights with it.
How can I help to prevent the “fight” or at least avoid the “big corvalol spill” and help make peace:
First of all, with your personal advice, because you can’t write everything, for everyone and for all cases
Secondly, in my classes I create an atmosphere of perfect communication, helping the child to open up as much as possible, to release his restrained feelings and abilities.
Unfortunately , human feelings are always somewhat clamped. I want one thing, a neighbor or the boss of another … it often happens that whoever is stronger or older is right – that’s where the feeling was pinched, pinched in the chest. Feelings, especially at an age when speech is not yet too developed, are easiest to express with color, and not with crying, as many thought. Crying is always grief, despair is always black, and what else could grief be?
We have much more feelings, to remember, at least longing for greenery … No, it’s better not to remember! Much better than the joy of the first dandelions!
Feelings, when they overwhelm, so you want to merge somewhere , and suitable ears are not always at hand. It’s so hard for a child, it’s customary for him to plug his ears and send him to sleep … This is where my template-graphic drawings or just coloring books come to his aid. I always have a suitable plot for the colors of a child’s soul (For a “hyperactive” one, a grasshopper is suitable, see the letter “N” in the monograph by Makovskaya B.R. “English in Wonderland”). But do not delude yourself prematurely, not all coloring pages bought in the store will have the same effect as those developed by me and my colleagues.
And I also want to warn you that not one coloring page will not contain all the redness of anger, all the dullness of longing, the blackness of deeply seated fear, if you – Parents do not understand that this is your Child, and not an object of education and not a mournful reason for your fatigue.
A child (any person at any age is always someone else’s child) really needs you, your understanding and support, and do not try to transfer his upbringing to someone else. When you want to do this, remember a good anecdote, just about “hyperactive” children:
A nanny in a kindergarten, after an unsuccessful attempt to comply with the regime, calls her veterinarian friend, who is also a killer:
… what are you! Do not worry! Small work! But nimble,” she adds, lowering her voice.
Not funny? Me too, but life is such that no one cares about other people’s children … But if Parents forget about them, this is already … ( substitute the epithet yourself, remembering your children)
You are Mother Nature for your children, and it depends only on you whether he will become a nimble cowardly hare, a porcupine – unable to hug his parent (Have you seen his needles?) or homo sapiens – able to independently distinguish between good and evil, as our forefathers Adam and Eve the serpent of Eden…
Is it possible to turn hyperactivity into a plus for study? Psychologist’s answers to parents’ questions
Is it possible to turn hyperactivity into a plus for study?
Psychologist’s answers to parents’ questions.
What is hyperactivity?
Hyperactivity is interpreted as a condition in which the excitability and activity of a person significantly exceeds the norm. If the condition is accompanied by impaired attention, then in the international classification of diseases ICD-10 it is considered as “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD).
The main causes of hyperactivity:
There are primary causes: 1) genetic mechanisms. According to various studies (from 50 to 80% of parents whose children are prone to increased activity, had the same symptoms in childhood); 2) problems of perinatal and postnatal development of the child, when early organic damage to the central nervous system occurs; 3) negative intra-family socio-psychological factors (difficult living conditions for the development of the child, conflict relationships, conflicting requirements for the child, etc.).
By the period of preschool age, secondary reasons are already being formed related to the lack of the skill of arbitrary behavior, which were formed in other children in role-playing games, in games by the rules. Those. a child with ADHD goes through an important, sensitive period of forming arbitrary forms of behavior without acquiring these skills.
Is it possible to somehow pacify an overly active child before school?
Clearly organize the child’s daily routine and do not change it for a long time. In this situation, the child will be able to acquire the necessary automatisms of organized behavior.
Create a calm, psychologically favorable environment for the child, with a minimum number of distracting objects.
Provide natural forms of activity for the child.
Organize visits to sports sections and classes.
The gradual transfer of external control to the child’s self-control according to the principle from simple to complex.
What educational problems can parents of a hyperactive child face? Is it possible to solve them somehow in parts? Who to contact?
ADHD has a triad of symptoms:
1. Attention deficit. Problems – often unable to pay attention to details; makes mistakes in school assignments, is unable to follow instructions and bring the work started to the end;
2. Impulsivity is manifested in the fact that, under the influence of a momentary impulse, the child cannot refrain from doing something. Problems at school – often answers questions without thinking, without listening to them to the end;
3. Actually hyperactivity – as motor disinhibition. Problems – the child shows aimless motor activity, is in constant motion, which leads to overexcitation and increased fatigue.
To the question “Is it possible to solve them somehow in parts?” I will answer as follows:
parents can play games, focusing on this triad of ADHD signs: 1) in case of attention deficit – games for attention, while allowing them to show impulsivity and motor disinhibition; 2) to reduce impulsive manifestations – games aimed at curbing any manifestations; 3) games aimed at conscious control of motor activity.
If the parents turned to a neurologist, the doctor will prescribe the necessary treatment to maintain the child’s nervous system in a stable state. However, the personality of the child is not formed under the influence of drug exposure. And here neuropsychologists can come to the rescue, the main goal of which is: individual selection of exercises aimed at changing the stereotypes of the brain organization that have already been formed and fixed, and at the development of those deficits . features to be developed.
Is it possible to turn hyperactivity into a plus for study?
In addition to problems, children with ADHD have many positive aspects that need to be noticed in a child, praised and proud of him:
They can be creative and see things that others don’t.
Very flexible, they can simultaneously consider several options for solving a problem and be open to different ideas.
They show enthusiasm, they are interested in a huge number of things, they attract others to them, they have a large number of friends.
It is worth noting that ADHD has nothing to do with a decrease in intelligence. Many hyperactive children are highly intelligent and artistically gifted.
Does hyperactivity go away with age?
The ADHD syndrome can persist to some extent in an adult, while it should be noted that among them there are a lot of happy and successful people.
Possible manifestations of ADHD are the following symptoms: impaired concentration and stability of attention, inability to complete the planned action; irascibility; low level of stress resistance; impulsiveness.
How can parents control themselves if the child does not sit still at all and needs an eye and an eye for him?
You should speak to the child in short sentences without unnecessary semantic loads; address the child by name; touch the child’s shoulder, that is, use body contact, you can hug the child, give a glass of water, do something with him together.
You can also contact us for diagnosing the individual developmental trajectory of a child and finding the best strategies for developmental activities in an online format.
Hyperactivity in children and craniosacral therapy
In our experience, compression between the head and neck is often seen in children with hyperactivity disorder, now better known as Attention Deficit Disorder. If this craniosacral disorder was present in
hyperactive child and it was corrected by treatment, we noted a significant improvement or complete elimination of the problem in more than 50% of our patients.
Deliverance comes very quickly if it comes, and by this quick reaction you will know how responsive this child is to craniosacral therapy. The therapist simply acts until a correction occurs. When compression correction is completed, and if this is the cause, then the child’s condition improves in just a matter of minutes. This correction can be repeated 3 or 4 times a month or about a month. Hyperactivity in children and craniosacral therapy
I think the compression recurrence is because the soft tissues have adapted to the increased contraction and this is their
addiction should be eliminated. We have also witnessed the rapid disappearance of colic after the removal of head/neck compression. Anatomically, this seems to be due to the removal of excessive pressure on the vagus nerve at its exit from the head to the neck.