Many new parents are well informed about their child hitting important milestones like crawling, walking, and talking. However, is there more that can be evaluated to make sure your child’s brain is developing appropriately? Yes! Dr. Afzal specializes in child development and will perform a neurological evaluation that includes checking for primitive reflexes on your child. With proper development, these reflexes should be inhibited by the higher centers of the brain. When they are still present, the brain is not working at its optimal ability. It is very common to find these reflexes on kids who have ADHD, tics, sensory processing disorder, dyslexia, and other child developmental delays.
Once Dr. Afzal determines where your child is falling behind in neuro development, she will customize a treatment strategy to build strength in those brain relays to get your child back on track.