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Pediatric Cognition and the Gillespie Approach

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I am suggesting that the Gillespie Approach may significantly improve pediatric cognition.

When I was treating headache children in the 1970s, mothers often told me they did better in school. I thought they did better because their heads stopped hurting.

In the 1980s and 1990s, when I was seeing children with asthmaearachesADHD, and other issues, moms said the same thing. Opening the brain expansion and contraction seemed to be the key factor.

When I worked with hundreds of brain-injured children at the Family Hope Center from 2003 to 2019, parents reported better focus, concentration, and significant gains in school.

I would hear similar stories from parents when I started to focus on infants in 2006. When their child was three years old, she was doing things like reading and speaking well that other children her age were not doing. When that child went to school, she was often bored.

I have found in my career that when a child’s brain cycle reaches around 200 seconds, she had a very good chance of doing well in school. A few children went into gifted programs, and other parents told me their child was a “deep thinker.”

Scientists can rightfully say there is no research to support my hypothesis. But by experiencing this phenomenon repeatedly for 45 years, I feel compelled to discuss it. I believe that if the craniosacral fascial system can function well, the brain “lights” are fully on for their child to have the best chance of success in life.

Treated Gillespie Approach children may have an advantage in school over many children who have zero-second brain cycles and tight fascial webs. It may be more difficult for those children to succeed in school. I know; I was one of them.

The goal would be to have the work done at birth to be a happy baby in the short run and later in childhood be a springboard to be her cognitive best in life.


Written by Dr. Barry Gillespie © Gillespie Approach

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