Core Needs NYC informs and educates families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders about the various holistic health treatment options available to them through media and personal consultations.
I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and love working with families of children with autism, ADHD, SPD and related disorders. I especially enjoy helping parents learn about the connection not only between food and their child’s physical or medical symptoms but also their mood and behavior. I help parents find easy, effective and efficient ways to improve their child’s diet and nutrition, which might include removing food triggers and investigating vitamin and mineral deficiencies, so that they feel and learn better. I introduce parents to the concept of a “whole body systems” approach which looks at underlying physiological and biochemical factors that could be exacerbating their child’s symptoms. When these root causes, which are often tied to a compromised gastrointestinal and immune system, are addressed properly, children begin to get more out of their therapies and over time can reach their full potential.
As a mother to a child whose autistic symptoms improved dramatically through dietary changes and gut-healing strategies, I have first-hand experience implementing and troubleshooting this process, and as a result, have put together a handy toolbox of creative, resourceful and practical tips that work. In my twelve years experience I have also accumulated hundreds of hours of research into multiple approaches that I implemented to help my son create meaningful change in all areas of his development and can refer you to qualified professionals who can provide the following services to your child:
- Son-Rise Program
- MNRI – Primitive Reflex Integration Therapy
- Diet and Nutrition
- Biomedical/Functional Medicine
- Speech Therapy
- Sensory Integration Therapy
- Vision Therapy
- Listening Therapy
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Holistic Dentistry and Integrative Orthodontics
- Self-Care for parents
Whether you are a parent of a newly diagnosed child trying to figure out what to do next or you are a seasoned parent who is looking at new or complementary approaches, I can guide you to make informed decisions and work side by side with you as you take the steps to help your child thrive.
My formal education includes: BFA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (1997), and certificate as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2017).
I co-authored the curriculum for Pop.Earth’s “eat-Able, Enabling Health Through Food” nutrition program for children and adults with special needs.
To set up a consultation with me contact firstname.lastname@example.org