Signaling from Body to Brain: Fostering communication between body and brain to improve neurodevelopmental disorders in young children.


In this lecture, Dr. Abbie Ballard will explain physiological events infants and toddlers which contribute to the development of a “disconnected” body and brain. Dr. Ballard will present how improper neurological signaling caused by cumulative traumas and toxins during gestation, the birth process, and childhood contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders. Learn how disconnection develops, how to harness the power of neuroplasticity and balancing vagal tone to improve effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. Dr. Ballard will touch upon dysautonomia, dysafferentation, dyskinesia, and review of pertinent literature. Dr. Ballard will talk about how to reconnect “disconnected” young children and how to restore and reconnect neurologically, improve physiological function, and facilitate correction of the underlying mechanism delaying a child's typical development.

Cost: In lieu of charging a fee for this workshop, the trainer asks for donations to Reece's Rainbow. They are a special needs adoption advocacy group. Her niece (now adopted and home for 2 years) was listed with them and a few orphans her family supports are involved with them as well.

Location Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education (EIASE)
*Park and enter in the back*
5837 Park Dr.
Charleston, IL 61920
Date 6/27/2019 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Check in 9:00 AM)
Sponsor Child & Family Connections #19
Trainer Dr. Abbie Ballard
Contact Tammy Robinson at CFC#19 (217) 853-2904
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 3.0 - Atypical Development
Cost Donation - See below for important information
Status Closed