New Trends for Neurological Lag in Children

Discover the new trends in treatments for a neurological lag in children. 

Meet the Latina doctor, Dr. Carmen Báez Franceschi, who is revolutionizing science with her impressive results.  14.6 million children aged 0 to 17 in the United States (19.8%) have special care needs. Signs and symptoms are diagnosed with conditions that have become common in the past 20 years: Autism, ADD (Attention deficit disorder), and ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are among the most well known.

Dr. Carmen Báez Franceschi has been doing deep research on how the human brain works and how certain therapies can permanently reverse neurological deficiencies.

What is a neurological lag?

A neurological lag is when a person cannot execute some skills related to the neurological system as expected for their age. The neurological system controls our movements (fine and wide), our senses (smell, hearing, vision, touch, balance, coordination, proprioception), controls our thoughts, emotions, attention, concentration, memory, affection, and the entire executive function of the brain.

The neurological system can be affected by several conditions that can impact the central and peripheral nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular plaque, and muscles). These disorders include autism, ADD, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias. Additionally, strokes, cerebrovascular diseases, migraine and other headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neurological infections, brain tumors, traumatic nervous system conditions such as head trauma, and neurological disorders can be caused by malnutrition. 

Each condition has a different treatment. But they all have common points: they affect the person’s ability to perform what is needed to live a successful and happy life. 

“We have a boy or girl with severe lag, which does not allow him to walk and talk to a young adult… For all these patients, improving in the shortest possible time is the most important”.  At WIN we have developed an exclusive and proven protocol that exponentially accelerates the expected results permanently in the patient.

“Learning problems have become a worldwide epidemic. The incidence of autism in the United States is 1 in 35, Korea 1/38.  ADD affects 30% of children and teenagers. Every day we have more adolescents that reach adulthood and fail to integrate successfully into the workforce”, said Dr. Baez.

There are two recognized ways to treat these patients:

Traditional medicine

Traditional medicine identifies medical conditions such as metabolic or neurological problems (ex. seizures).  In 80% of patients with Autism, it is not possible to define the problem because the results of laboratory, radiographic, and brain studies are concluded with negative results or do not match known conditions.

It is always recommended to rule out known medical conditions as part of the evaluation. Accepted treatments are:

  • Treat symptoms with medications: The only medications accepted for treatment are to control behaviors. {Ex. Risperdal, Abilify (to control aggression or behavior), Clonodine (for sleep problems) and psychostimulant medications to improve care}
  • Therapy: To try to stimulate the development of skills.  These therapies include speech therapies, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, physical therapy, educational therapy, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy, TEACH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped Children), etc.

Complementary medicine

There is a lot of controversy regarding the efficiency of these treatments because there are not many double-blind controlled studies that demonstrate their effectiveness. The reason we don’t have more studies available is that they are very expensive and take a lot of time. These studies don’t have a budget from pharmaceutical companies to complete them. 

  • There are countless methods of treatment with medications and/or supplements (homeopathy, biomedical, botanical, etc.). 
  • There are other methods of treatment based on stimulation to the Neurological System (neurofeedback, auditory therapies, equine therapies, dolphin therapies, etc.).

Dr. Carmen Báez Franceschi, a Puerto Rican pediatrician, has received international attention for her results from treating neurological conditions that affect children, adolescents, and adults.  She has created a center known as the Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment (WIN) for the treatment of these conditions. At WIN, traditional medicine is combined with complementary medicine and they are integrated into therapeutic sessions where the Central Nervous System is stimulated from a holistic and scientific philosophy using the latest technology.

The young and passionate doctor didn’t stop with the alternatives offered, but instead,  took it as a challenge to make these patients achieve maximum development of skills, in the shortest time possible with permanent results.  The key to its success has been focused on the search for the root cause of the medical condition and determine, in detail, what the effect on the nervous system was.  All diagnosis is formulated through laboratory tests and quantitative neurological tests; always using protocols with vast scientific evidence and insurance.  Each protocol is individually created for each patient and modified to maintain the highest standard of results.

In their statistics, we can see that more than 85% of her patients (with conditions such as Autism) are able to integrate into regular classrooms.  ADD patients manage to leave the medication, school dropouts and university students who cannot pass their classes manage to finish and join the workforce successfully.  Professional adults who are having concentration problems or have suffered neurological damage due to diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s can also benefit from WIN’s impressive results. Very important for this success, as the doctor affirms, is the integration of the treatment for the whole family and the school.

The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment has offices located in Houston, TX and Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. We receive patients from different parts of the world. Patients can start their treatments through videoconferencing. For more information you can access the website:, Facebook: Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment or you can call our office in Houston, TX (832) 432-7004, or Guaynabo (787) 474-0400.

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