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Monday, September 30, 2013

Alternative Treatments for Developmental Differences: A Chance to Hear From and Ask Questions of Three Top-Notch Practitioners

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Would you like to know more about alternative and complementary treatments some people and patients may be using?

The Boston Institute for the Development of Infants and Parents' board is hosting a half-day, afternoon "salon" for professionals, featuring a panel discussion  with a special group of practitioners working with children with developmental differences.

Dr. Nancy O’Hara, Dr. Lydia H. Knutson, and Dr. Laurence M. Hirshberg will each present their work, and there will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

When:   12:30 – 4:00pm Saturday, October 19, 2013

Where:  MSPP
                   (Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology)
                   One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA

This is by invitation only, and space is limited.

RSVP by October 5th to reserve a seat, by email to Lizzie McEnany at lmcenany@jfcsboston.org.

The three panelists are:

Dr. Nancy O’Hara, M.D.

Biomedical Interventions: From A to Zinc: Dr. O’Hara is a board-certified pediatrician. Prior to her medical career, she taught children with autism. Dr. O’Hara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She entered general private practice in 1993, and in 1998 began her consultative, integrative practice solely for children with special needs. She is a leader in the training of clinicians, in the U.S. and abroad. Her practice is in Wilton, CT.

Dr. Lydia H. Knutson

A Hop, Skip and a Jump - Why Biomechanical Injury Matters: Dr. Knutson received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree summa cum laude from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. After graduating, she trained with David Newton, D.C. in Wellesley, Massachusetts. His groundbreaking work with the Axial Stability Method is her greatest influence. She continues to expand this chiropractic method with specialized techniques developed by American, European and Australian energy kinesiologists.

Her collaboration with energy kinesiologists Charles Krebs, Ph.D., and Joy DelGiudice has opened remarkable doors for the advancement of chiropractic and Axial Stability Method. She is licensed in the states of Massachusetts and California, and is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, and the Educational Kinesiology Foundation.

She has attended many postgraduate seminars in Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator Methods, Nutritional Response Technique, Educational Kinesiology, and the infant reflex work of Dr. Svetalana Masgutova. She sits on the Board of Directors for The Educational Kinesiology Foundation.

Laurence M. Hirshberg, Ph.D.

EEG Biofeedback: Promising Treatment Option for Brain Based Troubles: Dr. Hirshberg is a licensed clinical psychologist. He founded and directs The NeuroDevelopment Center and serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior of the Brown University Medical School as Clinical Assistant Professor. Specializing in work with neurodevelopmental disorders for over 20 years, he consults and trains educators and clinicians across New England. Dr. Hirshberg has published and presented in many areas of clinical psychology and child development.

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