Maximum Achievement Program℠ (MAP)  for Children

Dr. Chiappino works closely with her patients utilizing visual therapy.
MAP utilizes therapies such as PlayAttention® to help your child increase focus and attention.
Balance boards are used to help improve balance and coordination.
With the MAP program, we support the approach that balancing brain function restores neurological health, allowing a child to perform at his or her full potential. The goal of MAP is to improve the function of the brain, which controls all aspects of health, in order to alleviate the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as other learning disorders and ultimately, to achieve maximum health.

In addition to effectively addressing the symptoms of ASD, MAP has been shown to be a successful therapy protocol for children with ADD and ADHD.  These disorders are not always easy to diagnose and belong to a spectrum of neurological disorders with no known physiological basis. The spectrum includes: ADD, ADHD, PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome and Autism. ADHD is not a learning disability. However like other neurological disorders, it can affect the ability to progress in society and the ability to learn.

Fortunately, public preference for the non-pharmacological and holistic approach is growing. Society is well aware of the adverse side effects of medications and other chemicals used in conventional therapies. Medication controls symptoms without getting to the root of the problem. If the brain has reduced metabolic rates, the medication will increase them, but if you remove the medication, the problem will return.

By far, the majority of children and adults do very well without a stimulant medication if the patient is under the care of a Chiropractic Neurologist uniquely trained in evaluating and managing neurological disorders such as ASD, ADD and ADHD.

MAP addresses the patient’s individual problems. The symptoms your child has associated with his/her spectrum or learning disorder do have a cause. The true cause of the symptoms leads us to the most effective therapy regime. Research shows that the link is the brain.

Learn more about the therapies used in MAP
Brain Function Description
Press Release (Download PDF | Download Word)

Comments about our MAP patients

March 08: MAP article featured in Parent Guide

Case Studies:
Case Study 1
Case Study 2

FAQs:
Chiropractic Neurology
Interactive Metronome

Research:
Study Suggests How the Brain Keeps Time
Poor Rhythm at Heart of Dyslexia