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Dear Prospective Patient:

Welcome to the website and services of Lifetime Development!  We appreciate your interest in our work and hope to equip you with necessary information for you to make informed choices about resolving your health and life challenges. 

If you are beginning to research non-medication help for any of the disorders that we treat (focus, memory, anxiety, depression, pain, movement, seizure, learning, dysregulated behavior, balance, autism, movement problems, etc.), you will gain considerable information from the resources below. If you have already made an appointment to have an initial telephone consultation or to see us, kindly complete the forms designated for either "Adult" or "Child" listed above near the top of this page.

There are two required forms: the Background Information form and the Intake History form, either "Child" or "Adult" versions. These need to be supplemented by all related materials you may have that add critical individual information. The greater the detail, clarity, and organization of the information about your health, symptoms, and behaviors of concern we receive, the more efficient our time and your resources will be for reaching a sound understanding of your needs during the initial consultation. Examples of additional materials that are important to us are the following:

vaccine history
medical test results
psychological, neuropsychological, and psychiatric reports
educational, hearing, vision, career, and perceptual evaluations

I highly recommend the following books for most prospective patients and interested others:

  • A Symphony in the Brain by N.Y. Times science writer Jim Robbins
  • ADD:  the 20-Hour Solution by Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D. &  Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.
  • Getting Rid of Ritalin by Eduardo Castro, M.D. and Robert W. Hill, Ph.D.
  • Children With Starving Brains by Jacquelyn McCandless, M.D [1]
  • The Detox Solution by Patricia Fitzgerald, DHM, L.Ac., CCN
  • The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman C. Doidge, M.D.
  • Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians
         by Bryan Jepson, M.D., Katie Wright, and Jane Johnson
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping
         Attachment-Challenged Children With Severe Behaviors

         by Heather T. Forbes, L.C.S.W. and B. Bryan Post, L.C.S.W
  • Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
  • Tapping the Healer Within by Roger J. Callahan, Ph.D. with Richard Trubo
  • Divorce Poison by Richard A. Warshak, Ph.D.
  • Reading by the Colors by Helen Irlen, M.A.

Each of these books (all available in paperback) can be purchased at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton, California (925-846-8826, www.townecenterbooks.com), and through the Internet (e.g., www.amazon.com). They can also be found in most public libraries.

For key information about brainwave biofeedback (also called EEG biofeedback and Neurofeedback), you are directed to the website of the EEG Institute of Southern California (www.eeginfo.com), where video clips and excellent references may be found.  Additional information is posted on the website of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (www.ISNR.org), where there is a frequently updated Comprehensive Bibliography of outcomes and evidence-based Neurofeedback research. A third informative website for research is that of EEG Spectrum International (www.eegspectrum.com).

For answers to any additional questions before your appointment, I invite you to click on both the links below.   Our staff will be pleased to help you with additional matters over the phone (925-462-2123), if the question or inquiry is concise and can be handled with a brief response.  If we are unable to answer your call immediately, you will be offered a phone consultation time, for which the first 10 minutes will be provided at no charge.

Warm regards,

Grayce Stratton, Psy.D., Ph.D.

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[1] this book was written for parents of autistic spectrum children and may seem irrelevant on the face of it. However the biochemistry described is appropriate to consider in this situation, even though the diagnostic label and many of the symptoms are not shared.