Frequently Asked Questions
I'm an adult. Can I still be helped?
Both children and adults who have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and central nervous system disorders such as processing issues will benefit. Also people who have suffered head trauma and stroke. It can help with any condition resulting from disconnected neural pathways.
Will this make me smarter?
It effectively removes neural “roadblocks “and restores the normal flow of information processing through the neural pathways in your brain. It helps resynchronize and coordinate your brain functions so they operate properly, restoring your innate learning ability. It won't make you an Einstein nor raise your IQ, but it can help you to fulfill your personal potential.
Will we still need additional help, like tutoring or other therapy, after BIT?
That depends on a few factors. For example, if we see a student who is 16 years old and has missed a few years in his mathematics knowledge he/she will probably need tutoring to catch up to his/her grade level. If a student is very young, the normal practice of reading and/or spelling in the classroom may be all they need. In addition, the child might still need behavioral therapy or modification, or the family might need counseling for help with family dynamics. We recommend that you would see the appropriate professionals for those services.
Another factor often overlooked is nutrition. According to a recent article in the Boulder Daily Camera, there are numerous national studies showing that children high on a lunch packed with sugar and caffeine have a hard time concentrating and thus learning. Also when students had a healthy meal, their performance went up and ADD symptoms went down. And let's not forget the imortance of hydration!
How do I schedule BIT treatment?
Please call Virginia at (949) 212-4181 to schedule a free initial consultation or to book an appointment. Please visit our Contact page.
What kind of research is behind BIT?
Susan McCrossin wrote several research papers from her research at the University in Melbourne which involved very sophisticated EEG studies of the brain. There are extensive clinical experience seeing profound results with many thousands of cases over the past seventeen years. Please visit our BIT Research and Links page.
What if my child or I are currently on medication?
BIT can be administered to people on medication as well as cases where medication is not being taken. Virginia does not prescribe medications nor make recommendations regarding medications. Several clients have found that after the treatment that they no longer require medications such as Ritalin, Adderall and other ADD type medications. However, this is a decision made outside of this treatment. Refer to the "What Clients are Saying" tab for more information.
Who developed BIT?
Brain Integration Technique was first developed in 1988 by Susan J McCrossin, AP., drawing on her expertise and education in applied physiology, neuroscience and psychology to create techniques that effectively reset the flow of information throughout the brain. It allows a person to process information and learn to his/her maximum capability. Scientific studies have proven the therapy creates marked improvement in optimizing brain function.
Ms McCrossin also holds a Diploma in Applied Physiology from the International Institute in Arizona. She has researched and, over the years, has written many articles on brain integration, learning disabilities, and the subject of learning. Links to these articles can be found under our
BIT Research and Links tab. Susan has trained hundreds of practitioners in Europe and Australia. In October 2004, she was a keynote speaker for the Aspen Center for Integrative Health at the Aspen Institute in Colorado.
Susan maintains a rigorous standard of certification for BT practitioners. This includes a minimum of 50 hours of pre-requisite Kinesiology training, a minimum of 60 hours of pre-requisite case studies, 132 hours of on-site training on BIT and a minimum of 120 hours of BIT case studies.
What do I need to bring to BIT?
We recommend that our clients come well fed and well hydrated. Please bring water and snacks for long or multiple sessions in one day. Children may play with toys (with no batteries or electricty), read or be read to, or listen to music without headphones during the treatment.
Should I plan on staying with my child during treatment?
We always welcome parents during treatment, and ask that they plan to stay at least for the first hour of assessment. However, sometimes children behave differently when their parents are present, and that might be more challenging. In this case, for the other treatment sessions the practitioner might suggest that the parent take a break and enjoy an hour or so on their own!