Arlene & Curt’s Story
My son has been seeing Dr. Pratt for almost 2 years. When we first saw Dr. Pratt my son was displaying symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. We initially came to her Colorado practice for Brain Integration Technique therapy but I very quickly realized that there was more to the human body than I realized. I was new to the idea that recovery from autism was possible. So very slowly, Dr. Pratt increased my awareness and education on how the body and brain are connected, how autism is not a disorder of the brain but of the gut. She allowed me to come to my own conclusions about the path we needed to take, thankfully she steered me onto the right one. I had a lot to learn!
I began reading books on the topic to learn all I could and finally felt that we were on the right path. We started with some testing and supplements and once we changed his diet to remove processed food, sugar, gluten, casein, soy, and corn, things began to change rapidly. He had increased language, awareness, presence, and reduced anxiety. His skin cleared up and his eyes were brighter. He started playing with his younger sisters, one of them for the first time, as he could not relate to her before. Once I became educated on the biomedical approach to healing, everything made sense, and seeing my son get better solidified that belief. It has not all been easy, changing your lifestyle and diet is a challenge but we feel very supported by Dr. Pratt. It’s a long road to recovery but the rewards are great along the way. My son has almost recovered from his symptoms and we owe all of this to Dr. Pratt. We are very thankful to have crossed her path at the right time in our journey.”
– EI, Rye, NY
Healing the Whole Family
Dr. Pratt has helped each person in our family in a wide variety of ways. Her insight, intelligence, education, and sheer determination lead to improved health for each person. Dr. Pratt gets to the root of the health issue providing a course of action to not only heal, but to prevent long term problems. She has been a saving grace and improved the quality of our lives. Under Dr. Pratt’s guidance, we have improved our health through nutrition and supplements. Her advice is invaluable. All the friends and family, scattered across the country, we refer to her are thrilled with the outcome.
– Amy H.
Improving Quality of Life
I was introduced to Dr. Pratt through another practitioner, Marcy Lindheimer. She spoke very highly of Dr. Pratt and also gave me some referrals. One of the moms, being a nurse, mentioned how Dr. Pratt had helped her daughter. We live in St. Louis and we were looking for ways to help our then, 6-year-old son, who was diagnosed with PVL. We decided to get an appointment and made our trip to Denver. Dr. Pratt is very kind and caring towards our son and looks for ways to help him. We started the Brain Integration Technique therapy and also got him on different supplements. Our son has slowly started interacting with others. He has grown from what he has and has a ways to go. He started interacting and playing with his older brother. He understands commands more now. He is non-verbal but is able to communicate his needs. This therapy along with others has made a difference. We have been with Dr. Pratt for almost 3 years now. Dr. Pratt also helped my mother-in-law when she was suffering from stomach pains and no doctor in India was able to resolve that. Dr. Pratt diagnosed the problem and put her on medicines that helped relieve the pain for her. She is much happier now. Dr. Pratt uses medicines that are not harmful to the body, which is great. I would definitely recommend her.
– Vimala S.
Resolving Learning Disabilities
My 12 year old (at the time), had tracking issues and dyslexia. She had been on an Individual Education Program (IEP) in grade school and went through years of Vision Therapy.
At first, she made gradual progress during the first sessions of Brain Integration Technique (BIT). Then, towards the the last 2-3 sessions we saw a dramatic shift in her reading, writing and general organization with her thoughts. It has paid off in spades, as far as her education is concerned. Here was this kid who was on an IEP in grade school and now taking honors classes in high school. She’s thriving and we couldn’t be more grateful to Dr. Pratt for the thoughtful effective care she provides.
Dr. Pratt is more than just a BIT practitioner. Our whole family goes to Dr. Pratt for Naturopathic care. She tackles health issues at the root cause and treats the whole person. I prefer this approach to popping a pill that may treat the symptom, but not eliminate the origin of the problem.
– Diane C.
Helping the Whole Family
I can not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Shelese Pratt. She has helped my whole family from Brain Integration Technique (BIT) to nutrition. She has helped us completely change our life style for the better. I first found out about Dr. Pratt when my oldest was 5 years old and was struggling with speech and language, ADD, reading comprehension, PT, OT and constantly getting sick. One hour after finishing BIT her language therapist was in complete awe on how much my daughter had changed! In one month her speech and language services were taken away, PT and OT moved from 3 days a week to 2 times a month! Each year we notice more and more changes in her and she rarely gets sick. I highly recommend Dr. Pratt she is an amazing doctor who not only thinks with her head but with her heart!
Dr. Pratt is a wonderful doctor. She helped me rebuild my adrenals after childbirth and later worked with me on balancing my hormones and sleep. My two boys see her too. They both did Brain Integration Technique (BIT), and she has worked with them for other things as well. She interacts really well with children! Her holistic approach to health is what I wanted for my family.
– Sue Sheerin
Children and Nutritional Support
I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about Dr Pratt. My family has been under her care for approximately the past 7 years. All 4 of my children have had Brain Integration Technique (BIT) with amazing success as well as she has helped the children and myself with nutritional support. She even helped reverse the beginning signs of Graves’ disease on my one daughter with supplement support. Dr Pratt has a great approach, works equally well with children and adults and I know we are always getting the best care. Dr Pratt truly cares about her patients. She’s the BEST!
Dr. Pratt is an invaluable resource in our community and beyond. Her expansive knowledge regarding methylation and the art of healing some of the most difficult cases is impressive to not only to her clients but to us as practitioners in the area.
– Carrie Ballas, Family Nurse Practitioner
Caring for Diverse Needs
I would highly recommend Dr. Pratt. She is well versed in many areas, not just methylation. I have been working with her for years. She is caring, respectful and easy to talk to. I also find it very convenient to work with her either through phone conferences or office visits.
– J.O., New York
Autism Spectrum Disorder
My son is five and a half years old . He regressed developmentally after his 18 months vaccines and was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum at 2 and a half years of age. We saw language come back with homeopathy. Motor skills continued to lag and sensory issued persisted as we pursued conventional therapies (Ot/PT/Hippotherapy/SI).
We started with Anat Baniel Method when my son was 3 and a half years old and our ABM practitioner introduced us to BIT and Dr.Pratt. We have been seeing her since my son was 4 – for about 18 months now.
BIT has helped my son develop fine motor skills, oral motor movement and helped bilateral functions. It had helped team his eyes together to track better and helped improve his vestibular system.
Dr.Pratt is a wonderful practitioner and her work seems to apply to all regions of the brain – the lower level brain stem as well as the higher level cortex areas.
Apart from BIT , Dr.Pratt’s vast knowledge of the biomedical basis of ASD helps support parents as they try to heal the child’s body in helping the brain develop.
Dr.Pratt is a great team player and her work complements the other therapies and approaches we follow in conjunction.
My son has progressed significantly from his initial diagnosis – to a point where he now appears to have mild sensory processing dysfunction.
We hope for our son to have a happy, healthy life filled with potential to achieve what ever he sets out to. BIT and Dr.Pratt’s work is a key piece to our son’s puzzle.
Behavioral Issues and Family Naturopathic Care
Our family was having a difficult time managing our child’s emotions, temper and outbursts. It was effecting his school work, ability to make and maintain friends and was negatively impacting the whole family’s day to day existence. It felt like we were walking on eggshells and not knowing what to expect. We didn’t know if they were real learning issues, behavioral or both. We had visited with some other more traditional efforts including play therapy and a social worker but they weren’t having significant or lasting impacts.
After talking to Dr. Pratt with an initial visit, we were hopeful that she could help. She provided insights and recommendations on various things we could do to better support our child. Over the course of two-three months with regular visits of the brain integration therapy and changes to his diet, we saw measurable differences in his behavior. Some visits it felt like we were letting the pressure out of a hot air balloon and the intensity was released. Each visit, we provided updates and insights into the changes we were seeing and felt like Dr. Pratt listened and adjusted her future therapy based on that information. in some sessions, the results were amazing. It gave our child the ability to go from a negative state to a hopeful and positive manner. We were able to better understand what was happening with our child that allowed us to be more supportive parents. There were such significant changes in my child’s behavior, that it absolutely changed his life and the whole family.
After the completion of the therapy, we have continued to see Dr. Pratt periodically when there are noticeable changes in behavior and each time has been helpful with different elements of the diet, recommendations with activities or general things to change. I found Dr. Pratt to be very observant of the big picture with our family and asked lots of questions to understand all the elements that would impact our child. Her suggestions and recommendations were always very thoughtful and insightful to our situation.
There was such great improvements, as a parent, I participated in the brain integration therapy and saw measurable differences in my own life.
Memory Recall and ADD
This email is long overdue in thanking you for your time with our son. Your style and whole approach made things so easy and enjoyable. We are seeing significant progress with him on memory retention and overall. His grades have already improved materially. My wife is blown away. I have to say, I have never seen anything have such a positive impact on someone’s life. You are a miracle worker and I love you for it.
– K.H. New York
Specific Learning Disability
After years of struggling with all sorts of interventions (including a variety of medical, therapeutic, educational and instrumental interventions, not to mention endless handwriting drills), we had reduced our expectations about ever significantly relieving our son’s struggle with writing — both the motor piece as well as the compositional piece. He also has struggled with letter reversals and misspellings. He just seemed blocked. It was painful to watch (and, nearly impossible to read). Dr. Pratt’s approach was friendly, relaxing, reassuring and non-invasive, and the progress that we saw in our son’s writing was immediate and remarkable. He has been so proud of himself as he’s continued to make further progress on his own. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
– L.D. Mt. Kisco, NY
My performances in Philadelphia went really well, and my teachers have definitely noticed a change, both physically and mentally.
– K.G. Port Chester, New York
Anxiety/ Learning Disability
I have just returned from NYC where my novella was showcased at Book Expo America. I have all this, and I have a brand new life thanks to my sessions with Dr. Shelese Pratt.
I came to Dr. Pratt initially; to deal with a phobic/panic reaction I was having while driving on the freeways. Having dealt with my dyslexia my whole life, I hadn’t considered that or the resulting severe lack of self confidence an issue. In a few sessions I found that not only was driving on the freeways without panic attacks, I was beginning to read, comprehend, and retain written material with greater ease than I had ever experienced. And many old deeply ingrained patterns of fear and low self worth were disappearing. I am now automatically and effortlessly doing things I never thought I could do.
Thanks to Dr. Pratt’s expertise and gift in employing the BIT technique I have taken steps toward creating a new picture of myself and a new life I would have never believed possible. I now refer many of my students and friends to Dr. Pratt on a regular basis. I would highly recommend her nurturing, life changing treatments to anyone who desires a better, easier way of living in this world.
– K.R., Idledale, CO
Since my first appointment with Dr. Pratt, I have come back to her for every ailment. She has quickly and effectively cured every sickness I have experienced. I am grateful she lets my body heal itself with the aid of only homeopathic remedies. She really cures the problem, not just the symptoms. I feel extremely well cared for under her counsel and have recommended her to my family and friends, the highest compliment I can give!
– L.C., Boulder, CO
Dr. Pratt is absolutely wonderful!!! It is amazing what changes I have seen! I can now see much better without my right eye “wigging” out, and my overall balance and coordination is awesome! I am able to balance on one leg longer than my four year old boy! My memory and concentration improved so much making work a lot easier and less stressful! Also I am remembering so much more without having to write it down! The changes that I have seen as well as what my boss, coworkers and husband have noticed are truly fantastic! Thank you so much Dr. Pratt!
– C.M., Yuma, CO
I started BIT in February 2010 and noticed a difference by the 1st treatment. My short-term memory improved and I could articulate my words better. The BIT therapy has really made me better than new. My brain is working better now than it ever has. I can read, understand and learn better and faster, it is amazing! Things that I have read or heard hundreds of times before is like hearing it for the 1st time, because now I understand it so much better. I also read more and my comprehension is higher. Reading was always very difficult for me, learning anything new was always a very slow process, but now I know, I can learn anything. I am working now 4 days a week and I accomplish more in a day now than I did in a whole week before. I feel productive and useful now. I whole heartedly recommend this therapy to anyone and everyone with a head injury and/or learning disability. I so believe in this therapy that I am making plans to be certified in BIT therapy myself.
– R.L.S. Denver, CO
When we first went to Dr. Pratt, we couldn’t have had a more negative attitude, that we expected more empty results like with all the other treatments we tried. But instead, we saw immediate results, and other positive results that kind of eased their way into her life. The treatment made it possible for her to go to school full-time for the first time in two years, and as a matter of fact, she’s now talking about going to college instead of worrying that she’d never graduate high school. I’ve been spreading the word of Dr. Pratt ever since.
– T.B., Boulder, CO
Choosing Shelese Pratt as your homeopathic/BIT practitioner is something you can’t afford not to do! Shelese, I want you to know that we are so happy with your work as a homeopathic doctor and BIT. I often cry with joy at the positive changes I am seeing in my family due to your work. Our family is more focused, and I feel like I am becoming the person I was truly created to be. You are truly a miracle worker! You are now our homeopathic doctor of choice!
– M.R. Centennial, CO
Result Driven Modalities
I really must begin by saying, how much we love you. You are an amazingly gifted doctor, practitioner, teacher, scholar, and healer, to name but just a few of your lovely qualities. You have won our hearts, not only by the expertise, love, and care with which you treat our son but also by your extension of those same kindnesses to our entire family. And then there are the results! As you know, our son is recouping from a severe Traumatic Brain Injury sustained from an accident eleven years ago. His life was in such a tenuous position and his injuries so extensive that the surgeons were unable to even operate to administer a cerebral shunt to treat the hydrocephalus, the swelling of the brain, or to minister to a broken femur jutting from his thigh until six weeks post-accident.
Six months later our child was released from the hospital with a very unpromising diagnosis that he would never emerge from his comatose state and to expect a very shortened lifespan. By the grace of God, we were led to search for other modalities such as Wholistic Neurologic and Chiropractic methods to help our son. Slowly he began to emerge from his coma after two years. We also found Hyperbaric therapy, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Craniosacral therapy, Qi Gong therapy, non-touch bioenergetic healing techniques Reiki, and Seimei, and eventual PT, OT, and ABM Therapy, all to be helpful. It was the ABM therapist who referred us to you. She told us about working with you and the amazing results she had seen with some of her other young and very special clients.
And so began our introduction to you and into the world of Brain Integration Technique (BIT). Along with your help in BIT, your expertise in other areas such as nutrition and homeopathy has been invaluably beneficial to our son’s health and best welfare. We are now witnessing our son gaining huge strides with his abilities, his cognition, even his vision. His vocalization is increasing; his ability to be able to grasp objects and me is just bowling me over! Eleven years of waiting and hoping that my son would be able to one day reach out and grab my hand is finally here. He is at long last beginning to be able to interact with his environment and we are elated as we see these new abilities taking form. Our son just completed a summer music program with other children one hour per week, and we are hoping to increase his time with several special programs outside of homeschooling and other therapies to six hours per week in September. This we find to be directly relatable to your interventions.
We so look forward to our visits with you because we see that our young man is gaining ground and the sky now the only limit! Oh how I could go on, but the tears of joy are clouding my ability to be able to see to write more. This has been a long and difficult journey, one in which we continually learn, and count our blessings each and every day. Especially those days in which someone as special as you comes into our life. Thank you for you. One eternally grateful Mom.