We are excited to pass this information on to you and your family. Below are the intervention exercises we found that really helped our family and friends. Children with brain-based disabilities and disorders have benefited from these exercises despite their different diagnosis’. We are not big on disability labels anyway. We are big on finding the weak areas of the brain and strengthening them. As we did these with our own children their academic, sensory, behavioral and social struggles started to improve dramatically. Because the brain controls the muscles and organs too, we also noticed improvement in our children’s health, allergies, and food intolerances.
Of course, you know your child’s unique challenges. It is always a good idea to consult with your child’s health care provider if they have any unique disabilities that would make these exercises questionable for them.
Step 1: Primitive Reflex Integration
There are “at home” tests and exercises you can do to check for some infant reflexes that may have not matured into higher functions that are stalling areas of development and causing Learning Disorders. These are not noticeable in children and adults unless you know what to look for. Learn more about Primitive Reflexes.
Step 2: Cognitive and Sensory Functions
In most children with disorders and disabilities, it is proven that some of their cognitive functions and neurological connections are weak or underactive. There are simple at home tests and exercises to pinpoint and stimulate deficiencies and cause new neurological growth and connection. Learn more about Cognitive Tests and Exercises
Step 3: Visual Processing
In children with learning disabilities, it has been found that many have some kind of visual processing weakness that can be corrected. This is not the eye’s ability to see, but the brains ability to process the pictures it gets from the eye. These will not show up on an eye exam nor come across as a vision problem for the parent, teacher, or child, but does cause problems. They can be discovered and solved. Visual Processing Disabilities
The above exercises have been reported to help:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
- Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
- And others
Be advised that as their neurological functions are catching up quickly, they may experience more mood swings for a few weeks. This is totally normal. The brain goes through maturity stages very quickly. Don’t let them have positive results from negative behavior, but be understanding. With proper discipline and nutrition, they will pull out of it just fine.
We love to hear the success stories. Email us and let us know how it goes.