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School readiness for a brighter future

Neuroscience has shown that the development of the brain, from when we are babies, relies on interaction with the surrounding environment boy-report-cardthrough our senses and through movement. The richer our experience, the more new nerve cells and neural connections are formed, and these are the superhighways for intellectual and physical performance.

The first stage of brain development are the reflexes. The primitive reflexes are automatic, stereotyped movements that ensure survival in the first weeks of life. An example is the rooting reflex which triggers an open mouth response when baby is hungry and touched by another person – it helps baby to feed. These reflexes are driven by the central nervous system (primitive brain) and are later inhibited by the frontal lobes (thinking brain) as a part of normal development. The postural reflexes develop next and are related to posture, movement and stability.

Problems with this development process, such as prolonged primitive reflex activity beyond 6 – 12 months or delayed maturity of postural reflexes, can impede development in other areas. For example, crawling is one of the early building blocks for learning as it promotes gross and fine motor control, integrates the senses (second stage of development) and grows neural pathways. When basic skills such as crawling have not been successfully automated, this can limit a student's ability to take in information and learn, despite the acquisition of later skills.

It is important to understand each stage of development and begin to recognise when students have failed to successfully integrate these skills for whole brain learning. Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement Training techniques and exercises assist students to properly integrate these skills and overcome early developmental problems, ensuring their success in the classroom.

Best of all we can teach parents and teachers how we can facilitate that change to help their children to succeed at school and in life. The programs we offer involves personal one-on-one sessions and workshops for parents, teachers and other health professionals. Contact me for any questions you may have and make an appointment for our FREE Initial Consultation and Assessment

Here is what Janet says about her son 

"Our 7 year old son, struggled with his reading, spelling, concentration and confidence. He was always worrying about what he thought he didn't know and should, he also had trouble getting to sleep most nights.  After his first few sessions with Enza, we noticed an improvement in his school work and self-confidence. From there we kept noticing changes with each. Now its hard to believe he's the same child. He is now a very happy, confident boy, achieving great results at school, willing to speak up about different subjects and feeling and knowing he is as important as all of us in the world."

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