Your child is bright. You know that, and if he or she has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you need to understand that your child’s problem is not intellectual, it’s neurological.
You may never heard of the phrase “position in space”, but everyone knows someone who has a weak position in space processing skill. In our educational therapy program, position in space refers to a person’s ability to determine relationships.
According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). What was the basis for their diagnosis?
Did you know that dyslexia is one of the most common learning difficulties affecting children and adults? It is now estimated that about 17 percent of the population is dyslexic. People who have dyslexia usually struggle with reading, writing, and spelling.
Summer break may be fun for kids who started counting down the days in April to when they could chant, “No More School” and “No More Books.” However, this time of year can create additional stress for parents, especially if your child is hyperactive, impulsive or has frequent sensory meltdowns.
What are cognitive skills? Simply put, this form of development refers to one's abilities to gain meaning and knowledge from experience and information. At Pheno Brain Training, we assess a person’s cognitive skills and customize our programs to meet their needs.
Kids all over the metro are celebrating the end of the school year. No more school. No more books. No more ADHD/ADD medications?
It uses re-patterning of neuro processors in the brain, much like the re-patterning to re-train stroke victims how to speak. We create new connections that help them process information more easily.
There are very few people who are good at everything. Sure, they may seem to be, but if you asked them, they’d likely list a myriad of areas where they feel they lack confidence.
BEN - It doesn’t really seem like you are learning stuff while you’re doing the physical exercises George had me do, but it makes your brain work differently. I was surprised to do juggling and jumping rope. It took me a month to master jumping rope, but it definitely didn’t feel like learning. The ball tracking was my favorite exercise. It was relaxing. Now, after school is not packed anymore because I get most of my work done in school. I play games and friends come over right after school so we can play or study together for tests. I feel like I’m more in control of my life.
The two most important things to remember about physio-neuro therapy is that 1) it works, and that 2) the results are permanent. It's the second part that makes it so exciting. Our name itself was derived from the two words physio and neuro. Combine them to form Pheno.
Dyslexia Is a Processing Issue
No one knows the exact cause of dyslexia, but recent research has shown that the difficulty lies in how the brain interprets the information it’s being given. It is not a visual problem, but more of a processing issue within the brain. At Pheno Brain Training,
Alex* was a freshman in high school when he started the Learning Technics program through Pheno Brain Training in 2014. He was depressed and suffered from anxiety. He had an IEP, but his grades and behavior weren’t improving. His mother said he was unorganized, unfocused, and had trouble turning in assignments even after he’d completed them. She was very frustrated. Alex started the program and not only did his grades improve, but his teachers noticed a difference in his behavior. His mother said, “The usual negative observations about my son had changed to markedly improved by all his teachers as the year progressed.”
But sometimes a tutor is only a Bandaid on a bigger problem. How is a parent to know? Here are three questions that Pheno Brain Training recommends you ask yourself if you are thinking of hiring a tutor.
There are many types of learning disorders. The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) identifies eleven different categories of neurologically-based processing problems. Each has a link if you’d like to learn more.
We were at our wits end,” She had seen some ads on Facebook about Pheno Brain Training, but was skeptical. After watching the PBS video, having a free evaluation done by Pheno Brain Training, speaking with two other moms whose kids were in the program and were very happy with the results they were seeing, she decided it was worth a try. I felt like I had three choices - medication, Pheno Brain Training, or essential oils, which she was using to help Matt with focus. Pheno Brain Training seemed like best long-term solution.
Make sure your child understands the punishment. By discussing what type of punishment will happen before a meltdown occurs, your child will be less likely to have the breakdown. No child wants to go to timeout, so by letting them know what the punishment will be, they may decide against a meltdown.
There are some things you can do to help your child in school and at home. Here are some solutions from the specialists at PhenoBrain Training you can try.
Don’t Forget Positive Reinforcement - Have a consequence for bad behaviors, but also respond to good behaviors with praise.