A. The Brain Gym® Program
The Brain Gym Program consists of 26 physical movements that enhance whole brain learning and aid in completing neurological development.
The movements recall actions that naturally occur during the first years of life when a child is learning to coordinate the eyes, ears, hands, and the whole body. The result is the body relaxes and is able to process information more easily.
Barbara is a licensed Brain Gym® instructor and consultant. She is trained in many additional advanced Brain Gym techniques.
B. Irlen Syndrome/ Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome
Irlen Syndrome (also referred to as Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problems. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests.
The Irlen Method is non-invasive color - based technology that uses colored overlays and filters to improve the brain's ability to process visual information by filtering out offensive light waves, so the brain can accurately process visual information.
Call or email for your questionnaire to identify the symptoms.
Barbara is a certified Irlen Screener.
C. Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Sensory Integration Dysfunction is the inability to process information through the senses,
It is like a neurological "traffic jam" that inhibits information from reaching certain parts of the brain, halting the correct interpretation of the sensory information.
When this happens, a person with Sensory Integration Dysfunction will find it difficult to process this information, which can make even the most mundane everyday task highly challenging.
It can result in poor motor skills, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression and failing grades at school and many more challenges.
D. Reflexes /Developmental Reflexes
A reflex is an automatic, instinctual movement that assists in development, growth and survival. They begin in the womb and are designed to become inactive at various stages of development.
The reflexes are vitally important for proper development of the brain, nervous system, body and sensory systems. Some reflexes are meant to stay with us our whole lives. Others are designed to be dormant after their function is fulfilled.
Incomplete integration of childhood reflexes can be mild to severe, and can contribute to anxiety; depression; ADD/HD; autism; learning disorders; developmental delay; sensory-integration disorders; vision and hearing problems.
Other challenges can include behavioral problem, extreme shyness; lack of confidence; addiction; inefficient, effortful work and constantly feeling overwhelmed.
E. Rhythmic Movement Training
This system of gentle movements are based on reflex patterns and rhythmic movements that babies make naturally from the womb on.
These movements develop emotional balance, ease of movement and learning, improved posture, increased stamina, and sensory processing.
Barbara is trained in integrating these movements into the child’s session when appropriate.
F. Essential Oils
Essential oils are a miracle of nature. These health promoting and life-sustaining aromatic liquids are extracted from plants, carefully preserving the wealth of natural constituents inside.
These therapeutic oils in plants protect the plant from insects, shield the plant from a harsh environment and help them adapt to their surroundings. By using essential oils you are harnessing the protective and healing powers of a plant.
Essential Oils can have many positive benefits on the mind-brain-body system including supporting learning, focus, attention, concentration and much more without any of the side-effects of traditional medications.
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