Focus Better with Brain Integration
NOTE: A very informative video is located at the bottom of the page
Brain Connections and Learning
Learning difficulties is a broad category that includes classifications such as Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Auditory Processing Deficit, Learning Differences, and more. While the ability to learn is impacted by factors such as environment, nutrition, sleep habits, and self-talk, learning is also impacted by the ability to focus.
Brain research shows that different functions (such as words, speech, reasoning, memory, lists, music, emotions, expression, problem solving) reside in different parts of the brain. Struggling learners exhibit brain processing difficulties.
Brain research has also shown that certain kinds of physical activity help the two sides of the brain to work simultaneously and improve learning. Brain integration enables the two sides of the brain to work together for a more positive outcome.
We offer Brain Integration Therapy as a separate program. You may wish to use this service as a means to improve your reading student’s performance and outcome. Some students may see the benefit of this therapy before, or as an adjunct to, learning to read.
– Mother of 7th grade student
– Mother of 5th grade student
Signs That May Indicate a Need For Brain Integration
A logical question would be “How would I know if brain processing difficulties are possible causes of learning difficulties in our situation”? Here’s a list of signs that will help you answer that question; see if any of these apply to you or your child. If you would like a more complete list of indicators, please contact us.
- Skipping words or lines when reading.
- Mispronouncing simple words. (In, here, where, there, etc.)/li>
- Misspelling simple words.
- Can’t hit or catch a ball. (Depth perception problems.)
- Can’t make good pictures in his mind of what he’s reading. (Necessary for comprehension)
- Has trouble following directions given orally.
- Easily confused.
- Problems with spelling and phonetics. Has trouble hearing sounds and sounding out words.
- Has to move his or her lips when reading to himself or herself.
- Has poor spacing on math papers. Has trouble lining up columns on math problems.
- Poor spacing of words on written material. (thedogwent tothe storewiththe boy.)
- Trouble copying from the board.
- Studies hard but still can’t remember for the test.
- Easily overwhelmed by a task.
- Those who didn’t crawl (or didn’t crawl for very long) as a baby.
– Mother of 2nd grade student
A Video Introduction To Brain Integration Therapy
This video by Jaynee Hodgkin, RN, BSN, PhN, will help you learn how Brain Integration Therapy may help you or your child.
Brain Integration Therapy provides:
Evaluation of brain processing difficulties
One-on-one re-patterning sessions
Non-invasive, non-medicated therapy
Visual, auditory and hand/eye correction
Do you have a struggling learner? Call and make an appointment for a Free consultation, to see if Brain Integration may be the help you need!
Academic Associates Reading & Math Clinic
1209 S Sheldon St
Charlotte, MI 48813
Phone: (517) 541-3704