ADD, ADHD & Dyslexia…the Big 3!
These disorders are skyrocketing. Why are they at an epidemic level today? Why is it our children can’t seem to learn?
The advancements of science and modern technology has allowed us to look inside the brain and see the brain’s activity and it’s plasticity (changeability). As complicated as the brain is, the answer to the problem is quite simple. The answer to conquering ADD, ADHD & Dyslexia is going back to the beginning (and I mean the very beginning).
Every child is born with inborn programming, similar to computer software, that allows it to manage it’s basic operating systems until higher level brain functioning can take over. This programming is called their Primitive Reflexes. This initial start-up software is replaced with more advanced programming through trial and error discovery. It is the infantile movements like learning to crawl, roll-over, pick-up an object and focus on it, right ourselves to sit and stand, that are really the initial building blocks of our academic intelligence.
These initial movements are what develop all of our senses, our muscles, and our understanding of where our body begins and ends. These are the things that our children’s brains need long before we try to cram in reading and writing. If the child has failed to fully complete any of these experiences they will have learning struggles.
The greatest challenge is often convincing people that the underlying cause of the learning struggle is a seemingly abstract and unrelated development stage. Equally as challenging is trying to convince them that the intervention method, which can often appear abstract or unrelated too, is truly the most effective way to produce long-term change. It is very hard to convince a parent with a child struggling with reading or writing that their child would benefit from playing ping-pong (eye tracking), or playing on the monkey bars (upper body and hand strength), more than getting them a tutor.
Moving and using the body develops very important brain communication. Simple things like riding a bike requires balance; baseball requires hand-eye coordination and timing; basketball requires aim, the mental calibration of distance, weight, and velocity to actually get the ball in the hoop; rolling down hills and somersaults develops our vestibular and proprioceptive systems to know when we are upside down and right side up. What seems like child’s play is really brain development.
However, your child’s learning disability won’t go away by just telling them to go outside and play. We need to have a more strategic approach to make change. Quite often our children’s senses, and therefore brains, are underdeveloped in particular areas and overdeveloped in others. It is important to isolate the deficiencies, strengthen them, and balance the brain. It is possible, with proper stimulation, to rebuild the weak systems in the brain, balance the brain hemispheres, and make the brain connections needed to eliminate learning struggles.
The Organized Mind offers a 12 week program that can create this change and balance. The Organized Mind program is achieved through consistent targeted stimulation. The program addresses the Primitive Reflexes that could be hi-jacking your child’s learning, explains how balancing the brain hemispheres could make it all go away, and discusses basic nutrition and supplements all kids should probably be taking. The Organized Mind program is a simple program that creates great results.
Keep reading to find out each disability’s suspected barriers, their particular characteristics, how all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together, and how our program might help.