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A s a parent, watching your child struggle with challenges can be heartbreaking.  Trying to understand “why” and piece together the right “help” can be confusing.  When results fall short of your expectation or your child begins to plateau, continuing with more of the same strategy can be frustrating and stressful for your entire family.  

We understand the challenge

Understanding what is happening in the brain of a child with challenges is critical to developing a strategy for lasting change, whether your child has a formal diagnosis or not.  There is no magic bullet or one single intervention that can do it all, however, there is a more effective approach to creating your strategy.  

Foundation for growth… communication

Neurological efficiency and organization are terms used to identify your brain’s ability to receive, process and respond to input.   When the brain and neuropathways are communicating efficiently, input is received and processed efficiently, producing timely, organized responses.   In turn, inefficiencies in communication effect how the brain receives input, slows processing, and results in disorganized responses.  

Getting to the root of the problem 

Neurologic inefficiency and processing overload, explain the symptoms seen in a long list of disorders, including but not limited to, ASD, ADHD, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, and ataxia.  No matter what name might be attached to a symptom it can be traced back to inefficient communication from neuropathways between the body and a region of the brain called the sub-cortex.      

The cause of inefficiency… summed up in one word

Stress… undue stress and overload can be brought on by a number of variables.  These include milestone delay, a chemical/emotional/physical trauma, or increase in environmental demand. 

When the brain perceives stress it adapts by activating a protective response.  This natural response is “temporarily” activated within the sub-cortex of the brain in an effort to help restore order.  This is appropriately called the stress response.  

When the brain’s stress response is activated “consistently”, over time neuropathways and sub-cortical structures are altered structurally and functionally.  Thus altering the efficiency of how environmental demands and input are received and processed.

 

Paving the pathways for change

While the brain adapts for protection against stress… it can also be asked to adapt for re-organization. 

The brain’s ability to grow neural connections throughout one’s lifespan is based upon what science calls neuroplasticity.  We understand the relationship between the brain and body, the brains perception of stress, and the brain’s ability to remodel.  

The more efficient and organized your child’s neurological foundation can become, the greater their response to interventions.  Functional Neuromotor Activation Technique promotes neurological organization, establishing a more efficient foundation for growth.  An efficient foundation, expedites progress, breaks plateaus and supports other interventions for lasting, life changing results.    

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