Oct 12 2009
New brain research is unlocking long-standing mysteries, explaining how the brain trains itself and how human beings develop their superior cognitive skills. New scanning tools (FMRI, SPECT, QEEG, etc.) are advancing neurology's understanding of a process called neuroplasticity and shedding light on a simple looking balance and movement regimen used since 1982 by developmental specialists to treat people with ADHD, Dyslexia and other learning differences.
The Hallowell Centers in NYC and Boston are now using and recommending a simple exercise program as part of their comprehensive "strength-based" ADHD treatment model described in several of Hallowell's bestselling books. It offers what Hallowell calls, "a neuro-stimulation treatment that helps those suffering from attention (ADHD) and learning challenges get to the root of the problem instead of merely treating the symptoms. By looking into the underling learning structures and how the brain develops, we are seeing a model for strengthening our natural abilities and unlocking natural gifts that formally were hidden behind negative diagnoses, labels and ineffective therapies."
The Learning Breakthrough Program(TM) is a series of movement and eye-tracking exercises done on a uniquely designed balance board. Scientific observations are confirming that uncapped innate abilities lie behind remarkably simple neurological barriers. Removing these barriers is the essence of the neuroplasticy model and the intended affect of this deceptively simple exercise program for ADHD, Dyslexia and other learning differences.
"It is crucial that the world of education reject the disability model and replace it with a strength--based model, a model that asserts every brain possesses talents. It is up to teachers and parents to work with students to develop those talents," says Dr. Hallowell.
Children and adults who perform the exercises report improved abilities in reading (Dyslexia), writing and mathematics as well as better memory, comprehension, focus (ADHD), communications skills, self-esteem and athletic ability. The program has been revised and is now suitable for use in the home.
Human Performance Group LLC