IS OUTGROWING LEARNING PROBLEMS A MYTH?
How Brain Training Works
Parents, the truth is… waiting for your child to “grow out of” learning, reading, or attention difficulties is not really an option. Learning struggles rarely go away with time. On the contrary, waiting and hoping a problem will go away without appropriate intervention will only lead to frustration, poor grades, low motivation, and time wasted in school. What should you do? If you sense a struggle, find help now before an undiscovered learning weakness permanently limits your child’s potential. There are easy, affordable steps you can take. If you fear that your child has a learning disability, the first step is to have his or her cognitive skills tested. Cognitive skills testing will uncover the source of the struggle, and guide you to a training strategy that can make the difference.
Parents, the truth is… intelligence is not fixed or unchanging! Potential is the possibility that something can develop or become actual. Obviously your child has the potential to actually improve reading, spelling, comprehension, and change overall intelligence, as science now proves. The “gap” between untapped potential and a child’s performance can be closed with the right brain training. If this weren’t possible any efforts aimed at improvementâ€”study, practice, drillsâ€”would be meaningless. Tell that to the winner of the school spelling bee, accomplished musician, or star athlete! What can you do? Uncover the source of what’s keeping your child’s full potential from being released. Have his or her cognitive skills tested to reveal these “gaps” caused by cognitive weaknesses. The test results will guide you to a powerful training strategy to help your child realize his or her own potential. If cognitive skills weaknesses are at the root of your child’s trouble, traditional solutions like tutoring might not be the answer.
Tutoring is simply re-teaching what should have been learned the first time! Going over something again and again may have some benefits, but to truly improve cognitive learning skills, most people need something more powerful than tutoring. If all you want is to help your child pass a class, then tutoring may be the quick fix you are looking for. But if you desire revolutionized learning and lifelong educational success, LearningRx is the solution. No amount of tutoring or extra homework will improve brain performance the way LearningRx does.
WHAT MOMS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
8/10 of the parents, who believed in Singapore Brain Development Centre’s Brain Training programs, have children who have Sensory Processing Issues. Sensory processing disorder is a sort of `traffic jam’ in the brain. Some bits of sensory information get `tied up in traffic,’ and certain parts of the brain do not get the sensory information they need to do their jobs.” (Ayres, p. 51)
Some moms who we met struggled with their children’s behavioral issues, as early as when they were a toddler. Yet, some moms, feedback that the issues they thought could be overcome when their child grows older; as with the adage, “you grow wiser as you grow older,” became a nightmare to them as they experienced the opposite of a worsened condition in their child.
Truth be told, your child do not outgrow sensory processing issues as they get older. Early intervention or treatment is required to assist the child’s development including emotional and social. Here at Singapore Brain Development Centre, our treatment for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a fun, play-based intervention that takes place in a sensory-rich environment. We use occupational therapy programs for treatment of SPD or sensory issues in disorders such as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Autism or Sensory imbalances. It may be supplemented with listening therapy or other complimentary therapies.
To Moms and Dads, you may wish to spend sometime to go through the following Checklist to find out if your child is struggling with Sensory Processing Issues, and if so, we urge you to seek treatment as soon as possible, without any further delay, let us at Singapore Brain Development Centre help your child to overcome these issues for his developmental needs; and for his brighter future.
Checklist to Gauge Sensory & Behavior Patterns by Singapore Brain Development Centre:
For troubled parents with struggling children in the special needs areas; of which for this case of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), let Singapore Brain ease your worries and let us help improve the life of your child through our specialised Brain Training programs. Contact us today.
HOW BRAIN TRAINING CAN HELP SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN LEAD A BETTER LIFE
In the recent months, Singapore Brain Development Centre has received an increase in the number of enquiries from parents of special needs children in the areas of their children’s developmental issues. As we listened and took an understanding of the issues faced by struggling children as with troubled parents, we would like to share how our customized program of Brain Training, together with our specialized child gym training program could integrate and help special needs children to lead a better life.
In this article, we would be sharing on a case study of how Singapore Brain’s program has helped in a Global Developmental Delay child, named *Isabelle, to improve on her overall cognitive skills as well as in her overall behavioral issues. *Name has been changed to protect the identity of the student.
Global developmental delay is a term used to describe a generalized intellectual disability that is usually characterized by lower than average intellectual functioning along with significant limitations in at least two other areas of development. Common signs of global developmental delay include delayed acquisition of milestones (e.g., sitting up, crawling, walking), limited reasoning or conceptual abilities, poor social skills and judgement, aggressive behaviour as a coping skill, and communication difficulties.
Global developmental delay has many causes which, as an end result, affect the functioning of the central nervous system. Causes can be genetic (e.g., Fragile X syndrome), or metabolic (e.g., PKU), prenatal (e.g., rubella or birth trauma), perinatal (e.g., prematurity or the result of a childhood injury or infection). Sometimes the cause for the condition is undetermined.
How Brain Training has helped Isabelle
Isabelle, a 9-year-old child, first came to Singapore Brain in January 2015 after being diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay. She also showed symptoms of sensory issues such as movement and regulation issues, which will affect her judgment and perceptual abilities. She has difficulty in sequencing and recognizing patterns, which will affect her ability to perform in Mathematics subject, although she has shown better response in terms of her language ability.
Singapore Brain conducted a Clinical Test (CT), which would measure individual cognitive and decoding skills, on Isabelle. The CT includes sub tests of the six major skill groups and a rating survey for Attention. The six skill group sub tests cover Processing Speed, Working Memory, Long-Term Memory, Visual Processing, Auditory Processing, and Logic & Reasoning.
The assessment resulted in Isabelle’s overall cognitive ability that fell in the lower range of 1.85 years below her age, which displayed signs of cognitive delay based on her chronological age of 9 year old. Isabelle was also weaker in her Processing speed skills, Working Memory skills, Logic Reasoning skills, and Word Attack skills. In addition, she also presented significantly weak in her Auditory skills, Processing Speed skills, and Visual Processing skills.
Having gone through Singapore Brain’s program for over a span of 7 months, where we customised a training program consisting of specialized child gym training and sensory integration exercises targeted to improve Isabelle’s fine motor skills and Brain Training program, Isabelle has shown tremendous improvements; from being able to successfully get adjusted to the environment better and positively to being able to complete tasks such as school assignments in an effective pace. Isabelle is also able to create conversations with her classmates, parents, family members as well as with her teachers and trainers in Singapore Brain; where her social skills were no longer how it were when she first came in as being very shy and afraid of people surrounding her.
The trainers at Singapore Brain are very proud upon seeing her developmental improvements. How did we do it? How did a child, as to which a delayed child be able to function and improve so much better and faster after going through our program? Because, we believe that all children can and will be able to maximise his/her brain’s potential to the fullest, and that through patience and the right treatments of our Brain training program; over a course of time, yes, a delayed child like Isabelle, will be able to achieve optimistic results in her overall cognitive abilities.
For troubled parents with struggling children in the special needs areas; of which for this case of Global developmental delay (GDD), let Singapore Brain ease your worries and let us help improve the life of your child through our specialised Brain Training programs.
Contact us today for a Free evaluation of your child.