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Have you ever given directions to your child and then repeated them several times because he failed to act upon them? The problem may not be his hearing or his self-discipline; rather, it may be the result of a processing disorder. A processing disorder occurs when a child’s brain cannot properly process information. A child may have a visual, auditory, or sensory processing disorder. These types of disorders can often give rise to behavioral issues and academic delays.
Visual Processing Disorder
As the name implies, a visual processing disorder affects a child’s ability to interpret visual information. Initially, a child with a visual processing disorder may be thought to have a learning disability because he struggles to differentiate between letters. This type of disorder also causes difficulties with color, shape, size, and object differentiation. You might notice that your child displays behavioral issues such as frequently falling down or bumping into things because of impaired spatial awareness.
Auditory Processing Disorder
An auditory processing disorder occurs when the brain has trouble interpreting and remembering spoken information or other sounds. Children with this type of processing disorder may have a particularly challenging time in noisy environments, such as loud classrooms. You may notice that your child struggles academically and behaviorally because he has trouble following verbal directions. He might also have trouble with sound discrimination.
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory processing disorder, or sensory integration dysfunction, occurs when a child either over-responds or under-responds to environmental stimuli, such as lights, sounds, textures, and odors. Youngsters who are hyposensitive may have an unusually high tolerance for discomfort and may engage in risky behaviors. Those who are hypersensitive may have behavioral challenges such as meltdowns when they are overwhelmed with sensory stimuli.
The drug-free, whole-child approach available at The Brain Balance Achievement Centers can help children with a wide range of challenges, including behavioral issues, ADHD, and processing disorders. Our program is customized to the unique needs of each individual child to ensure the best possible outcome. We invite parents to call our location in Charlotte at (888) 581-4937; in Greenville at (864) 613-4206; or in Cornelius at (704) 269-4281.
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If your child has predominantly hyperactive ADHD, you may have described him as “bouncing off the walls” and you’ve probably asked him to go release some of that energy outdoors. According to child behavioral experts, outdoor play is actually critical for healthy childhood development, particularly for youngsters with ADHD. You can encourage a child with ADHD to express himself in a healthy manner by signing him up for team sports. Enroll your child in a sports team he’s interested in, such as baseball or soccer.
Individual activities such as kicking a ball around the backyard or doing some outdoor yoga are also beneficial for a child with ADHD. However, remember to give your child some unstructured playtime as well, during which he can express his creativity. Other healthy outdoor activities include going for nature walks, helping out with the yard work, or building birdfeeders.
The dedicated team at The Brain Balance Achievement Centers can help your child reduce or even eliminate his ADHD symptoms through our unique, drug-free approach. Explore our website to learn more or call our Charlotte location at (888) 581-4937, our Greenville location at (864) 613-4206, or our Cornelius location at (704) 269-4281.
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Many children with learning and behavioral issues also display difficulties with motor skills. In fact, children with ADHD are frequently found to have impaired coordination and poor mechanical skills, which can affect self-esteem as children grow older and increasingly interact with others. Fortunately, sensory motor training is an effective method of resolving the underlying causes of motor skill impairment and behavioral issues. The proprietary Brain Balance Program implements sensory motor training for children as part of our unique, whole-child approach.
The functions of the body and the brain are dependent upon each other; they work together to enable children to do everything from kick a soccer ball to answer an exam question. Scientific studies have demonstrated associations between sensory impairment and behavioral issues. The Brain Balance Program assesses each sensory area, including hearing, vision, spatial perception, and proprioception, or the sense of one’s self in relation to the environment.
Sensory Motor Training
Once a child’s specific sensory and behavioral challenges are identified, a customized program is developed to improve sensory motor skills. The improvement of sensory motor skills is fundamental for the success of any academic or behavioral improvement program. Some examples of sensory motor skills children may have difficulty with include bilateral coordination, rhythm and timing, and muscle coordination. A child’s program may include exercises designed to improve core stability, gait, primitive reflexes, balance, and much more.
To resolve a child’s sensory motor and behavioral issues, real-time integration is critical. This is why our child behavioral experts use same-timing techniques, which stimulate a child’s weaker brain hemisphere to balance both hemispheres. Same-timing techniques facilitate connectivity across the hemispheres of the brain.
The Brain Balance Program provides a drug-free approach toward resolving the underlying causes of learning and behavioral issues, including ADHD and sensory motor problems. Parents are invited to schedule a comprehensive assessment for their children at The Brain Balance Achievement Centers. To reach us, call our Charlotte location at (888) 581-4937, our Greenville location at (864) 613-4206, or our Cornelius location at (704) 269-4281.
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Dr. Melillo, the founder of The Brain Balance Achievement Centers and the author of several books on developmental disorders and behavioral disorders in children, sat down with Fox Health News. In his interview, Dr. Melillo discusses the growing epidemic of behavioral and learning disorders in children. He explains how environmental factors, such as maternal diabetes and obesity, can significantly increase a child’s risk of having challenges later in life.
Watch this video to hear Dr. Melillo explain how the brain regulates the body. He discusses how the different hemispheres of the brain may develop differently, causing an unevenness in skills.
If you have noticed any symptoms of behavioral issues such as ADHD in your child, consider scheduling a consultation at The Brain Balance Achievement Centers. You can contact our Charlotte location at (888) 581-4937, our Greenville location at (864) 613-4206, or our Cornelius location at (704) 269-4281.
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According to the U.S. Department of Education, one out of every five children in the United States is dealing with a learning disability. A learning disability can be defined as anything from trouble with reading or writing to problems with motor skills. The sooner you detect any signs of a potential learning disability in your child, the sooner you can work with a learning and behavioral expert to get the help your child needs.
Some common symptoms of a learning disability in younger children include difficulty following simple directions, trouble pronouncing words, and an inability to grasp basic math concepts. In older children, warning signs include poor spelling or handwriting, difficulty reading, and poor organizational skills. If you think that your child may have a learning disability, it’s important that you seek professional assistance as soon as possible.
You can get help for your child’s learning disability and behavioral issues by contacting The Brain Balance Achievement Centers. To get started today, call our Charlotte location at (888) 581-4937, our Greenville location at (864) 613-4206, or our Cornelius location at (704) 269-4281.