Frequently Asked Questions
Does this program work with adults as well as children?
Absolutely! Because of neural plasticity, neuralogical reorganization and reflex integration can ignite the brain at any age, allowing anyone to make new neural connections that give them the functionality to automatically regulate anxiety, increase focus, and improve executive function.
How long does it take to organize my brain?
We are only building connections in our brain while we’re doing the specific movements that develop the lower regions of the brain and integrate primitive reflexes. From our experience, it is best to think of it as a commitment of at least a year. We have seen some participants whose brain development was completed in less time and some who took longer. It all depends on each person’s starting point and how much of the brain work is done at home.
How do I get started?
Submit a request for a free BrainWorx assessment through the Contact Us page. We will contact you to set up a free phone consultation so we can get a better idea of what your personal goals are and figure out how we can work together to achieve them. This will allow us to identify your specific brain organization level and needs.
How do I know if I or my child will benefit from brain organization?
Almost anyone can benefit from doing the brain work – even parents! We see the most changes in kids who have been diagnosed and labeled with ADD/ADHD, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, dyspraxia and “learning disabled”. We’ve helped plenty of children who have not had a formal diagnosis or label but are suffering from frequent tantrums, difficulties with executive functioning, anxiety, coordination challenges, gross and fine motor issues, inability to focus and difficulty with social interactions.
What happens in a typical session?
The session starts with some activities to help stimulate the brain and make sure everyone is ready to move forward. Most of the work is done on the floor with exercises that are targeted to strengthen the part of the brain that hasn’t fully developed. We make sure to keep the exercises fun and engaging for the entire hour.
How many sessions do we need?
Once the brain is organized, do I have to still do the exercises?
How often does my child need to come to the session?
Is there any work that we need to do at home?
Yes, with our custom program we will give you the tools you need to do the brainwork at home. Generally speaking, it’s about 20 minutes of daily brain exercises.
What changes can I expect to see?
How long does it take to see the changes?
What is the philosophy behind this method?
– Primitive reflexes – These are muscle reactions, originating in the central nervous system that emerge in utero and are present at birth and happen automatically in response to certain types of stimulation. In most cases, these reflexes integrate as children move through childhood. If primitive reflexes are still present when they are no longer developmentally appropriate, it can be a sign of nervous system interference, immaturity or brain damage. We work to identify which reflexes your child has retained and work and customize a program to work to improve these neural connections.
– Patterning – initially pioneered by Glen Doman and Carl Delacato, patterning involves a series of bodily exercises, and other activities to “rewire” the brain.
– Sensory integration – Sensory integration is a specialty area of occupational therapy that is based on over 40 years of theory and research and it takes into account how each individual views and interprets the world around them. Originally developed by A. Jean Ayres PhD, OTR, sensory integration involves movement challenges which gradually increase in complexity over time. We will discuss with you modifications that you and the child’s teacher can make in their environment to provide the child with the needed stimulation throughout the day.