Frequently Asked Questions
Does this program work with adults as well as children?
Absolutely! Because of neural plasticity, neurological 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 only build connections in our pons and midbrain and integrate primitive reflexes when we do specific movements. From our experience, it is best to think of this type of brain development as a commitment of at least a year because we are essentially re-creating the first year of life through movement.
We have seen some participants whose pons and midbrain 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?
Click here to watch our free workshop where we show you how the pons and midbrain affect your child’s behavior, and we give you 3 techniques you can start using right away.
Once you have completed watching the workshop we will also give you a free 60-minute Brain Development Session so we can create a custom roadmap for you to have the same success as Alma.
How do I know if I or my child will benefit from brain organization?
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, “learning disabled”, and more.
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.
Once the brain is organized, do I have to still do the exercises?
No. Once the brain is 100% organized, your child will have the connections needed to succeed and tackle any challenge presented.
However, challenges do arise in life, and they will now have the tools that they need and they will now be equipped to handle new challenges arise for the rest of their life.
What changes can I expect to see?
Each person is different and the rate of change differs. At first, you may notice a calmer approach to everyday situations and challenges as their nervous system is getting the input it needs. They will also be able to articulate their feelings more clearly as this is an important part of our curriculum.
From there, you will most likely see improved eye contact, coordination, and fewer tantrums. Over time you will notice incremental changes in the family dynamic due to these more obvious changes.
The sky’s the limit and we are amazed at the brain’s ability to change!
How long does it take to see the changes?
Generally, kids and adults who are diligently doing the daily brain work on a consistent basis will see changes within a matter of weeks. The changes continue as they progress through the brain exercises as they work on strengthening different parts of the brain.
What is the philosophy behind this method?
Our program incorporates several key theories and research done to improve brain plasticity. We’ve combined the techniques that originate from the research of several luminaries in the industry. Some key areas are:
Primitive reflexes: These are muscle reactions, originating in the central nervous system that emerges in utero and is 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 that 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.
We’ve tried so many interventions and therapies, how do I know this will help?
Alma has experienced for herself, and has seen through the thousands of families she has worked with, that many therapies can be very slow, and sometimes seem to not work at all because the brain is not ready for these types of therapies.
Speech therapy, OT, PT, ABA, and more can be overwhelming and frustrating for a child that does not have the basic foundations of the brain developed. For example, with Alma’s children, speech therapy was not working until she did the pons and midbrain development we teach at BrainWorx. Once that foundation was developed, her children’s speech exploded. So if you’re wondering why therapy is not working, this is probably the reason.
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