Helping children reach their full potential

Neuro-Motor Developmental Treatment

Brain and Behaviour Enhancement
Neuro-Motor Developmental Treatment

Many children struggle with reading, writing, co-ordination, behavioural and sensory challenges associated with immaturities in motor development.

Brain and Behaviour Enhancement provides an individualised, home-based movement programme to help children overcome their challenges at home, in school and with extra-curricular activities.

Advice and guidance on the implementation of behavioural management and emotional regulation strategies are also offered at the clinic.

WHY DO PARENTS BRING THEIR CHILDREN?

Parents bring their child to Brain and Behaviour Enhancement because they, or the child’s teacher, recognise some of the challenges outlined below

Specific learning challenges

Reading and maths

  • Dyslexia
  • Poor spelling
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Skips words when reading
  • Loses place on the page
  • Skips lines
  • Dyscalculia
  • Poor working memory

Writing

  • Dysgraphia
  • Writing is slow
  • Hand tires easily
  • Awkward pencil grip
  • Writing pulls away from the margin as it progresses down the page
  • Writing as if the whole body is involved in the task
  • Tongue out when writing
  • Leans head over the page or on the desk when writing
  • Tucks one or both legs under bottom when sitting

Concentration

  • Poor organisation and planning
  • Short attention span
  • Day-dreams
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Losing or forgetting items
  • Distracts others

Specific physical challenges

Co-ordination

  • Late learning to cycle a bicycle
  • Avoidance of or poor at ball sports
  • Difficulty learning to swim
  • Problem tying shoe laces
  • Slow at getting dressed
  • Dyspraxia
  • Runs awkwardly
  • Problem learning to skip
  • Overcautious or difficulty climbing stairs
  • Messy eating/spilling at meal-times

Sensory

  • Sensitive to some sounds
  • Sensitive to some textures on clothes
  • Avoids or seeks out rough play
  • Dislikes certain textures of food
  • Dislikes having nails cut

other challenges

Emotional/Behavioural

  • Immature behaviour
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety/panic attack
  • Overreacts to situations

Social/Playground

  • Difficulty establishing and retaining friends
  • Prefers to play with younger children
  • Often is more comfortable in adult company
  • Seeks a quiet area in playground
  • Usually the last to be picked by peers to be on the sports team in the playground
  • Falls over more than peers when playing

WHAT KIND OF BENEFITS DO PEOPLE SEE FROM THE PROGRAMME?

Improvement in the child’s self-esteem and confidence is what parents usually comment on first. Balance and coordination are also mentioned among the initial improvements. Parents and teachers frequently comment on improved concentration, focus, ability to socially interact as well as engagement in extra-curricular activities. Later in the programme, improvements in classroom behaviour, reading, writing, and interaction with peers in the playground are observed.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY