Proprioception

Proprioception

The brain constantly engages in a process designed to position the body based on the information it receives from our senses. This ability is made possible because of the existence of proprioceptive processes. Proprioception can be explained as the awareness of movement and body position. Sometimes is is also defined as the body’s joint and muscle positioning system. Effective proprioceptive processes are dependent upon the ability of the brain to integrate information from all of the sensory systems including feedback from muscles, joints, vision, the tactile sense (touch/pressure) and the sense of balance (vestibular system).

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Binocular Teaming

Binocular teaming is the ability of both eyes to work together to provide accurate information to the brain. Binocularity and stereopsis (the working together of the two eyes in providing different views to the brain which are integrated into one image) are important visual processing skills and are responsible for providing depth perception. These visual…

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Sequencing

Sequencing Studies have validated the premise that Attention Deficit Disorder is a reliable predictor of motor skill deficiencies. It has also been identified that approximately half of all children with developmental coordination disorders suffer from varying degrees of ADHD and that children with motor skill disorders experience restricted reading abilities. A variety of motor skill…

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Sensory Integration

sensory integration

Human beings are generally described as having have five senses, but live in one world. In order to form a complete and accurate picture of the world around us, we need to integrate the information from all of our senses so that we can match the sound of a jet engine with the small silver streak overhead, or small round object we feel with our hands with the white baseball we see with our eyes.

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The Gifted and Talented Children Learning Gap

Gifted or talented children present their parents and educators with a number of important challenges. Learning Breakthrough ProgramTM activities form a foundation on which these students can build their academic careers and make the most out of their unique potential… and the same is true for “average” students as well! Most psychologists and guidance professionals…

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What are Targeted Exercises for Brain Fitness?

Recent scientific studies have clearly shown that aerobic exercise is good for your brain health. Healthier brains help people with learning and attention difficulties, such as Dyslexia and ADHD. Did you know that since the early 1980’s, developmental specialists have used specific, targeted exercises, developed by Dr. Frank Belgau, to dramatically help these children and…

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