Integration Between the Two Hemispheres of the Brain The human brain is composed of two hemispheres, the left and right, which function like two networked computers. The left hemisphere receives motor and sensory input from the right side of the body and the right hemisphere receives input from the left side of the body. When…Details
Spatial awareness is the organized perception, tracking and monitoring of the objects in the space around us as well as our body’s position in that same space. Without this awareness we would not be able to pick food up from our plates and put it in our mouth. We would have trouble reading because we could not see the letters in their correct relation to each other and to the page. Athletes would not have the precise awareness of the position of other players on the field and the movement of the ball which is necessary to play effectively. It is another fundamental brain function that informs all higher level cognitive activities.
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.Details
Balance as the Central Component In order to understand why the Learning Breakthrough Program focuses so much on balance stimulation, one must understand the central role that balance (vestibular system) plays in the biological functioning of all of the brain’s activity. As a child grows in the womb, the vestibular system becomes the first set…Details
Since 1982, hundreds of educators and therapists have brought the Learning Breakthrough Program to students for a wide variety of issues. The foundational brain structures that the program focusses on make this powerful, drug-free approach suitable for a wide array of challenges as well as general “brain fitness” for those without any specific challenges. Schools…Details
Impact on Hand Writing. The Learning Breakthrough Program uses balance as a central component in addressing brain processing difficulties. Program activities help develop greater integration between the two hemispheres of the brain and vital connections to many other brain structures necessary to improve the task of writing. The ability to write neatly and quickly is an…Details
The Learning Breakthrough Program has a profound impact on neural network development and the brain’s recall efficiency, both of which affect memory and the retrieval of information.
The dictionary defines memory as the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience. Memory functions are among the most basic and critical brain functions that human beings rely on for nearly all of the activities that make life meaningful. It is also the case that the efficiency with which we “remember” things (i.e.-process, retain and recall information) is crucial to improving cognitive ability.Details
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…Details
Dr. Edward Hallowell on Neuroplasticity, Sensory Processing, Alternative Learning Programs and Vision Therapy
Learning Breakthrough is one of the alternative therapy programs that I use and recommend to clients in my Hallowell Centers and also to my readers across the world. Clients continue to ask about the program, and the ones who have stayed in the program for an extended period of time have reported positive results. I…Details
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…Details