Dyslexia Treatment

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability among children and is marked by difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Common symptoms of dyslexia include letter and number reversal, reading comprehension challenges, eyestrain and focus problems, and difficulty sounding out letters and words. Some children who have dyslexia may also exhibit difficulties with…

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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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Spatial Awareness

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.

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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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Learning Breakthrough’s Impact on Handwriting

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…

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