The Learning Breakthrough Program™ addresses brain processing issues that are critical to brain injury and stroke rehabilitation by improving sensory integration coordination that directly impacts optimal motor skills and cognitive function so that one’s internal control system is balanced and repaired along with the outside (or physical) repair.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate or severe depending on the extent of damage to the brain. Stroke and brain surgery patients are often treated with the same types of therapies as TBI patients since the brain often suffers from the same types of deficits and requires the same types of treatment in order to be healed.
Activities like those of the Learning Breakthrough Program that involve precise balance, space-time judgments, and a feedback component are likely to be the most powerful and effective activities available for improving brain processing efficiency and sensory integration ability. When a person engages in balance activities that require motor skill and sensory integration abilities, the brain utilizes neural networks to organize and execute the activities effectively. As the difficulty of an activity increases the number of neurons the network requires to perform the task increases. As the number of neurons in a network grows, the network becomes more efficient. Consequently, balance activities, which incorporate increasing levels of difficulty on the Belgau Balance Board, have the effect of constantly building and creating more extensive neural networks. Because the neural networks that are affected by balance activities are the same ones that are responsible for the resolution of the brain’s visual, auditory, motor, and sensory processes, balance activities that promote motor skill development improve the efficiency of the brain.
The existence of these processes give us the ability to lead normal productive lives. It follows that therapies which increase the resolution and efficiency of these systems can have a dramatically positive impact among those working to rehabilitate a traumatic brain injury or stroke.
Rehabilitation professionals who treat stroke and brain injured patients know the important role sensory integration and balance therapies have in improving the quality of a patient’s life. The Learning Breakthrough Program is a program designed to improve brain processing function through the integration of motor skill activities and balance at the brain’s most foundational level.
The Learning Breakthrough Program™ effects the brain’s neural networks in order to: