Development


Learning at a biological level involves the 'connections' in the brain. A child is born with a starting set of connections, which assists in the traversing of the birth canal and basic needs like suckling and grasping.

These basic 'connection structures' are associated with 'birth reflex actions'.

These neural structures continue to develop and are 'reorganised' as the child matures. As the need for a particular reflex wanes, that reflex should be inhibited and cease to function giving precedence to the next set of reflexes needed for continued development.

Once the structural issues have been addressed and any resulting developmental issues have been remedied, it is time to look again at the academic concepts which may have been poorly assimilated in the initial teaching.


For further information about development - Primitive and Postural Reflexes
published by The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology INPP

 

Are Primitive Reflexes Interfearing with Your Child's Ability to Learn?

Learning and behaviour are products of how the brain and body work together.

In order to read, a child needs to have developed smooth eye movements; writing demands the additional skill of getting eyes and hand to work together and all motor skills are linked in some way to the functioning of balance – even the ability to sit still! Any problems in these areas will undermine a child's ability to achieve in the classroom and are not necessarily connected to intelligence.

The key to success is in pinpointing the child's developmental level of difficulty. Once this has been identified, simple exercises aimed at the level of the child's problem can help to re-educate pathways between the brain and the body creating a secure foundation for all aspects of learning.

Fill out the INPP Childrens' Questionnaire

7 or more 'yes' answers is a positive indicator for further investigation
 

Are Vision Disorders Interfearing with Your Child's Ability to Learn?
Fill out the Vision Questionnaire

If your child experiences one or more of the above symptoms, he or she should be evaluated by a Vision Deficiency Specialist, or an optometrist specialising in vision therapy, to determine whether previously undiagnosed disorders of visual function may be interfearing with your child's ability to learn.
 


Auditory Integration Training.

AIT addresses disorders of the auditory system, such as hearing loss or hearing distortion (hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or asymmetrical hearing).
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A Checklist for Parents.
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A Checklist for Adults.
Fill out the AIT Adults' Questionnaire
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