What Else Does Brain Fitness Strategies Address?
These behaviors can be caused by active primitive reflexes—your child’s “original operating system” that builds their nervous system from conception to age three. When these reflexes are still “turned on” after age three, your child will struggle with learning, behavior and coordination challenges. You already know that doing more drills and repetition only causes frustration and lowers your child’s self-esteem, making them even more vulnerable to hanging with the “wrong crowd” or worse—self-medicating. Schedule a complimentary Brain Fitness Assessment right now to begin addressing the core problem.
“I used to lay in bed at night, and pray and pray about her speech. This was definitely the answer to those prayers.”
When my 4-year-old daughter, Eden, was between 18 months and 2 years old, I noticed that her speech was no longer developing. Compared to other toddlers her age, she was behind in both vocabulary and articulation. I was concerned, but friends and family assured me that all kids develop differently and that she would catch up eventually. I tried to believe this for a long time, but when she was two, I took her to her pediatrician and voiced my concerns. Read More…
“He’s now excelling in school!”
When Reverend Marlin Lavanhar of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, OK, contacted us, his son struggled with anxiety. His son’s private school suggested that he wasn’t doing well enough to progress to 4th grade and that his parents might want to find him a new school. Marlin and his wife, Anitra, hired Paul and Susan Phariss of Brain Fitness Strategies to work with their son. After just three months, Elias went back to his private school in 4th grade on a probationary basis. Now his teachers say he is a model student and can’t figure out why they thought he wouldn’t be able to succeed in 4th grade. Elias gained physical coordination, social skills, ability to relate to other kids and adults, core muscle strength, and raised his grades to A’s and B’s. “He’s now excelling in school!”
“Literally within 2 days his attitude toward school in general completely changed. He was excited to go to school.”
My son, Luke, was 4 years old when we were introduced to Brain Fitness Strategies. I was eager to learn how to help my son adjust to stressors in a healthier way. He had developed a habit of laying down on the ground whenever he felt extreme disappointment or frustration. He would lay there regardless of the circumstances around him. This happened at school and church. For example, one day a child took a book away from him at school. He threw himself onto the floor and stayed there even as students began walking over him to get to their desks. Read More…
Marian and Earl King are happy clients of Brain Fitness Strategies. Their son used to take all evening to get his homework done, constantly ranting about his social conflicts in school. With the help of Rhythmic Movement Practitioners Paul and Susan Phariss, their son improved dramatically, quickly raising his grades to all A’s and one B—and getting rid of his IEP. After this video was made, he was able to get into the prestigious Catholic school they dreamed of—because he no longer had an IEP for learning, behavior, and coordination challenges.
We asked award-winning Special Education Teacher Melissa Lytle what were the biggest changes she noticed in Sam. Sam was the first student in our Rhythmic Movement Training study to notice the movements were helping him and to decide to do the movements every day. Sam’s reading speed “skyrocketed”, he became more outgoing, gained friends, became a leader, and is a happier student.
“Grant’s reading has been improving. You will be happy to know his reading speed was 35 WPM at the beginning of the year. In his most recent test he was reading at 85 WPM! So I would say we are on the right track!”
Charlotte Swingle, North Richland Hills, TX
“When I speak to him, he hears me— there’s no wall or barrier in the way. I’m not repeating myself over and over and over… and when I say something, I see wheels turning in his head and he actually answers me back, on topic. His thoughts and words are flowing smoothly in his head and he can express them fluently 90% of the time. Just in the past few days I noticed he can play games without being a sore loser and my other children are noticeably happier. They don’t have to keep living in the shadow of his meltdowns.”
Rochel Gurkow, Client Brooklyn, NY
“Tyler came to me as an uncooperative fifth grade student prone to temper tantrums, melting down at the smallest frustration. He would cry, kick, and be generally upset for hours on end. The first change I noticed during the neurodevelopmental study was that Tyler began to recover more quickly from his outbursts. Then I noticed that he began to participate more during group activities with Paul and Susan. Tyler’s teachers noticed that he doesn’t become as easily frustrated and is able to interact with his classmates in a positive way. Tyler went from being a reluctant reader to a student who carries a library book with him at all times. He even reads while he is walking! It is really amazing to think about how much progress he has made in a short time.”
Melissa Lytle , Special Education Teacher, Bixby, OK