Brain Fit Gym For Kids
Our Brain Fitness Program will help your child improve behavioral, emotional, cognitive, physical and sensory motor skills while enhancing their self esteem.
Studies repeatedly confirm the importance of timing and rhythm for human performance.
According to IM research, improving neuro-timing can result in better function in the following areas:
Sensory Processing activity to address a number of developmental issues among children. Although this might be considered a non-traditional approach, its effectiveness in helping children with certain developmental delays cannot be ignored. Learn about Sensory Integration and Sensory Integration activity what is involved, and why it is gaining more and more attention from medical professionals and families alike.
A lack of impulse control is at the root of many behavior problems. An impulsive 6-year-old may hit when he doesn't get his way and an impulsive 16-year-old may share inappropriate content on social media without thinking about the potential ramifications. Without appropriate intervention, impulsive behaviors can get worse over time. But the good news is, you can teach your child impulse control techniques.
In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without being distracted, but in fact is comprised of several different elements that must be effectively managed.But this doesn’t mean that single-minded focus is not of paramount importance. We involve the kids in the activities with the help of which kids can learn that how to FOCUS on the particuler things
All parents anticipate and track their child's development, and the majority of the time children meet their milestones on time. However, some parents get concerned when their child doesn't do something by the age he or she is "supposed to." It's even worse when a friend or relative is telling you all the amazing things his or her child is doing that yours is not. In such type of cases we help parents and with the help of different activities we try to get the actual development in your kids .
Cognitive abilities are brain-based skills we need to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex. They have more to do with the mechanisms of how we learn, remember, problem-solve, and pay attention, rather than with any actual knowledge. For instance, answering the telephone involves perception (hearing the ring tone), decision taking (answering or not), motor skill (lifting the receiver), language skills (talking and understanding language), social skills (interpreting tone of voice and interacting properly with another human being).
Social skills are the ways in which we interact with others. If we have good social skills then this can help us become confident, happy people who are easy to get along with.
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Social skills are: 1. Cooperation 2. Being a friend 3. Sharing 4. Participation 5. Being patient 6. Helping others 7. Following directions 8. Staying on task 9. Accepting differences 10. Listening and many more
When you have a child who acts out and is disrespectful or disruptive, it’s easy to compare him to the so-called “good kids” who never seem to get into trouble or give their parents grief. Many parents feel hopeless about the possibility of ever teaching their child to “magically” become the kind of well-behaved member of the family they envisioned before they had him. The truth is that good behavior isn’t magic. You can’t just wave a wand and turn your child into who you want him to be. Rather, good behavior is a skill that can be learned, just like carpentry, teaching or nursing.
While it may be hard to remember what it was like living in a smaller, growing body, it's essential as parents and coaches that we acknowledge limitations so we can help younger athletes reach higher expectations. There is a big difference between working with young athletes and their bodies versus an adult's fully developed body. Kids learn the very basic aspects of sports like flexibility, motor skills, hand-eye coordination and balance are being fine tuned between ages 5-10. The basic areas of growth we want to target are strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination for young athletes--or anyone hoping to play on an intramural team without embarrassment.
It's never too early or too late to help your child develop the skills for academic success. Learn how to build these skills and stay on track all year long.
It takes a combination of skills — organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to achieve academic success. Here are some tips to help get your child on the right track.
Your child's mastery of fine-motor skills will allow him greater independence. Here are some of the skills your youngster will perfect in the preschool years.Another area of development to encourage this year is fine motor skills—or use of the hands. Just as gross motor skills enable your child to perform important everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed and going downstairs for breakfast, fine motor abilities allow for increasing independence in smaller but equally significant matters: opening doors, zipping zippers, brushing teeth, washing hands, and so on.
Coordination Auditory processing
Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children. Kids with this condition can't process what they hear in the same way other kids do because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate. Something interferes with the way the brain recognizes and interprets sounds, especially speech. With the right activities, kids with APD can be successful in school and life. Early diagnosis is important, because when the condition isn't caught and treated early, a child can have speech and language delays or problems learning in school.
Speech and Language
The first 3 years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most intensive period for acquiring speech and language skills. These skills develop best in a world that is rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the speech and language of others. There appear to be critical periods for speech and language development in infants and young children when the brain is best able to absorb language. If these critical periods are allowed to pass without exposure to language, it will be more difficult to learn.
Does your child often act impulsively in an emotional situation, but after the fact is able to tell you what she should have done instead? Does she get overexcited and have a hard time winding down? Have you ever wondered why she doesn’t just tell you she’s overwhelmed before she has a meltdown? All of those things require the ability to self-regulate. Kids rely on self-regulation skills in school and in everyday life. But kids with executive functioning challenges, like kids with ADHD, and kids with sensory processing issues often struggle with it.
What are executive functioning issues? They’re not a learning disability on their own. Instead, they’re weaknesses in a set of important mental skills that are key to learning. Executive functioning challenges are complex. This overview can answer your basic questions about challenges with executive function, and show you what you can do to help your child. It can also lead you to the more in-depth information you’ll need throughout your journey. You’ll find expert tips and strategies to help your child, plus the latest research and guidance on how to work with your child’s school. If you think your child might have executive functioning issues, we will resolve the issues
Does your child have a hard time keeping one bit of information in mind while doing something else? For example, you’re making spaghetti together, and your child’s in charge of the sauce. But your child leaves to answer a text and forgets to come back and stir. Working memory challenges can cause trouble with tasks like these. Working memory refers to how we hold on to and work with information that short-term memory stores. (In the past, the term working memory was used interchangeably with short-term memory.) It’s part of a group of skills called executive function. Kids use working memory all the time to learn. It’s needed for things like following multi-step directions or solving a math problem in your head. You can help your child improve working memory by building simple strategies into everyday life.
Processing speed is the pace at which you take in information, make sense of it and begin to respond. This information can be visual, such as letters and numbers. It can also be auditory, such as spoken language. Having slow processing speed has nothing to do with how smart kids are—just how fast they can take in and use information. It may take kids who struggle with processing speed a lot longer than other kids to perform tasks, both school-related and in daily life. For example, when a child with slow processing speed sees the letters that make up the word house, she may not immediately know what they say. She has to figure out what strategy to use to understand the meaning of the group of letters in front of her. It’s not that she can’t read. It’s just that a process that’s quick and automatic for other kids her age takes longer and requires more effort for her.