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It's hard to succeed in school, work or everyday life when your brain feels like it's being pulled in multiple directions at once. But for millions of Americans — particularly young, school-aged children — this is their reality.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects roughly 9% of American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some adults deal with it, too. Among other things, ADHD makes it difficult to sit still, concentrate and complete tasks, which can wreak havoc in the classroom (or the workplace).
If this sounds like you, one of your children or someone you know, then the following information may be helpful. Here's how you can retrain an ADHD brain — or a dyslexic brain— to function more efficiently.
Strengthening the brain through Physio-Neuro Therapy
The best treatment for your child's ADHD (or yours) may be something that's been around for a while — but you just haven't tried it yet. It's called Physio-Neuro Therapy, and it was developed in 1988 by parents like you who were desperate for solutions.
John Heath and Sally Higley, founders of Learning Technics, had tried everything to help their two children who struggled with learning disabilities. When nothing worked, they decided to take matters into their own hands. They teamed up with MDs, PhDs and occupational therapists to develop an innovative program to teach their children how to manage their brains. It included elements of speech therapy, audiology, optical therapy and education all woven together, and was based on the best available research.
"My goal was to find these pieces and bring them together into a step-by-step program that would be highly effective and to make this program readily available to the many individuals and children who struggle with learning," Heath said.
More than 30 years later, Physio-Neuro Therapy has helped over 15,000 students permanently correct learning struggles and lead successful academic and professional lives.
How Physio-Neuro Therapy works
Your brain — much like any other organ in your body — needs exercise to get stronger. Physio-Neuro Therapy works as a sort of gym or physical therapy for the brain. It involves physical, visual and auditory exercises that are mentally challenging.
For example, some exercises involve writing with your non-dominant hand or looking at reverse or reflective images. These challenges put strain on the brain, which forces it to create new neurological pathways and tissue. In other words, you get used to doing something that's hard — and the more you do it, the stronger you get.
Who can benefit from this type of therapy?
People who are struggling with ADHD, dyslexia or any type of learning disorder can benefit from Physio-Neuro Therapy. Learning Technics work with anyone from the age of 7 up, so children and adults alike can benefit from this program.
If you notice your child is struggling in school, don't wait to get them the help they need. Addressing the issue sooner rather than later gives them an advantage in forming those new neural pathways. According to a Verywell Mind article, the average adult has about half the synapses of a developing child's brain. (That doesn't mean adults can't still train their brains to think differently, but it gets harder as they age.)
How long does the program last?
Typically, the program lasts 26 weeks and consists of meeting once a week with a clinician and working on it at home four days a week. Each session takes about 45 minutes to one hour both in the office and at home. As with any exercise, you'll get the most out of it by being consistent and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
This program has worked for thousands of children, including 7-year-old Zoey who struggled with dyslexia.
"Before finding Learning Technics, Zoey struggled with reading, math and taking tests," said her mother. "Now she loves to read books on her own, without even being told to read! We are so thankful for the tools and resources provided by Physio-Neuro Therapy."
It also helped 8-year-old Ethan with his dyslexia and behavioral problems. In six months, his grades soared to As and Bs along with top marks for classroom behavior.
"Initially, I was skeptical…but I was determined to find a solution for Ethan, and it worked! By the time we finished the program, it was like Ethan was a new person," said his father.
Want to hear more success stories? Visit the Learning Technics website.
Get a free consultation with a learning specialist today
It's difficult as a parent to watch your child fall behind in school because of a learning disability such as ADHD or dyslexia. Fortunately, the experts at Learning Technics can help you find the solution you've been looking for.
To see if Learning Technics is right for your child, simply fill out a form online for a free consultation or call 800-893-9315.