Aggressive/Hostile Behaviour

The Brainchild Developmental Program can show you how to help your child develop control of aggressive or hostile behaviour. Aggressive behaviour can show in a variety of forms. It often relates to frustration due to delayed language development or immaturity of the brain. This is typically related to infant reflex persistence. Many of the families …

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Anxiety and fears

Anxiety shows in many different ways. Often it limits the child’s life experiences and restricts family choices. Your child may be: Worrying about what might happen. Replaying negative past experiences. Trying to control their environment including people and routines Dominated by fears – often irrational and lifestyle limiting. Withdrawing from social situations and interaction. In …

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Attention

Many of the children that come to Brainchild have issues with attention span and concentrated listening. This usually relates to persisting spinal reflexes on the upper back that should have faded into the background. Their persistence frequently relates to the child’s birth process. Births that commonly link with this problem are: Caesarian section fast last …

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Balance and co-ordination

Balance is a complex process. When it is not working efficiently it can affect physical activities, learning and life in general. Avoidance behaviour can become a habit if a child finds things difficult and this limits their practice levels and their achievement. Balance and co-ordination are linked, particularly in relation to proprioception. Several persisting primitive …

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Bedwetting ( nocturnal eneuresis)

Nocturnal eneuresis is nightime bedwetting,Most of the children who come to us have primary eneuresis. This means that they have not achieved being dry at night since a baby. Sometimes the child also has problems with urine control during the day. This is diurnal eneuresis and can be very distressing as the child gets older. …

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Communication

Communication is a vital human skill. It involves appropriate use of language, reading non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and gestures and understanding the intonation of the human voice. All of these are important in social situations. Making and keeping friends relies on social communication skills. Many children with developmental issues struggle with this and …

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Concentration

Everyone finds it easy to concentrate on things we like to do. It often breaks down when it applies to things we need to do! However, sometimes children have underlying issues that make concentration difficult, or almost impossible. Difficulties with attention, being still, shutting out distractions or lack of understanding can contribute. Being in a …

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Eating

Eating issues can create stress within the family. We are very aware that it can be a worry if a child is a “fussy” eater. But it can become more serious than that, as you may know. We work with cildren with a very limited diet, Pica and refusal. Usually there are other issues associated …

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Friendships

Learning how to interact socially is a difficult skill to master. How to respond in a range of situations can be confusing. It is a complex skill. Difficulty often stems from immaturity in communication. It involves appropriate use of language, reading non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and gestures and understanding the intonation of the …

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Genetic Disorders

There are approximately 6,000 genetic disorders. They can be very diverse. We always tell families that we cannot know if BrainChild can help, but it always has done, to date. Search in Success Stories about children with genetic conditions. Many of the children with genetic disorders have a developmental delay. This may be helped by …

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Handwriting and composing writing

Difficulty with writing can have an impact on self-esteem, anxiety, behaviour and all aspects of the curriculum. It can relate solely to the physical act of handwriting, but frequently also involves composing the content, structuring the logical progression of ideas and just getting started! Resistance to writing has a tendency to turn into a behaviour …

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Hyperactivity / difficulty being still

Many children that have developmental issues have difficulty being still. This can range from constant fidgeting and changing position to highly repetitive behaviours that go on all day. Or maybe into the night. It can be exhausting for you! The more severe cases are often labelled as hyperactive. If you are concerned about your child’s …

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