ADHD and ADD

These diagnoses are labels for a collection of behaviours that tend to be at odds with the way schools function. Children show a lack of patience and perseverance, often with a tendency to interrupt and want things to happen NOW. They are impulsive, and find it difficult to stay focussed, so that tasks are unfinished. …

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Aggressive/Hostile Behaviour

The Brainchild Developmental Program can 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 who have followed the …

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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, focus and concentration

Many of the children that come to Brainchild have issues with their 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 …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopment disorder. This means that it is related to the development of the brain. Typically, it limits a person’s ability to communicate and relate to other people and is apparent in young children as  developmental delay. ASD is referred to as a spectrum because it ranges from …

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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 …

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Communication

Communication is a vital human skill. Making and keeping friends relies on social communication skills. 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. 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, of course, it can become more serious than that. We work with children with a very limited diet, Pica and refusal. Usually there are other issues associated with this …

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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 thousands of genetic disorders and more are being found at an increasing rate. 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 …

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