Why is it important for my child to have healthy Brain Balance?

Why is it important for my child to have healthy Brain Balance?

Why is it important for my child to have healthy Brain Balance?

The human brain is born with 2 sides or “hemispheres’. These hemispheres have very different functions and roles to play in our moving, thinking and social connection to the world. It is vital that these two hemispheres communicate effectively with each other as a ‘whole’ brain and are synchronous in their timing and rhythm in order to for a child to function well in their world.

Conditions often seen in childhood such as autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and some learning difficulties like dyslexia have different symptoms but can all be traced back to an imbalance in the function of the brain and nervous system.

The right brain is known as the ‘big picture’ brain which is social and creative. The left hemisphere is known to be responsible for facts, figures, logistics, statistics, literal thinking and fine detail.

When the left and right hemispheres of the brain are not ‘firing and in sync’ with each other a child may develop what is often called a ‘functional disconnection syndrome’ or brain imbalance. This functional disconnect between the 2 sides of the brain results in slower processing, causing slower thinking and learning, poor body co-ordination and movement patterns and often social difficulty. Social difficulty is particularly common when the right hemisphere is not running smoothly as is often seen in autism.

There can be many reasons for this brain imbalance which are often related to a child not reaching his or her developmental milestones on time in early Childhood.

At Brainfit kids we help your child to get brain development ‘back on track’ using brain-based exercises and a sensory motor homecare program that optimises hemispheric balance and improves connection, timing and processing of information in the brain.

We know that healthy brain balance and communication between the 2 hemispheres is essential for your Child’s movement, learning and social interaction with peers and the community.

For more information contact us at michelle@brainfitkids.net.au to see how we can help you or your child achieve better brain and nervous system health.

 

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