Therapies

Brainfit Kids uses the Melillo Method of Brain Hemispheric Integration to help your child achieve improved brain connectivity and brain balance. This model of care works to eliminate retained primitive reflexes, build gross motor and fine motor movement patterns, build core stability and strength and activate areas of the brain that are under performing. Brainfit Kids uses the process of neuroplasticity to help build the brain. We know that “neurons that fire together wire together’, by stimulating the brain we build neural pathways for success in movement, learning, behaviour and social skills. 

 

  • Metronome for light and sound therapy to stimulate specific brain areas
  • Optodrum for specific brain training eye exercises
  • TENS machine- The traditional TENS machine (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) gently stimulates the nerves of the skin as a sensory input to the body and brain.
  • Rezzimax- The rezzimax is a vibration tool placed on the skin of the body that uses vagal nerve stimulation to help activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Safe and Sound protocol. This 5-day Sound therapy and auditory training program uses music and sound to activate the parasympathetic ‘rest and digest’ part of the nervous system, particularly the Vagus Nerve.

Safe and Sound Protocol

Throughout the 5 day, the child listens to the music for 1 hour per day in a quiet and relaxed environment whilst being supervised by a parent or caregiver.

The Safe and Sound Protocol is based on the work by Dr Stephen Porges’ POLYVAGAL THEORY.

The goals of the program are to improve social skills and social engagement, improve auditory processing and listening skills and to reduce anxiety by enabling the child to hear higher pitched sounds which we as humans recognise as ‘cues of safety’. 

Children with conditions such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, auditory processing disorder and anxiety or early childhood trauma are often great candidates for the program and research shows children seem to benefit greatly when the SSP is used in conjunction with other therapies such as Brainfit Kids, OT or even Speech therapies. 

More new therapies coming soon!

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