Brain Enhancement Program

Our Brain Enhancement Program is a comprehensive brain-based therapy which incorporates a multi-faceted approach to the assessment and development of individualized intervention plans for children affected by Neurobehavioral / Developmental Disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourrette’s Syndrome, PDD, Autism, Processing Disorders, and Learning Disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia).

Based on the most current research, the Brain Enhancement Program works from a brain-based model which recognizes that most children diagnosed with these conditions suffer a foundational imbalance of electrical (brain) activity. This imbalance occurs between the two halves (hemispheres) of the brain. We now understand that it is this imbalance of function, within and between the two halves of the brain which is often responsible for many if not all of the physical, cognitive or mental, and/or behavioral difficulties related to these disorders.

The Brain Enhancement Program provides each child with an individualized treatment protocol which addresses their specific difficulties. Dr. Alexa and Dr John Parker consistently incorporate the most up-to-date and well-documented neuroscience research to continuously improve our abilities to address these more complex conditions. We see many children experiencing a variety of unique symptoms including motor issues, visual-spatial-organizational issues, sensory issues, immunity dysfunction, cognitive dysfunction, and/or academic difficulties.

How Does the Brain Enhancement Program work?

Our Brain Enhancement Program recognizes that ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, learning disabilities, Autism, etc. have similar primary underlying causes, hence the areas of the brain involved in these disorders require similar intervention strategies. Since hemispheric imbalance is often the core problem, it is not enough to just generally stimulate the brain. We must stimulate one side more than the other. So a hemispheric-based approach, or activities directed toward the goal of achieving a balance between the two sides of the brain, is the key to success. To achieve this we use hemispheric-specific activities including motor, academic, behavioral, audio-visual, and biochemical modalities.

Though ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism, Dyslexia and so on may be due to epigenetic Brain Enhancement Program or biological issues, the difficulties associated with these conditions are influenced by a host of environmental factors. Hence, these conditions are often correctable. We will address and correct the underlying brain dysfunction. We recognize that as functionality improves, through neuroplasticity (i.e., the brain’s inherent capacity to rewire itself), the symptoms will subside. However, simply addressing symptoms with pharmacological interventions, function will never improve. For example, when medication is effective in reducing symptoms, these symptoms return once the medication is discontinued. In order for this therapy to be effective, the understanding of the brain/body balance is essential. If the brain is out of balance, the body will be out of balance as well. The Brain Enhancement Program balances the brain and consequently the entire bodily and psycho-emotional complex.