Neuro Developmental Rehab

 NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

Brain based rehab is absolutely essential to be successful academically and socially.  Training builds neuroplasticity in cognitive abilities, processing speed, and comprehension.

Your child will learn to inhibit emotionally unwanted behavior and increase attention, improve mental and cognitive processing speed, and improve auditory working memory using a multi treatment approach. 

We don’t treat the label we treat the underlying cause using only the most advanced research based clinic applications.

 

When your child’s brain is working together and faster and they can actually “hold” their attention, you will see improvements in all areas of their life.

We work with,

  • ‘Expressive’ Language Disorder
  • Autism
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Learning Disability
  • Auditory & Visual Processing Disorder
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • PANS / PANDAS
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuro-Developmental
  • Motor Stereotypies

A 23 y/o with severe autism arrived with NO speech, and unable to perform very few tasks.

She is very verbal now, reading writing, engaged  and is seen performing a dual task to promote inhibition, attention, speech, eye-hand coordination and cognition.

Patient with ADHD and Expressive Disorder must maintain focus and attention in order to generate appropriate response on the Interactive Metronome.

She is given real time feedback in order to alter her response.

13 y/o Patient performing tasks on the Fitlights. This activity is improving attention, balance, coordination, cognition and reaction speed.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER

 This is the most common disorder we see in children suffering in school; socially, academically, and internally. 

They can speak however, they cannot expressive themselves and communicate what they’re thinking.  It involves working memory, attention, inhibition and cognitive speed.

Symptoms MAY include:

  • Using filler words like “um”
  • Inability to start or hold conversation
  • Leaving out words, loss of work recall – Word salad
  • Distinct pattern to topic change
  • Difficulty recalling/retelling information
  • Words/sentences come out jumbled – Word salad

Treatments

FITLIGHT Training 

Provides a new, dynamic and visual learning framework to enhance sensory and motor skills, identification and focus, and reactivity.  Many programs include working memory, attention and we pair it with cognitive dual task for mental processing speed.

https://www.fitlighttraining.com/

 

 

A 6 y/o girl with ADHD and Expressive Language Disorder is on the fit lights performing a cognitive task. The Fitlights promote hand eye coordination, reaction speed, speech, sensory processing and attention

Interactive Metronome

Evidence-based training and assessment tool. IM is shown to improve cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, as well as motor & sensory skills.

www.interactivemetronome.com

 

 

Child with Autism unable to speak or coordinate any movements can now, perform a cognitive dual task with gait which improved attention, coordination, speech and to promote synchronization within the brain

Neuro Sensorimotor Therapy 

Less than 5 in all of Canada; a sophisticated, interactive, measurable, and customizable therapy. Programs based on ability with adjustable height challenge thinking skills such as attention, reaction time, processing speed, and and auditory and visual working memory.

 

6 year old child with ADHD is learning how to write her alphabet on the Neuro Sensorimotor Integrator. This task aims to improve hand eye coordination, attention and memory

Neurostimulation

Pons, vagus and trigeminal stimulation for speech, swallowing, attention, focus, eye tracking (reading) etc.

Pairing Speech Sounds With Vagus Nerve Stimulation Drives Stimulus-specific Cortical Plasticity. Brain Stimul. 2015 May-Jun;8(3):637-44.

Individuals with communication disorders, such as aphasia, exhibit weak auditory cortex responses to speech sounds and language impairments. Previous studies have demonstrated that pairing vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with tones or tone trains can enhance both the spectral and temporal processing of sounds in auditory cortex, and can be used to reverse pathological primary auditory cortex 

 

 

 

6 year old with Expressive Language Disorder and ADHD receiving non -invasive vagus nerve stimulation while following a horizontal pursuit (engaging frontal lobe) to improve attention.