Connextions Brain Training
Connextions: Brain Training brings you the most important movements you can do to improve brain connections for optimal function and learning by developing the cerebellum. Our “little brain” that is responsible for a number of functions including motor skills such as balance, coordination, and posture. Brain training is beneficial for both children and adults. Research demonstrates improving brain connections between the right and left hemispheres and developing the cerebellum results in better learning and academic achievement for children, as well as slowing of cognitive decline in older adults. The Connextions brain trainings are specifically curated by an Occupational Therapist to support essential motor skills and brain development for higher level learning & executive function.
Specific movements that engage the vestibular, proprioceptive and visual systems, with balance, while challenging timing & rhythm have been proven through research to enhance neural connections between the right & left hemispheres, demonstrating improvements in reading, learning, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social skills, language, organization, and more.
The movements are specific and purposeful, and target areas of development to prepare the brain and body for higher academic achievement for children, while at the same time, avoiding cognitive decline in older adults. Plan to utilize these exercises (10-15 minutes, 2x/day, 5 days/week) in your daily routines and begin to see improvements in areas such as reading, math, memory, organization, communication, motor skills, visual skills, and social interaction.
Connextions Brain Training is recommended for individuals from 6 years old – 104 years old. Young children and children with delays will most likely need assistance from a parent/caregiver to perform the movements correctly. For children unable to follow-along to the movements, an adult is welcome to help the child complete the movements at their own pace. We recommend this program to be utilized during or after our Online Primitive Reflex & Brain Integrations Program, or other similar programs.