Brain Connex Therapy provides clinically-proven online movement programs for children with delays, autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, and more. Our foundational programs provide a combination of primitive reflex integration, sensory stimulation, and brain hemispheric balance techniques to bring optimal results…all in the comfort of your home. We focus on accelerated outcomes and greater access to care for all families in need.
How the Program Works
Movement is the cornerstone of our program. Movement creates the optimal environment for neural plasticity, the ability for the brain to change. Movement, timing, and balance help the brain create neural connections improving the vestibular, tactile & auditory systems; providing positive gains in attention, coordination, proprioception, and sensory integration.
Our three primary movement programs are called Foundations, Integrations, and Connections. Every participant completes all three programs for optimal results. The programs can be completed at different paces per the individual. You receive a new movement program every month, and can find support throughout the program in a private group led by an Occupational Therapist. See below for detailed information about each movement section.
Foundations moves your child through integration of eight primary primitive reflexes, plus neurodevelopmental movements. Foundations also helps you set a routine for your movement program. Primitive reflexes are the first foundation of the nervous system. They originate in the brain stem and integration of the reflexes creates the foundation for future controlled movements. Unintegrated primitive reflexes trigger our ‘fight or flight’ response which creates chronic stress to our body. Typically children will benefit from the Foundations program for one-to-two months before moving onto Integrations.
The Integrations program builds upon Foundations. During Integrations we continue with primitive reflex integration exercises while adding in sensory stimulation: tactile, visual, auditory, smell, vestibular, and proprioceptive. We follow the pyramid of learning on how an infant typically develops, learning from their environment and responding to sensory stimulation with movement. Typically children will benefit from three-to-four months of this movement program before moving on to Connections.
The Connections movement program is the final step. We combine movement-based learning focused on timing plus balance, and cross-body sequences done with cognitive & coordination tasks. Research has shown vast improvements when children perform these movements which solidify the sensory systems throughout the vestibular-ocular-visual channels. Typically children will benefit from two-to-four months of the Connections movement program to achieve optimal benefit.
Why the Program Works
The Pyramid of Development & Learning is a visual representation of how an infant develops and learns. Our program has your child move through this exact neuro-developmental sequence in order to “fill in the gaps” of development that have weaker connections. As you can see on the right hand side, once the Foundations, Integrations, and Connections areas are rewired to their maximum efficiency than executive functioning (ie, academic learning, decision making, etc) can operate at its optimal level.