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Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications have the team specialists?
What age is best to start the programme?
What does the programme involve?
What decides the type of exercises used in the Brain and Behaviour Enhancement Programme?
Are there any side effects to the programme?
What improvements might first be noticed?
Can the problems we are trying to correct recur when we stop the exercises?
How long does the Brain and Behaviour Enhancement Programme last?


What qualifications have the team specialists?
  1. Every member of the team must have a background with at least 5 years experience in a related area such as nursing, teaching, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, etc.
  2. All must have undertaken the Full Training Programme which includes a theoretical and practical examination followed by Certification.
  3. All attend regular updates and undertake a bi annual practical and theory assessment – Certificate on display in the Practice.
What age is best to start the programme?
The ideal age to begin the programme is seven years or over. The child must be able to actively participate in the exercise programme. Some younger children may be suitable for a modified programme tailored to suit their individual needs.

What does the programme involve?
The child performs daily exercises with the help/encouragement of parent/guardian. This may take 10 – 15 minutes.

What decides the type of exercises used in the Brain and Behaviour Enhancement Programme?
The type of exercises used depends on the level of nervous system maturity/immaturity. They vary depending on the child’s individual profile. The exercises are designed to replicate movement patterns of early development.

Are there any side effects to the programme?
When the child starts the programme there may be a short period of regression. This may initially exaggerate the existing problems and is short term. If it occurs it may last 2-4 weeks.

What improvements might first be noticed?
The first things parents usually notice is that the self-esteem of the child improves. Generally balance and coordination are also mentioned among the initial improvements.

Can the problems we are trying to correct recur when we stop the exercises?
No – the benefits of the exercise programme continue even after the exercises have stopped.

How long does the Brain and Behaviour Enhancement Programme last?
On average the programme lasts for about 1 year.

 
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