An amazingly simple but very powerful method, the Retrain the Brain program, can physically retrain the brain so ADD and ADHD children can gain impulse control. Best of all, it avoids the need for drugs like Ritalin, Adderal or Concerta which have potential serious side effects.
"Brain exercises are life transforming." Norman Doidge, M.D., The Brain that Changes Itself
Parents of ADHD/ADD children avoid the chance that their child will suffer from Ritalin's side effects. Teachers also rave about the wave of calm that sweeps across the classroom as the kids focus so intently. They also report that ADHD children love to do the exercises--even beg to do them because they can feel the calming influence of the music! Read the testimonials!
"The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Neurologist Richard Restak, The Modular Brain
Just a few minutes of daily practice provides a powerful Ritalin alternative that retrains the brain by dampening the emotional brain's emotionally driven behaviors. Until a child developes impulse control, the left brain that must learn the 3Rs, can't pay attention, so learning is gravely handicapped.
Why can such a remarkably simple but powerful system work without Ritalin?
Massive research has found that the brain is the only organ in the body that sculpts itself from environmental experience--the regulated stimulation inherent in handwriting's movement is key!
In "A User's Guide to the Brain", John Ratey, M.D. claims, "Mounting evidence shows that movement is crucial to every other brain function, including memory, emotion, language and learning. Our 'higher' brain functions have evolved from movement and still depend on it." ADD and ADHD's impulsive behaviors are emotionally driven.
Because it involves the hand, nothing else done in the classroom can begin to compare with the massive regulated stimulation created by handwriting's rhythmic, repetitive manipulation of the thumb and fingers in its impact on the young brain over time.
Amazingly moldable, young brains require regulated stimulation. The neural activity integrates the thinking brain with the lower emotionally influenced areas. The stimulation over time is an essential key in creating the mind--"the mind is what the brain does! The process enables the left and right brain to "shake hands" and cooperate rather than letting the right brain's emotionally influenced behaviors dominate.
Research reveals that poor handwriting handicaps the child. It interferes with learning! Handwriting's regulated stimulation can remedy that by developing impulse control.
Multi-sensory handwriting's powerful regulated stimulation achieves what Ritalin can't begin to do! The movement primes the brain for the learning process while strengthening it for the long term. As it avoids the need for Ritalin-type drug, it's a natural remedy for ADD and ADHD children!
Multi-sensory Handwriting Fortifies The Child's ADHD's Brain!
R. Feuerstein, M.D., has a vital solution to resolving learning issues! He claims,"You can either dilute the learning or fortify the learner!"
Multi-sensory handwriting fortifies the brain as nothing else can! Ritalin can't achieve that goal on the long term! Just 10-15 minutes a day can "retrain the brain" so a child can control his/her ADHD's impulsive behavior and learn to pay attention. Ritalin merely masks the symptoms and classroom behaviors of ADD ADHD kids. It cannot eliminate the side effect of ADD and ADHD. While children love to do the exercises, therapeutic music calms the brain by dampening impulse control.
Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.,says, "There is no psychological skill more fundamental than impulse control. It's the root of all emotional self-control." While Ritalin can calm the symptoms of stress and anxiety of ADHD on a short term basis, it can't eliminate ADHD's symptoms on the long term as multi-sensory handwriting does. Lack of impulse control drives an ADHD child's behavior.
Research reveals that neglecting penmanship gravely deprives the brain of essential regulated stimulation that primes it for the learning process while absolutely building impulse control to quell ADHD behaviors and dramatically deepen attention spans. Regulated stimulation profoundly influences those with ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities, autism, Aspergers, and dyslexia, etc.--all without resorting to Ritalin or Adderall.
Public School system's neglect of stressing good old fashioned penmanship has been missing in action for decades. Tossed out of the curriculum decades ago, emphasis on the process has dwindled from a few years to a scant few weeks. Yet, satisfied parent testimonials here dominantly reflect that nothing else tried influenced the learning process and developed impulse control like these handwriting exercises did!
In just 10-15 minutes a day parents can help "retrain" their child's brain to develop impulse control that drives behavior in the comfort of their home. Ritalin and other ADHD medications simply cover up the symptoms- it can't physically change or stabilize the brain.