Brainbuzzz is an assessment and simple exercise programme which was developed by neurodevelopmentalist Sue Cook after she researched help to address her son's dyslexia.  She discovered that he has a condition known as Neuro Developmental Delay which encompasses Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, ADD, Dyscalculia, late bedwetting, and Mutism.

Recent research has shown that the brain is plastic, which means that it can be reprogrammed. It develops through movement, from conception onwards, and develops sequentially, which means that each stage must be completed before properly being able to move on to the next stage of development. If this is interfered with, either in the womb or in infancy and early childhood, then developmental delays are the result. Precise repeated exercises can help to correct these delays and allow the brain to develop as it would have.

Some of the indications of neuro development delay may be; 

  • Late crawling/walking

  • Late talking

  • Not rolling over

  • Not being able to sit still

  • Glue ear

  • Missed developmental stages, such as never crawled or bottomshuffler.

 

These are early signs that may lead on to other clues as a child ages.

 

  • Daydreaming in class

  • Clumsiness

  • Poor handwriting

  • Short attention span/frequently loses place and fatigues easily/rubs eyes during or after short periods of reading

  • Head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably higher

  • Turns or tilts head to see

  • Squinting or closing or covering of one eye or excessive blinking or squinting

  • Poor hand-eye coordination

  • Holds the book or object unusually close

  • Omits small words in writing

  • Uses finger to read or loss of place when reading, line to line and word to word

  • Reverses or transposes numbers, letters, or short words like ‘was’ and ‘saw’.

  • The child seems bright, but can’t keep up with the work expected of him.

  • Only being able to read for short periods of time

  • Headaches or eyestrain or double vision

  • Nausea or dizziness/motion sickness

  • Emotional outbursts