One of the really cool things about this work and working with behavioral learning and socialization and developmental challenges with kids is we get to do a really comprehensive clinical exam and that gives us answers and helps us uncover.
What a child may be doing, how they’re processing their world and how we can help, but we get to get this lens and help parents have this lens of what we call brain-based understanding of just watching your child and observing some basic behaviors, gives us a lot of insight into where they are in development, how they’re processing, what the primary ways they’re processing their tool or their world.
Things like the way that your child holds their pencil, are they trying to hold their pencil like this, or this and elicit gross motor, a big muscles, and you’re constantly having to correct. Or their teacher tries to hold their pencil in an appropriate grip.
That’s a big window into a gross motor system, big muscles of the body that are underdeveloped.
Or we’re using them inefficiently that in itself gives us a ton of information about where a child is in development and how we can help them improve those skillsets to help them have more efficient connections and learning and behavior.
That’s just an example of behavior not there just because there’s always a reason and it of course impacts the whole individual.
Things like, how your child moves, how they speak, how they engage, how they socialize. These are all really great pieces of information that allow us to see through a brain-based lens to understand, Hey, there’s a reason for all behavior and what can we do to help this child?