Eddie, an 11-year-old boy, who has been in early intervention and special needs classes since a young age due to developmental delay issues, still has difficulties keeping up with academics in school because of his poor attention span. Year after year, the building pressure of his schoolwork begins to take its toll, causing more misbehavior such as breaking school rules, distracting others, being rude to his classmates, etc. This also affected his social relationships.
After three consecutive weeks of 18-hour intensive course at KickStart, which involved therapy methods such as Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, iLS (Integrated Listening System) and MNRI® (Neuroreflex Integrative Therapy), I was able to see a distinct change in Eddie. He showed improvement in many areas – following instructions, reading skills and even has a longer attention span. He was also better able to express his thoughts when feeling upset during group therapy with other children. As his confidence builds, it was evident that he could feel his own change. Being able to help children like Eddie is the most rewarding thing about being a therapist.
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