I came across a fascinating article recently on how neurons (brain cells) can be trained or rewired to overcome disease, conditions, and injury. To clarify, this training process is called neuroplasticity, currently used with success on both adults and children.
Likewise, Medicinenet defines neuroplasticity as:
The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environmentMedicinenet.com
Children and Neuroplasticity
Are you worried about your child(ren) and their inability to focus and behave? Are they falling behind in school? Learn how you can help them rewire their brains without the band-aid fix of medication.
Methods by Maxi Mind
These methods may appear simple, too good to be true, but apparently, they can work wonders to achieve mental focus.
Who knew? Juggling obviously takes physical dexterity but did you know it also trains your brain to focus? Supposedly the steps to learn the technique are fairly simple.
Bean Bag Toss
If juggling doesn’t appeal to you or seems too complicated, try the simpler focusing trick of a bean bag toss. Throw a bean bag from one hand to the other, ensuring the bag only goes to eye level; watch it go back and forth.
Atlassian for Neuroplasticity Exercises
Exercises, techniques, and tips from Atlassian will help boost your productivity by training and looking after your brain. Poor concentration, poor memory, and more can be a thing of the past.
POND: Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders
POND translates scientific research on various neurodevelopmental disorders into treatment practices. Make physical appointments or receive news and resources in newsletter format through a mailing list. Take part in a research study; get involved directly.
C8 Sciences Reports on Neuroplasticity
C8 Sciences explains how to shape the brain with activity. Nobel-prize-winning research has shown that neuroplasticity is most effective in young children. The belief that kids’ brains are like sponges just happens to be true; they soak up more knowledge and training before the age of five than anyone does in later years.
I’ve learned it’s never too late to rewire or train your brain. Whether you play Wordle every day or learn to juggle, make sure you keep your brain exercised!
Even more significant, this research supports the possibility of rewiring the brains of children afflicted with learning disorders or behavioral problems. In short, many of these issues show up when children reach school age. What have you got to lose when you or your child’s teachers notice your child is struggling?
In summary, it is important to recognize the struggle and do anything you can to help.
2 thoughts on “Neuroplasticity: for ADHD and More”
During the lockdown, every single activity stopped. My son, who is 17, used to play and train football regularly during the week.
I have noticed that the lack of fun and physical activity also affected education. He had a decrease in studying, with consequences on his GCS results.
so hard to keep them motivated, especially during the pandemic.