Neuro Development Partner, Michelle, is the founder of the Brain Bloom Room and their ‘Replenish’ programmes. As an educator for over 30 years Michelle has worked with many children, young people and adults who face different hurdles in their learning and lives.
Michelle walks alongside individuals and families facing learning and behavioural challenges such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, ADD and Sensory Processing issues. It is Michelle’s hope that the holistic approach of the Replenish Programmes will benefit everyone looking to unravel and get to the ‘root’ cause of learning and behavioural challenges.
How does Michelle help your child?
The specialised neuro-developmental movement-based programmes at the Brain Bloom Room support clients to re-wire and shape their brains so that they can learn more effectively, adapt their behaviour to their surroundings more efficiently and enjoy life more fully.
Research now strongly links brain-based learning disorders such as Asperger’s, Hemispheric imbalances, Hyperactive and Speech Disorders, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, ASD, SPD and immune problems to the retention of primitive reflexes, sequential ‘in-built’ foundational baby movements.
This means the child’s brain organisation and nervous system does not progress and develop as it should and is not wired up as it is programmed to be. As a result, core foundational skills necessary to learn and behave in the classroom are not very well established.
The good news is that the brain is plastic, and it learns through experience and interactions with the environment. With the correct stimulation and repeated sensory experience, the brain can change and adapt.
Our ‘Replenish’ programmes do exactly this, starting with primitive reflex integration, sequentially re-laying the foundations for brain development. This is the first step to encourage the growth of new brain networks, re-organising and rewiring the brain for learning. Next, we move on to integrate the hemispheres through sensory and sensory-motor experience.
At the Brain Bloom Room, we know that every child has a different ‘blueprint’ and list of challenges. Our individual assessments find the point when the in-built programme wasn’t followed, where there was a deviation from the norm and we put individualised programmes in place to address issues, beginning from the very foundations of brain development. The child can then develop new lifelong neural networks to link to all areas of the brain and resolve attention and learning difficulties.
The Brain Bloom Room is based in the Waikato and Michelle offers clinic sessions either in person or on Zoom.
What to expect
Michelle loves getting to know her clients of all ages and backgrounds, tailoring what she offers to suit their unique needs. Her mission is to reach as many families as possible and she understands that so many desperately need help. Michelle is passionate about her programmes working in partnership with her clients and their families to ‘empower’ them to move forwards with confidence and purpose.
Whāngaia, ka tupu, ka puawai, that which is nurtured blossom then grow.