All-Stars Program

The Brain Sprints’ All-Stars program begins with an in-person screening at our Brain Sprints Center. The screening is designed to pinpoint challenges and provide the foundational level of NeuroDevelopmental (ND) brain-building activities. These Neurodevelopmental activities, implemented by one of our on-site Brain Coaches, greatly reduce or often eliminate the root causes of brain inefficiencies over time. The All-Stars system addresses issues with gross motor, fine motor, language, auditory and visual function as well as sensory integration, behavioral and academic concerns on a foundational level.

Who should participate in an All-Stars Program?

ND is effective for everyone from birth to 99 years of age. The All-Stars System is an in-center option for parents that want professional implementation of program activities including math and reading instruction. This System has proven successful for individuals with these challenges:

• Children with undetermined or unlabeled learning struggles

• Children who have been placed in foster care, adopted or traumatized

• Children who have been labeled:

          • Accelerated or Gifted

          • ADD/ADHD

          • Auditory Processing Disorder 

          • Dyslexia

          • Dyscalculia

          • Learning Disabled

          • Sensory Processing Disorder

          • Typically Developing

          • And more…

There is a great need across the DFW metroplex for NeuroDevelopmental brain training programs to help families address these challenges.  Brain Sprints meets that need at our McKinney Center with our Elite, All Stars or Champions systems accomplished by our trained Brain Coaches.

How does it work?

The All-Stars program is a two-hour a day afternoon developmental and academic enhancement program with a Brain Sprints professional. The foundational, NeuroDevelopmental program created from the screening is implemented by trained Brain Coaches in our Brain Sprints Center. Neurological connections are established and strengthened by adjusting the set of unique ND activities. This builds on the foundation of the previous cycle

Each two-hour coaching session includes:

  • One hour with the Movement Coach doing brain organizing and stimulating activities, including those that increase math facts proficiency
  • Hour two is spent with an Academic Coach (2:1 student/teacher ratio) working on reading and math as well as individualized activities

The first year consists of three 4-month cycles beginning with an ND Screening and continuing with daily instruction at the Brain Sprints Center. Academic testing to track progress and parent updates end each cycle.

A full evaluation may be recommended during the year instead of an ND Screening based on the needs of the child and the goals of the family.

Time Commitment:

  • 3 hours a day
  • 5 days each week

Supplies for specific activities are included for the customized intervention. If parents desire to do some of the activities at home, supplies can be purchased separately.

 Basis for success

Brain Sprints’ Coaches believe that all future abilities are determined by what is presented to the individual’s brain, not what a label attempts to dictate. The focus of the Elite system is to further brain pathway development (expandable page?) by addressing the root causes of symptoms associated with labels or learning struggles. The results – accelerated functional and academic abilities!

 All Elite Programs address brain function in 6 areas:

  • gross motor
  • fine motor
  • speech/language
  • auditory
  • visual
  • tactility

Each area of function is addressed on 9 levels of brain development.

 Elite programs can also address concerns with behavioral, metabolic and academic challenges.

  • 2 hours a day
  • 4 days each week

Supplies for specific activities are included for the customized intervention.

 Basis for success

Brain Sprints’ Coaches believe that all future abilities are determined by what is presented to the individual’s brain, not what a label attempts to dictate. The focus of the All-Stars system is to further brain pathway development by addressing the root causes of symptoms associated with labels or learning struggles. The results – accelerated functional and academic abilities!

All All-Stars Systems address foundational brain function in 6 areas:

  • gross motor
  • fine motor
  • language
  • auditory
  • visual
  • tactility

If an evaluation is included, the All-Stars System can also address concerns with behavioral, metabolic and academic challenges through the six areas of developmental function on 9 levels of brain development.

How to get started:

  1. Screening: Schedule a screening if you have not already.
  2. Schedule your coaching hours/Submit Payment: Contact the office to choose from the available coaching hours. Refer to the Brain Sprints’ calendar for all scheduled days for service at the center. Coaching takes place 46 weeks of the year with designated weeks for vacation and breaks.
  3. Continued All-Stars services: A screening or in-person evaluation starts each 4-month cycle. Most children use the Brain Sprints program for 18-24 months. Every 4 months, your individual situation will be assessed and the best recommendation for moving forward will be presented.

Activity / Category

Benefits

Fine Motor Activities
Includes all needed supplies
Improves:
  • cortical opposition for pencil grasp
  • handwriting and fine motor development
  • extensor muscles for improved hand strength
Gross Motor Activities
Improves:
  • overall brain organization
  • correct sense of pain
  • awareness of body in space
  • balance
  • sensory system
  • muscle tone
Tactile Activities
Improves:
  • sense of pain perception
  • brain body connection
  • hand to brain pathways
Auditory Processing and Function
Improves:
  • auditory short-term memory
  • auditory long-term retrieval
  • attention span
  • ability to follow directions
  • improved phonics utilization
  • reading comprehension
  • listening comprehension
  • maturity level
Visual Processing and Function
Improves:
  • eye contact
  • eye tracking to facilitate reading speed/accuracy
  • visual short term memory
  • visual long-term retrieval
Academic Techniques
Improves:
  • math skills
  • reading skills
  • writing skills

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