About the Program

Where it all began

The Brainchild Developmental Program began as a physically-based program focussed on Infant Reflex issues, which aimed to help primary aged children with developmental diagnoses and learning issues. The research that followed in subsequent years at Manchester University, through BPRS Action Research and with funding from Cumbria Children's Fund (UK) and Morecambe Bay Health Authority revealed the wide extent of Infant Reflex integration problems in children in mainstream primary schools in England and went on to demonstrate the positive impact of the Brainchild Developmental Program on children in a wide range of schools of different sizes and catchments in both the north and south of England.

The positive impact of the Program on children with special educational needs was especially marked. In particular, children with complex difficulties and developmental diagnoses including ASD, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia, showed considerable, positive change.

At this relatively early stage, the Program was still in development. In the 14 years since these initial evaluations, a great deal of new information has been added and the methodology refined. The program that you will use includes hands-on activities that were not possible in a school environment in the early stages of development. These add considerably to the impact of the Program.

The results of the early studies in 2002 to 2005 clearly demonstrate the positive impact of the Program on Infant Reflex integration, behaviours and National SATs results.