THE FOUNDATION COURSE: identifying neuro-developmental issues (BCF)
Understanding why children behave as they do.
Who is it for?
- Professionals working in schools and nurseries as teachers and teaching assistants.
- Professionals working with children and families, in particular, children at risk, in foster care and adoptive families.
- Professionals who are interested in understanding the impact of early life experiences on the future functioning of the whole child – health visitors and paediatric therapists.
Completion of this course is a requirement before progressing to BC level 1 courses. These provide training for delivery of the most appropriate Brainchild Program in the participant’s workplace (in the role of teacher, social worker, health visitor, therapist, for example.)
This practical two day course provides professionals with the knowledge and skills to observe and assess children who may benefit from the Brainchild Developmental Program. The program is specifically designed to work on early brain development that is the foundation for a child’s ability to learn, in the widest sense of the word. Although the different versions of the program have a serious purpose, children experience it as imaginative, active and fun.
The course is designed to provide an understanding of the effects of neuro-developmental delay. We will examine the relationship between infant reflex issues and behaviour and discuss the impact of very early experience on communication, focus and attention, social interaction and awareness, anxiety, fears and obsessions, aggression, hostility and impatience, learning, sensory integration, health and physical impact, bonding, happiness and self esteem.
The Foundation course will enable the participant to understand:
- The developing brain in utero.
- The importance of the carer in the Primal period - conception to one year of age.
- The role of the infant reflexes.
- The physical action of each of the key reflexes.
- The impact of Neuro-Developmental Delay.
- The effect on learning and behaviours.
- The impact of stress and movement opportunities on the developing brain.
- The Developmental Process, including detailed information about the key reflexes.
- The relationship of infant reflexes and sensory integration.
- Physical assessment techniques.
- How The Brainchild Developmental Program can address Neuro-Developmental Delay by enabling maturation of the brain.
A course manual including assessment materials and record sheets are provided.