` New England Learning and Development Center

Does your child continue to struggle with reading, writing or doing math?

Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD?

Is your child on and IEP or  504 plan?

The New England Learning and Development Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving student the tools and support they need to succeed in school.  We are small and still growing. 

Neuroplasticity and LearningWe offer a range of services  from providing independent educational Evaluations (IEE) and neuropsychological evaluations to educational advocacy and our home school program.   Our Educational services include providing academic tutoring and small classes. We also offer foreign language instruction. 

Learning and maintianing positive school behavior
What’s not often well-known or well-understood is that even students who are gifted may also have a learning disability. Our approach is unique because it is a neurologically based approach to behavior and learning. Can a person with ADHD train their brain to improve? The answer to that question may lie with something known as neuroplasiticity. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to create or alter its neural networks – essentially rewire itself – in response to stimuli from the environment. The concept can be used to create powerful new cognitive capabilities.

The powerful concept of neuroplasticity  can be used not only to improve learning but also increases cognitive and executive function in kids and adults with ADHD.

Approaches to using Neuropasticity to improve executive functiong include the following:

More activity – This involves exploring the outdoors more, getting involved with hands-on activities and limiting sedentary activities like recreational computer use.

Connection with positive stimuli -The strategy here is based on the idea that connecting with things that foster positive engagement is good for the mind. This in turn will result in a growth mindset which can help someone with ADHD develop the ability to find resources they need to accomplish whatever they set out to achieve

Neurofeedback – This is the process of trying to modulate the brain’s beta and theta waves to achieve a higher level of focus and attention. Theta waves are associated with drowsiness while beta waves involve active thought and the ability to solve things. By making individuals aware of these waves, they can be trained to consciously decrease the theta waves and increase the beta waves.

Coaching – Coaching as a instrument, offers step-by-step suggestions,with  who show that child that they really  believe in what they are accomplishing. Teaching a parent that their child's brain  can be   “rewired” to help him  improve offers another tool for kids with ADHD to help overcome its negative effects and leverage the brain's super powers.

 

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Call us at: 508-717-4110

Email: neldc.org@gmail.com