Treating People with Learning Difficulties
Our treatment can be applied to help children and adults who suffer from a wide variety of symptoms which impair their ability to achieve educationally and which prevent them from functioning to their full potential in many areas of life. Often, children may be failing at school for no apparent reason. Others have general learning difficulties, hyperactivity or behavioural disorders and are in mainstream education.
In children, these symptoms may be severe enough to be given specific labels such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity or Asperger's syndrome. Sometimes no clear diagnosis can be made but reading and writing skills may be poor, concentration and attention span is often short, physical co-ordination can be impaired and behaviour may also be giving cause for concern.
As adults, these early symptoms become less obvious, though there may be a vulnerability to stress, high anxiety levels, difficulty with social relationships or various neuroses or phobias. None of these symptoms or conditions reflects the intelligence level of the individual, but they can be a barrier to their ability to fulfil their innate potential.
Often, these difficulties remain unresolved and their presence may indicate underlying neurological difficulties that have not been diagnosed previously. If these undetected dysfunctions can be corrected, the individual becomes neurologically "ready to learn" and more able to cope with the demands made by everyday life.
BIRD sets out to detect and correct these dysfunctions, allowing the person to function more normally and to fulfil their true potential. We treat all age groups - so it is never too late to benefit from BIRD's approach.