Sunday, March 23, 2014

The BrainFit Advantage: Success Secret of Top Performers in Class

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Want better performance for your child? Get him brain fit, in the way that suits him.

We walked into BrainFit Studio one afternoon, expecting to find the typical classroom in session, with teachers guiding students in standard tasks.

Instead, what we saw was that, within the same hour, the children – even those in the same class - were working on a different exercise as they focused in meeting their own learning needs, at their own pace.

And it makes complete sense.

“Each individual has a unique brain profile,” according to Ms. Cheryl Chia, Singapore-based clinical physiotherapist and founder of BrainFit Studio. “We assess each brain’s strengths and weakness with a CognitiveMAP, an evaluation tool that determines which of your child’s 5 Brain Pillars* need enhancement.”

The CogMap assessment is a proprietary tool used to measure and analyze the brain fitness level or cognitive skill of a student. They will be able to identify the key opportunity or improvement areas that are needed to be addressed as well as take advantage of the strengths to achieve success and optimum performance.

BrainFitness is fundamental requirement to a learning brain that will determine how effectively they will acquire, retain, and process knowledge.

Similar to physical fitness, which is our foundational body skills that influences our performance in sports, brain fitness is our foundational brain skills which influence learning and achievement in school, work and daily life. These brain pillars namely (i) attention (ii) visual (iii) auditory (iv) sensory-motor and (v) socio-emotions ultimately impact how we acquire new knowledge, retain information, apply learning, and perform to excellence.

Recent brain scan research has also shown that brain fitness is closely linked to our IQ and EQ. Intelligence does not reside in any one part of the brain but rather involves a network of interconnections among the critical brain areas namely attention and working memory, language, visual, and body perception. Therefore, when we build brain fitness in these pillars, we are actually strengthening the brain networks that make us more intelligent! Simply put, a fit brain means an intelligent brain.

BrainFit Studio is the leading provider of the most up-to-date neuro-scientific-based brain fitness training programs in Asia. It started in Singapore last 2011 and was founded by a team of therapists led by Ms. Cheryl Chia, current Director, who are all passionate about maximizing human potential and transforming lives. It has since expanded across Southeast Asia and has presence in several countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, and the Philippines.

BrainFit Studio Philippines opened its doors in 2011. It is spearheaded by a group of individuals who are experts in the fields of education and health care. Currently, BrainFit Studio Philippines has two centers – Greenhills and Binondo- and another center in Makati is opening in April 2014.

BrainFit Studio uses the SMART protocol for brain fitness training, which is based on neuro-scientific findings.

They have 5 different programs that address each of the Brain Pillars: Smart Moves for sensory-motor; Smart Vision for visual processing; Smart Listening for auditory processing, Smart Focus for attention and memory; and Smart EQ for socio-emotions.

“S” is for setting appropriate and achievable goals for the individual, as every brain is unique.

“M” is for measurement using a process called CognitiveMap. It involves two hour-long, one-on-one assessment using standardized tests which profile the individual’s brain in the five key areas of visual, auditory, sensory-motor, attention and memory and social-emotional.

“A” is for adaptation, which is to choose the correct brain fitness training program and level, based on the individual’s brain fitness profile. For successful brain fitness training, mental activities must be just right - not be too difficult or too easy for the individual.

“R” is for rewiring through focused practice. Neuro-scientific research tells us frequency and intensity has significant effect on brain fitness training outcomes. During a typical 50min training session at BrainFit Studio, a student may be engaged in up to 500-1000 repetitions of the cognitive tasks they are working on. Adequate frequency and intensity of training is vital for maximum results.

“T” is for transformation of the brain and the individual as one follows the SMART protocol. Typically, for an average student, we expect visible and enduring improvements in learning and performance after about 20 hours or ten weeks of brain fitness training. We expect our students to be able to learn better – focus longer, think faster and remember more. We conduct re-evaluations on all our students to measure their gains.

Unlike enhancement programs that target on improving a specified skill and on imparting learning strategies (e.g. drawing; reading comprehension; speed reading; etc) or tutorial programs that provide assistance on scholastic subjects to enable learners to keep up with the academic track, our programs work on the foundational skills needed to accelerate the learning process be it in acquiring and mastering academic contents in school or learning a skill (e.g. dancing; swimming; etc).

The focus is on developing and enhancing the 5 critical Brain Pillars so that they will have a more efficient, easier, and enjoyable learning experience. Only when the Brain Pillars are strong and efficient can the student benefit optimally from any enhancement or tutorial programs that they will undergo. Our programs also build intelligence by strengthening the critical brain networks which scientists have found responsible for both general intelligence (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ).

They have a headstart program that are catered for young kids aged 3-6years old called BrainFit Jr. This is an integrated program covering all 5 brain pillars intended to give a headstart as we prime the young Brain. The SMART Programs, focusing on enhancing core brain Pillar areas, are typically for children 4-18 years old.

Everyone from a young child to an older individual can definitely benefit from brain fitness training. Contrary to what people used to believe, brain plasticity (changeability) is not limited to children, but is possible at any age. With proper brain training protocols, everyone can benefit from brain fitness training, although improvements are more easily achieved in a child because a young brain changes more rapidly with less effort.

The BrainFit Studio has trained and gather very positive results (backed by published studies) among individuals diagnosed with learning difficulties such as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADD or ADHD), auditory processing disorder (APD), dyslexia, language delays, sensory-modulation disorder, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The company has helped trained many average and even gifted students – we have a RESULTS GUARANTEE for our BrainFitness Training. Just as physical fitness training can benefit everyone, from the person with poor fitness levels to the top athlete, everyone can benefit from brain fitness training. An average or even top student can still be challenged to perform at an even more superior mental state.

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1 comment:

  1. Well, even if you are a mature person you need to care about keeping your mind fit because cognitive abilities and mental health are amazingly important in life. To take care of those issues I started using provacan cbd oil uk and it really works so I advise you guys to consider it as an option at least.


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