Evidence Based Beliefs
Our Brain-Based Methodology Changes Behavior
Students Want To Do Well & Show Others They Can Do Well
Behavior Challenges Result From Brain Challenges
When The Brain Changes, Behaviors Change & Students Can Do Well
Students Want To Do Well
Our experience has repeatedly shown that students want to do well and show others they can do well. However, root neurodevelopmental issues can prevent this.
Behavioral Issues Are Brain Issues
A student’s behavior is directly controlled by specific areas of the brain that communicate with one another. When these areas are not communicating as they should, behavioral challenges manifest.
Certain areas of the brain directly influence behavior such as emotional regulation, judgement, and fight
or flight. Other areas indirectly influence behavior by limiting a student’s classroom performance such as
reading recognition, handwriting, working memory, and sequencing. This often leads to frustration with
academic content and a tendency to either lash out or withdraw in a classroom setting.
Functional Areas Of The Brain
When The Brain Changes, Behaviors Change
The brain is amazing! The latest research in neuroscience shows us that the brain is malleable, plastic,
and constantly changing. Based on stimulation received by specific activities, the brain will calm, create
or strengthen neural pathways. Our job is to identify the maladaptive pathways that need to be calmed
and the beneficial pathways that need to be created or strengthened. Once this occurs, a student will be
more at choice moment to moment and will experience significant social emotional behavioral gains
Our team is available to discuss your student's needs and how the Hope School can help.
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