The brain, cerebellum and the brainstem are the main control centers for life. They control every action that takes place. While these structures are complex, understanding the anatomy of them and their functions can give a good perspective of what is happening within someone. Our large brains developed due to the ability of being able to walk upright. Walking upright against gravity is the most complex movement on earth as compared to other animals. In order to coordinate all of the large and small muscles, we needed to have a larger brain. During development of a larger brain we also gained other abilities that evolved parallel or secondarily to our ability to control our bodies upright. Those abilities are called cognitive and executive functions. They help us orient, remember, perceive, organize, plan and execute complex information.
The majority of neurobehavioral learning disorders are due to a decrease in development/stimulation to the right hemisphere of the brain. They range from ADD/ADHD to Autism. While Dyslexia is a decrease in stimulation to the left hemisphere. Anatomically the tissue in the brain is normal, just not as developed as the other side. The reason we are seeing increases in these disorders is because of changes within our society. Brain Coordination Therapy targets these areas through a wide variety of treatments to help increase stimulation to these understimulated regions by promoting plasticity. Plasticity is the brain’s ability to establish new connections to improve function. Slowly over time the brain will establish new connections that had been lacking and symptoms will improve.