Neurological Consultancy

At GymbaROO Sydney West we offer extra services to help your child meet their full potential. Our Neuro Developmental/JIAS program aims at improving gut health to allow the brain to perform at it’s best. Specific movement exercises encourage inhibition of primitive reflexes and improve motor development. JIAS stimulates the brain through music to increase concentration, listening and language.

Kaylene has a Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood with over 25 years experience working with children 0-12 years. Practicing as a Neuro Developmental Consultant for the past 12 years and now offering Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation. Kaylene has trained with many professionals in the field recently attending the INPP Conference in Spain and Movement Brain Body Cognition Conference at Harvard Medical School.

Concerned about your child? GymbaROO consultancy may be able to help.

Are you concerned about your baby, toddler, pre-schooler or school aged child’s development? At GymbaROO we offer a one-on-one consultancy service that is based on strengthening a child’s neurological development – the basis for all moving, learning and thinking skills. Utilising natural movement patterns, the GymbaROO neuro-developmental program aims to assist your child to establish key foundational brain pathways essential for higher learning skills.

Neuro-developmental Education offers real results for children. It is one of the most significant developments in overcoming learning difficulties and behavioural problems.

What is the neuro-developmental approach?

A GymbaROO consultant is trained to identify neurological immaturities, which have an effect on how a child functions, is able to learn and to behave. The program is then individually designed to ameliorate the sensory, motor and perceptual obstacles, which hold a child back from success. Very specific developmental exercises are provided to train the brain to process and manage multi-sensory input, assist the functioning of the motor system and develop perception, which lie at the heart of learning.

Assessment includes the child’s sensory functioning, motor, perceptual and neurological capabilities. It includes evaluation of the child’s visual and auditory capacity and powers of communication. Nutrition and health may also be addressed.

Assessment may take 1 to 3 hours depending on the age of the child.

Parents are requested to fill in a Case History form prior to the initial appointment. Both parents are requested to attend.

Who will benefit?

The Program will benefit babies to secondary aged students with:

  • Developmental Immaturities
    • Babies who have delayed or missed key developmental milestones.
    • Toddlers who are late walkers, may have missed crawling, are scared of climbing, are not keen to explore and/or who cling to caregiver excessively.
    • Pre-schoolers who are not hopping, marching, skipping, have delayed speech and/or are very anxious when separated from caregiver and/or may have ‘greater than expected for this age group’ behavioural issues.
  • School aged children who have:
    • Learning Difficulties
    • School Readiness Delays
    • Academic Under-achievement
    • Attention Deficit Disorders
    • Autistic Syndromes
    • Behavioural Abnormalities
    • Poor Learning Motivation

Healthy neurological development underpins later social, emotional and academic success.

What does a neuro-developmental program involve?

  • Parents are asked to complete a screening questionnaire and document their child’s diet for a week.
  • An assessment of the child’s neurological development, motor skills, diet and primitive reflex testing are conducted. Every 6-8 weeks follow up assessments are conducted to adjust programs and monitor progress.
  • Progress reviews and reports are given after each consultation. These outline the child’s neurological development, reflex development and dietary suggestions. They also include a home movement program which needs to be conducted twice a day and further suggestions for your child to reach their maximum potential.
  • If families would like to access JIAS an Audiogramm is conducted and an individualised sound therapy program is devised, this requires 10 minutes of listening per day. JIAS stimulates nerve pathways into and within the brain in particular the language centre improving concentration, listening and understanding of language.
  • Intensity, frequency and duration will make the difference to the program.

When can parents see benefits of the program?

It is likely that parents will see results in weeks, but the complete benefits of the program may take many months, due to the rate it takes for the brain to be retrained to become more efficient and effective.