The LEAP Program has been developed by the Springwood Natural Health Clinic (SNHC) to assist Parents and Teaches support children who have difficulties with concentration, attention (ADHD, ADD, ASD) impulse control, general coordination issues and for children whose parents want to assist their children expand their general learning capabilities.
The LEAP Program is designed as an assist package which combines the very best of science and natural therapies. The program consists of a concentrated involvement of Psychology, Naturopathic Therapies and Physiology interventions, and is based on the individual needs of each child. The Program runs over a 13 or 26 week period depending on individual assessment.
Many parents are searching for a diversified approach to treating impulse control, hyperkinetic, attention and concentration issues that present in their children. Our psychologists help families and children work with the issues that present. Some aspects of a common psychological treatment program would include activities to improve auditory and visual memory, anger management, impulse control, relaxation skills, and therapies to promote improved sleep/ wake cycles. There are many aspects to consider and programs are tailored to the individual needs
Our Naturopath assesses each child individually to ensure that the correct supplements are prescribed to meet each child’s specific needs. No two children are alike, and should not be treated as a ‘one solution fits all’. Independent scientific research allows our Naturopath to prescribe innovative combinations of supplements and herbs which are specifically designed for children, are great tasting and are either in powder, liquid or tablet form to meet special needs of children.
The programme involves each child completing a set of exercises twice each day. Each exercise set focuses on one activity and takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete and a different set of exercises is explained, demonstrated and implemented by the clinic each week. The exercises and equipment are fun to use making it easy for children to stay committed. Doing the exercises twice a day, everyday may appear demanding but persistence pays and is necessary for cerebellum training to be effective. So does it work? There is now sufficient research available showing that many learning difficulties are linked to balance and coordination issues and according to a number of these studies, cerebellum training such as is offered in the LEAP Program, has an amazing effect.