I am Brenda Cassidy, OT, Sensory Educator, Mum of sensory children and the developer of the unique Braincalm™ Program.
The Braincalm™ program is an easy to run 15 minute a day simple but highly effective exercise program where children (from preschool age to teens) or adults with
- poor attention/concentration
- chronic fidgeting/moving
- inability to regulate behaviours/emotions (self regulation)
- ASD (Autism)
- ADHD/Dyspraxia (DCD)/Dyslexia
- anxiety complete a variety of therapy based but fun activities that may clear traffic ‘jams in the brain’
In Braincalm™ I have designed specific ‘brain changing’ activities which can be used by
*PARENTS/CAREGIVERS at home
Plus in mainstream & special education classes……
*CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS/SNAs in school (as a super charged ‘one size fits all SENSORY BREAK)
*SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHERS (Braincalm™ can be used as 5 minute ‘elements’ to boost concentration for resource/learning support sessions)
What Our Customers Say:
Brenda, the Braincalm Program™ programme is having a really positive impact on our out of synch pupils. We have seen better sitting, writing, attention to school work, behaviour and overall happier children. Thank you so much for teaching me this fantastic programme
Your knowledge about ‘all things sensory’ and your fun plus ‘no jargon’ approach to teaching us was a breath of fresh air and brought us relief. Thank you so much, I feel like we are finally in the ‘driving seat’ with managing our son.
Many thanks for your webinar yesterday. You explained the needs and challenges facing some of our children in simple and clear language which was a breath of fresh air. I particularly liked your message to everyone that it’s important to be able to walk in the child’s shoes and see the world from what might be a very different perspective from our own.
I loved learning all about braincalm , you have both been amazing and made it a really enjoyable experience and I can’t wait to get started .
I have really enjoyed the three seminars this week. Today I found myself putting children I work with into a colour code. This Braincalm ladder is so helpful as it shows us where we need to go to help the child / children to regulate themselves. You are very good at what you are doing Brenda really easy to listen to full of knowledge thank you for sharing the webinars and look forward to more in the future.
Thank you very much for all the information you passed on over the last three days. It was very interesting I could listen to you every day. I have done your braincalming exercises with the child I look after & it makes such a difference. The child is much more relaxed & able to do the school work without getting upset. Thanks again.
Thanks Brenda for a wonderful course, found it very interesting and very insightful. I have only started working as an SNA recently, in my more advanced years I might add but feel a lot more confident and empowered having completed both Sensory Made Simple and Braincalm over the past few weeks. Love the no nonsense, practical nature of the program and how easy and straight forward it is to implement. Really like the fact that it is all encompassing, one size fits all, where modifications can be made when necessary. Continued success with your work Brenda.
Just a massive thank you for your time over the past 3 days. I had heard lots of good things about Brenda and Braincalm and the webinars didn’t disappoint- in fact they have lit a fuse to undertake more. My wife who works as an SNA attended last week and was delighted with what she took from the talks. We also have a son with huge sensory processing challenges so the webinars were invaluable from a personal and professional point of view.
Brenda, I know you say you use the Monaghanese to explain this but I have never come across somebody who made this as clear and accessible. By making it so clear it will be such a help to our children. Can’t wait to access more.
“Both my son’s preschool and myself have seen improvement in all areas, but the most obvious was behaviour management and he seems happier in himself more confident.”
This child is also taken through shortened Braincalm sessions in his preschool daily).
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