Principles of Treatment

Unleashing Potential: Navigating Brain Plasticity in Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Understanding Brain Plasticity: A Key to Developmental Progress

In the field of treating developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD, and dyspraxia, the concept of brain plasticity stands as a cornerstone. At its core, brain plasticity embodies the brain's extraordinary capacity to reshape its structure and functioning in response to environmental demands. This intricate dance involves pruning connections that are no longer in use while forging new pathways to support emerging functions.

Our Approach: Unveiling the Intersection of Brain Plasticity and Development

At Snowdrop, our cutting edge programme is meticulously crafted on the bedrock of brain plasticity and its interaction with developmental processes in children. This dynamic synergy often allows us to facilitate multi-faceted development across various domains.

A Symphony of Genetics and Environment: The Power to Foster Progress

The blueprint for a child's progress is etched through a fusion of genetic expression and the developmental environment. While genetic expression is already 'written,' we wield the power to shape and enrich the developmental environment that propels a child's growth.

Harnessing Environmental Influence: Unveiling the Program's Impact

Herein lies the significance of our program's activities. After an in-depth evaluation of your child's sensory and output functions, encompassing visual, auditory, and tactile development, as well as gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social development, and language and communication development, we embark on a personalised journey.

Why the Emphasis on Repetition?

Repetition, a cornerstone of our approach, creates an escalating "environmental demand" that encourages the brain to form new connections. Leading scientists' research echoes our beliefs, suggesting that repetition of experiences strengthens neural connections essential for function. The brain's natural inclination towards repetition, (ever wondered why children like to do the same things, listen to the same stories, watch the same TV programmes over and over?), fuels this process, aiding neural connections' efficiency and strength.

An Evidential Trail: Supporting Our Approach

We don't stand alone in our convictions. An array of studies bolsters our philosophy. The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics showcased how brain cells reorganise through environmental stimulation, underscoring the notion that activities can influence vast sections of the brain (Current Biology, March 10th, 2009).

Another stride in our direction stems from MIT's research, illustrating that brain cells, influenced by environmental stimuli, can adapt and reallocate functions to compensate for lost abilities (

Snowdrop's Path to Progress: Fostering Healthy Neural Competition

The Snowdrop programme creates a brain environment ripe for competition, where developmental activities vie for neural allocation. The repetition of these activities escalates the environmental demand, sparking a transformative competition for function allocation. This interplay nurtures developmental progress, sometimes yielding remarkable strides in children's abilities.

Unlock the Door to Progress: Your Child's Journey Starts Here

Embrace a journey fuelled by brain plasticity and backed by scientific evidence. Snowdrop's program aspires to reshape the boundaries of developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy. As we stand at the crossroads of genetics and environment, let us help you steer your child's developmental trajectory towards newfound horizons.


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