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ZING PERFORMANCE

Zing Performance is a unique program that drives development of key skills by focusing on a specific area of the brain, the Cerebellum. This is achieved by performing specialized coordinative exercises that can be carried out in your home. The program improves the ability to read, write, concentrate, coordinate body movements, develop social skills, control emotions--this is turn boosts confidence and self esteem.

"When we think of skill development we generally think of learned skills such as playing a musical instrument or learning how to drive a car.

It is of course acknowledged that the brain plays a central role in the development of learned skills. However, what is less well understood is that exercise stimulates the brain causing neurogenesis (new cells) in the hippocampus and cerebellum, and affects the synaptic strengths in the cerebellum and so primes the brain for new learning. Zing Performance consists of coordinative exercise activities designed to stimulate the cerebellum and related brain circuits resulting in demonstrable cognitive skill development." 


- Professor Rod Nicholson

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EYE TRACKING ASSESSMENT

This test allows us to indirectly measure how efficiently the cerebellum is working. The eye tracking assessment specifically measures the movement of the eye muscles as they focus on stationary and moving targets. The accuracy and timing of eye movements are recorded using specialized hardware and software. The technology used to assess eye tracking ability makes use of infrared projectors to create a pattern of near infrared light on the eyes-- sensors then take high framerate images of the eyes and the patterns. Based on this information mathematical algorithms calculate the eyes positions and gaze points. These results are processed by the software and allow us to measure eye tracking and therefore cerebellar function (the cerebellum is responsible for regulation and monitoring of fine motor movements, including those taking place in the eyes). These technical tests can be related to real world abilities such as reading, taking part in sport, focusing while driving, tracking a bird in flight, or copying off a whiteboard.

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MENTORING AND PERSONALIZED PLANS

Dr. Hallowell (Driven to Distraction and ADHD 2.0) talks about the power of connection when it comes to treating learning differences. He calls it “vitamin connect”. People with learning differences often feel misunderstood, depressed, anxious and experience low self-esteem. Through mentoring we provide our clients with one on one support to develop self awareness and resilience. As part of this process clients co-create personalized plans to identify goals and challenge negative core beliefs. Our mentoring toolbox also includes games, mindfulness, music, and nature-based learning depending on the client’s and family’s interests and needs.

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The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

Thich Nhat Hahn