A team led by Neil and Liz Losin at Day’s Edge Productions created this educational piece. (Day’s Edge Productions) I think it is particularly useful for older children and teenagers to watch. At this age, many are getting discouraged with their lack of progress in therapy and tend to think there’s not much point in continuing. However, if they see that the brain can change, even brains much older than their brain, you might be able to get their interest. Remember that neuroplasticity is stimulated by Novelty, Challenge and Consequences.  The goal is to encourage new activities that stimulate the brain.

The type of athletic training and fun provided by organizations like Blaze Sports (www.blazesports.org) provide exactly this type of brain and body changing experiences. Explore their website to find out how athletic organizations in your area can become involved.