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Sensory Integration

When the brain cannot integrate the information it receives, the result is an inaccurate model of the environment and an inability to function well within it.

The Science Behind the Programme

There are four elements involved in the science of the Performance Breakthrough Programme:

  • The vestibular system
  • The cerebellum
  • Hand / Eye co-ordination
  • Eye tracking and focus

Where the programme began

Performance Breakthrough is a pioneering neuro-development tool that combines specially designed balance equipment and carefully selected exercises to improve sensory organisation and refine neuro-transmission so that the brain performs better in every environment.

The Science Behind the Programme

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) are neurological conditions which make it difficult for individuals to interact socially making them very isolated and frustrated in the world around them. Individuals may display many symptoms associated with ADHD and may also have reading, writing and spelling difficulties.


Performance Breakthrough’s balance and sensory development activities combat the root cause of Dyslexia and related difficulties such as Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders. The programme physically changes the way in which the brain processes information.

Where the programme began

This neurologically based condition is often found in very bright children causing a range of symptoms which affect their ability to process information effectively. They possess a short attention span and are, therefore, easily distracted. When Hyperactivity is present these children will often display disruptive behaviour in the classroom and at home, largely due to frustration. They may be unable to get to sleep at night, they are generally forgetful and may be fussy eaters.


Balance (the vestibular function) is the first sense that develops in the womb. For a developing organism that has not yet gained the capacity to see, hear, activate movement, or feel, this sense provides the first relationship with the world. Neural networks, the fundamental structures of brain processing, form to handle the information derived by this sensory structure. They are the first sensory networks to form in the developing brain, and they become the template (the primary organising model) for the development of other neural networks.


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