How and why it works

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How it works

S.M.A.R.T. Boost Up Plus is based off of three principles you may hear a lot when visiting A Chance To Grow: Frequency, Intensity and Duration.

FREQUENCY: the repetition of multi-sensory input of material or information through different activities
INTENSITY: the high quality of participation and active involvement of the students
DURATION: the consistent amount of time spent in a program of at least 80 hours to produce a change in the body and brain.

Our body systems work in cooperation with one another, not in isolation. By engaging children in a comprehensive program, we are able to address all of their underlying difficulties in a social and fun setting. The children interact in a large motor workout with organized movement that increases foundational skills such as balance, coordination, reflex integration, kinesthetic awareness, visual skills and auditory skills. When this foundation is strengthened, children find it easier to be successful in school, their social lives and in everyday functions. learningpyramid.jpg

Why it works

S.M.A.R.T. Boost Up Plus works because certain kinds of exercises can produce chemical alterations that give us stronger, healthier and happier brains, equipping us to think, remember and learn. Due to the comprehensive and intensive programming of S.M.A.R.T. Boost Up Plus, children's bodies and brains make quick permanent neurological changes that make learning and overall functioning easier. 

This program is unique because it works at the base of the learning pyramid, or the areas you see in yellow, and “fills in” the foundational cracks to increase readiness and ease for higher-order tasks.