Welcome to the FOCUS page!
I’m Dr. Cassidy, your FOCUS Certified Provider in the south-central Michigan region. I decided to incorporate this education and system into my practice because I feel like this is a very underserved service in our area.
The number of kids and adults with learning, behavior, and socialization challenges is on the rise, especially since 2020 when our world changed drastically.
This program allows me to look at and evaluate your child’s brain in many different ways and help support the developmental changes so your child can learn and process information about our world and have the best expression of life.
With this certification, I also have chosen to participate in Elite Access Membership, allowing for ongoing monthly trainings and case support from Top Doctors in this field regarding behavioral, learning, socialization, and developmental challenges. I’m constantly learning, changing, and adapting myself to better serve you.
With this membership, I am able to provide you with exclusive access to the home-based Brain Blossom program, as well as look at the brain from a different perspective with a FOCUS Functional Brain-Based Assessment.
The Brain Blossom Program is an app that is downloaded on your phone with a monthly fee. It’s a home-based, brain and body exercise and educational program. Everybody can benefit from this program! Brain Blossom is designed to reduce stress and deflective tendencies in order to help individuals engage in, communicate with, learn from, and enjoy their world. The only requirement is a partner to work with to administer some of the games.
Why the Brain Blossom Program?
Think of development like a flower, as it is grows from a seed; everything that happens around it has an impact on what it will be when it’s fully grown. Human development is much the same. Our environments can greatly impact our most basic functions, like the way we move our body, communicate with language, and use our sensory systems. These impacted functions are what we at the Brain Blossom Program call Deflective Behaviors and they can take many forms. Deflective Behaviors can stem from many combinations of factors, but ultimately, they change the way a person learns, behaves, communicates, and socializes. The Brain Blossom Program is designed to give specific body and brain games to help a person move on from their Deflective Behaviors to a healthier form of processing their environment.
5 Stages of the Brain Blossom Program
Based on the individual’s results of the initial evaluation they will be placed in one of five stages.
1. Seed Stage
Games that are targeted towards developing and practicing skills and movements common in early life.
2. Sprout Stage
Games that are targeted towards developing and practicing skills from early life as well as integrating gross motor and fine motor function.
3. Growth Stage
Games that are targeted towards gross motor, fine motor, cross body, core, and eye coordination as well as spatial awareness integration.
4. Flower Stage
Games that are targeted towards increased coordination of the eyes, mental imagery games, as well as increasing complexity in multi-sensory and simultaneous processing games.
5. Blossom Stage
Games that are targeted towards fast-paced, complex, simultaneous body, brain and eye coordination coupled with greater cognitive challenges.
Here is a link with videos explaining more of these concepts:
I’d be happy to do a phone consultation with you and better learn about yourself or your child’s needs prior to your initial visit.