1. What is the track record of the core screening presented in the Training Program?
The Brain Highways staff has administered the core screening to over 7,000 people. Since we use such screenings as a pre-and-post assessment in our program, we’re also able to document remarkable changes in the screening results after participants have completed the work to integrate retained primitive reflexes, improve sensory processing, and develop the lower centers of the brain.
2. How does the Training Program teach others about lower brain development?
As part of a Brain Highways lower brain assessment, the screener also always connects-the-dots to what is being observed and what is going on in the person’s life. That’s why people who are being screened often find it “eerie” (but convincing) how well a screener may know information about them that was never shared.
3. Does the Training Program also teach participants how to make lasting, physical changes in the brain?
No. We created our Family and Adult programs to teach people how to do that for themselves or for their child. Note: Even those programs do not teach participants how to facilitate brain organization for friends, clients, students, and more. That’s because it truly takes hours and hours of intensive, hands-on training before someone is ready to facilitate brain organization for others. For example, Brain Highways staff (who can now do this) first spent about nine months working under someone who already had this skill—interacting with hundreds of participants—before they were able to independently facilitate brain organization for lots of different people.
4. Can the course’s multimedia materials be viewed on mobile devices?
Yes, in addition to home computers, the course can be viewed on mobile devices, making it possible to also learn while away from a home.
5. What materials do participants keep beyond the course?
Participants are able to download and save all support handouts, as well as some audios and videos.
6. Do participants in the class all log on at the same time?
No, participants review the online materials whenever they choose to do so within each part of the course.
7. What if parents want their child’s teacher to participate in the Training Program?
Parents who have participated in the Brain Highways Family Program can always suggest to their child’s classroom teacher to visit our site to review the Training Program information, as well as to watch the six videos for Kids and Adults on our home page. If the teacher is then motivated to participate, she can always enroll. However, we also present this opportunity. Brain Highways parents can offer to pay for the Training Program for their child’s classroom teacher. In such case, we then give the entire Training Program to those parents for free. By doing that, both the parents and teachers are now on the “same page,” when discussing solutions that truly address the child’s current brain profile.
8. What if a group of teachers (at the same school) want to participate all at the same time?
If a school enrolls at least 10 teachers at the same time, the cost of the training program is reduced to $150 per participant (instead of $175).
9. Why do course participants sign a commitment form that says they agree to never charge for a screening once they learn how to facilitate one?
It has always been Brain Highways tradition to offer free screenings so that finances never prevent someone from knowing whether retained primitive reflexes, poor sensory processing, and incomplete lower brain development are affecting their life. For example, when the program evolved from the public schools to the local centers, we still offered screenings for no charge.
In cases where professionals learn how to screen, such knowledge may become useful when working with their students, clients, patients, and athletes. The intent, however, is not to now offer a new service (screenings) that require an extra charge.
Therefore, signing the commitment form makes our intent very clear, and participants agree to such terms before enrolling in the course.
10. What is considered misuse and misrepresentation of a Brain Highways screening?
A Brain Highways screening is always educational, with the sole intent of determining whether someone has retained primitive reflexes, poor sensory processing, and incomplete lower brain development. The results are never intended to even suggest a medical diagnosis or to identify someone as having a learning disability.
It’s also a flagrant misrepresentation to charge someone for a Brain Highways screening.
11. If there is never a charge for a Brain Highways screening, then why is there a charge for the training program?
If participants did not pay for the course, human nature is such that many people might inadvertently not set aside enough time to learn how to become a proficient screener and how to apply such information when interacting with others. So while the nominal course fee does not reflect the wealth of materials that participants actually receive, it is our way of filtering who truly wants to learn this information and, therefore, will put aside the time to do so.
12. What’s included in the Training Program, and how much does it cost?
This course includes 21 audio clips, 29 videos, and 91 files of PDF support handouts. The course costs $175.
13. How do participants learn the course information?
The Training Program uses a multimedia approach to present information, where participants have access to new materials every three weeks during the 9-week course. Participants spend much of that time viewing lots of footage of actual screenings, complete with commentary, so that they may learn to do the same when it is their turn to assess others.
14. What is the Training Program format?
During each three-week period, participants can choose to review their materials at any time. However, at the end of that time period, participants no longer have access to those materials. They now receive another link to access the next section of the course. This format helps ensure that participants stay current and don’t fall behind (i.e. keep postponing time to review the materials).
15. Why does the course present four different kinds of screenings?
Variables, such as time constraints and location, present different challenges when wanting to determine whether someone has retained primitive reflexes, poor sensory processing, and incomplete lower brain development. So, the four different screenings presented in the course provide many options, including an informal way to assess someone while merely observing or interacting with them.
16. Do participants submit completed assignments during the course?
No. While there are quizzes to complete (answers are also provided) and participants do practice screening others, there are no assignments that are formally submitted.
17. What is the time commitment to complete the course?
Participants should plan on setting aside about two to three hours a week to review the materials during the first three weeks of the course, and one to two hours a week for the remaining six weeks. However, we only half-jokingly say that each person’s own brain profile is the most important variable in terms of whether that estimated time ends up being more or less.
18. How do I enroll in the Training Program?
Follow the steps appearing on the Training Program Enrollment Information page. After doing so, click on the Training Program Registration link at the bottom of that page.