WHAT IS NEUROPLASTICITY?
Neuroplasticity is the change in neural pathways and synapses that occurs due to certain factors, like behavior, environment, or neural processes. During such changes, the brain engages in synaptic pruning, deleting the neural connections that are no longer necessary or useful, and strengthening the necessary ones.
HOW DOES NEUROSPLACITY WORK?
Renewal of The Mind. The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for disease (addiction) and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to adapt and change. “Neuro” is for the nerve cells, or neurons, and “plastic” refers to the modifiable nature of our brain and nervous system. Neuroplasticity is the reason teachers teach and therapists treat.
NEUROplasticity is a form of functional and structural neuroplasticity that arises from the use of cognitive functions and personal experience; hence, it is the biological basis for learning and the formation of new memories. Activity-dependent plastic is a form of neuroplasticity that arises from intrinsic or endogenous activities.
In essence, it is the brain's ability to retain and develop memories based on activity-driven changes of synaptic strength that allow stronger learning of information.
Our peer driven activities benefit clients with a history of substance abuse, and criminal lifestyles. The benefits of neuropllasticity can help shape and develop healthy lifestyles for at risk youth living in trauma intense neighborhoods.
Activity Driven Neuroplasticity is a key to long term healthy outcomes for our clients. We focus on activities that enhance and stimulate Neuroplasticity. The activities are focused on modeling positive behavior through role play and experiential learning methods.
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