Our Impact - 2017 Program Report

 

Needs Addressed

BSMART is the only facility on the island that incorporates brain centered maturation techniques in order to increase academic success.  It has been shown to increase school readiness and mastery of foundational learning skills in both general and at-risk populations. Data collected by BSMART indicates that the program has already made a difference in the community, especially to those most in need and at risk. BSMART addresses the need of why so many preschoolers, especially those from high-risk backgrounds, turn up on their first day of school lacking the fundamental readiness skills, which spirals into a range of additional problems for the child as they grow older. Without early identification of cognitive and developmental deficits, students are on a path that makes success remarkably more difficult from their peers. S.M.A.R.T. (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training) addresses these types of issues, or deficiencies, by targeting their foundational source – the brain.

 

BSMART Services

BSMART offers a diverse range of options for parents and schools to be able to take advantage of S.M.A.R.T.

This includes:

  1. Infant and Toddler Developmental Learning Lab

  2. Nursery and Preschool Neurodevelopmental Program

  3. Elementary Neurodevelopmental S.M.A.R.T. Program

  4. S.M.A.R.T Camps

  5. Special Events: Foster Siblings, Newborns & Family, BSMART Boxes, Workshops

 

Donor Thank You Video

           Thank you to our donors!!

          Thank you to our donors!!

 
 

BSMART 2016-2017 Successes

Neurodevelopmental S.M.A.R.T. After School Program

A total of:

  • 14 students between the ages of 4 and 8 years attended our educational therapy & academic support S.M.A.R.T. Neurodevelopmental Program from 2016 - 2017.

  • 11 students received financial assistance bursaries.

The numbers above include children with the following developmental and academic challenges:

  • learning disabilities

  • reading disabilities

  • dyslexia

  • autism spectrum disorders

  • developmental delays

  • auditory processing disorder

  • possible Fragile X

  • speech/language disorder

  • vision issues

  • sensory processing disorder

  • ADHD

 
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Neurodevelopmental S.M.A.R.T. After School Program Oral Reading Testing Results
 

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S.M.A.R.T. Summer Programming

  • 165 students attended our S.M.A.R.T. Camps run throughout the school year Jan. - Dec. 2017 
  • 8 students received financial assistance

The numbers above include children with the following developmental and academic challenges:

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • learning and reading disabilities
  • dyslexia
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • gross and fine motor delays
  • developmental delay
  • auditory processing disorder
  • speech/language disorder
  • anxiety disorders
  • global developmental delay
  • seizure disorder
 
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Nursery & Preschool Developmental Program

 
  • 200 students attended 30 sponsored sessions of our nursery & preschool developmental programming
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Prevention Services

Infant & Toddler Developmental Learning Program

A total of :

  • 5 social service agencies (60 families) received sponsored infant punch cards for their clients in need.
  • 2 pediatric offices received sponsored infant punch cards, enabling 30 families access to our infant programming.
  • 145 families received direct sponsored support for infant and toddler programming.

The above numbers also include children with the following concerns:

    • Williams Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Developmental Delays (gross motor & speech)
    • Cognitive Deficits
    • Behavioral/Psychological Difficulties
    • Socioeconomically At-Risk
 

Special Events

  • 25 families attended Newborn Specialist Family & Baby Reunion

  • 15 occupational therapists attended an inservice at BSMART

  • 400 BSMART Pencil Boxes were given to all public school Primary One students

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