Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
“The brain in transition” The development of the nervous system can be divided into a embryonic stage (3rd to 8th weeks) and fetal where there is proliferation and migration of neurons and glial cells of 2 to 4 months gestational age (GA), a peak of neuronal organization 6 months IG, synaptogenesis or synapse formation at 2 months before birth until 2 years after birth and throughout life, including learning processes and repair after brain injury. There is also the myelination occurring after the pregnancy. The child psychomotor development is a process of continuous change in functional capabilities, which can be observed over time. The typical evolution of the motor depends on the maturation of the central nervous system and is determined by genetically established standards and environmental stimuli. When there is delay in psychomotor development, early stimulation is presented as a useful tool in order to promote specific guidance to health professionals and the monitoring and tracking of child development and guide rehabilitation professionals (speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, etc.). It can be divided into auditory stimulation (sound localization), visual stimulation (dark room with bright object) and motor stimulation (midline exploration of the lower limbs and extension of the neck). The goal is to present the normal development of the nervous system and clarify the main forms of early stimulation through rehabilitation.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Buttons
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
- BAW Certificate of Participation
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Participation Certificate
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
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