BrainWings, LLC was founded in 2020 by Occupational Therapist Judith Goddard to serve pre-teens and teens. She felt that there was a gap in services for this age group. Overall wellness in this age is essential and, if overlooked, can result in mental and physical challenges, which can impact participation in everyday life and continue into adulthood. Adolescence is a unique and crucial time that brings many opportunities for teens to understand who they are, learn and grow, and harness their potential. We know that there are many challenges faced by all teens, with or without special needs. Judith has worked with teens with special needs and understands the additional challenges present. At the same time, teens without special needs or a diagnosis often fall through the cracks when challenges exist but are not plain to see. For that reason, she started BrainWings in the hopes of being a support system for all teens.
Vision - With empowerment, pre-teens and teens will enhance their performance, participation, and well-being for daily life.
We hope that teens will strengthen their minds and bodies to improve their potential for today and their future with this enablement.
Mission - We take a holistic view so that pre-teens and teens gain independence, self-efficacy, and mental wellness in daily life activities while using evidence-based approaches.
Values - dignity, creativity, room to grow, integrity, respect, and transparency.
Pre-teens and teens who can benefit include those with the following diagnoses but are not limited to:
ADHD & ADD
Self-regulation Difficulties (include emotional dysregulation)
No diagnosis but demonstrates weak executive function and coping skills.
We use task modifications, compensatory strategies, and adaptations to promote participation and success.
If we feel that your child might benefit from additional services, we refer to other professionals as needed. We will collaborate to determine what services would be most beneficial.