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This short video above explains, briefly but well, why learning challenges occur that are seen in most classrooms today due to retained infant primitive reflexes.
Anyone assessed and diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD / ADD, Behavioural / Social issues, Speech and Language challenges, Autism, Asperges, Cerebral palsy, Neurological and Developmental issues, Mental health issues, Brain injury and trauma will have retained reflexes, and until they are inhibited, the person, child or adult, will continue to struggle and have to work harder than others in learning, and in and certain areas and tasks of their lives.
Why is this? Because of retained primitive infant reflexes. The reflexes develop the central nervous system, each of the senses and make the connections throughout the brain. The most important time for this to take place is during the first 18 months and up to 4 years old. If the baby / infant does not given the opportunity to be able to move freely, it will hinder development and making the connections within the brain, leaving it immature. Can something be done to help an immature brain passe 4 years old? Absolutely. Learn to move!
Why is movement so important? Movement is the most effective and efficient way to achieve brain and sensory integration, as it is the way nature intended for every one of us. Movement develops the foundations of the Central Nervous System, starting in utero and during our Early Years to around 4 years old. Movement is vital to our sensory-motor system that makes the neural connections that link up the areas of the brain. When the brain is well connected and the reflexes are fully integrated, we have the resources to be able to learn easily, confidently and successfully. Without movement during this vital neurological growth period, especially the first 12 months after birth, the brain and senses will remain immature and can be the root cause of most learning challenges seen in many classrooms today. Neural connections can be made and areas of the brain linked up at any time using developmental movements. This is my area of speciality that is unique in Malta.
Peer reviewed evidence of the benefits of Rhythmic Movements toward learning outcomes in a classroom, Tessa Grigg Ph.D has done some research with a school. Click on the link: https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/16565
I run unique, professional and experiential training courses in the reflexes and sensory integration. The courses are hands-on, involve movement and will also give you the opportunity to learn about your own reflexes at the same time. These are two of the best self development programmes I have ever experienced and I would like to share with people who are interested and who work with child development and learning challenges. Please contact me if you would like to attend my course.
I teach movements in schools that are performed in the classroom or gym for only 15 minutes a day that provide profound improvements to learning, self-confidence, managing emotions and behaviour which leads to higher grades in end of year exam results. Teachers report they have seen amazing and quick changes in their children with improvements in Reading, Writing, Attention, Focus, Comprehension, being able to sit still for longer and many many more challenges teachers see in their classroom.
Schools / SpLD teachers / LSE’s / Education Department: I would like to introduce you to ‘The Movement Programme’. This has been specifically designed to help children aged between 8 – 13+ years to improve literacy skills and end of year results with clearly proven and lasting results. The programme, designed in 12 modules, is used in schools for 15 – 20 minutes every day, 5 days of the week for 12 weeks. It can also be accessed by parents at home to follow with their children and other family members. Please contact me if you would like to access this successful programme. Please click on the video below to learn more about it. I know the creator of this programme personally.
I give talks and demonstrations about the reflexes and how to recognise the signs in the classroom that most teachers will recognise. I can teach you movements you can take back into the classroom and use straightaway. Please contact me if this interests you.
On the Testimonial page there are many comments from various people, and one particular one from a School’s Inspection Service in the UK. There are comments from my clients, parents, professionals and people that have been on my training courses that have used the techniques back in their schools or practices.
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