Welcome to Early Years development and Success in Learning.
The first 22 months, including in the womb, are THE most important time to maximise the growth of the neural foundations throughout the brain, and sensory development up to around 4 years old. It is during this time the greatest growth of nerve connections are made in our life. It is the role of the inborn movement pattern called Reflexes that help this vital process, and they need to have played their part in developing the foundations and become inhibited by around 4 years old.
Retained neo-natal reflexes much past 5 years old are a major cause of why a child does not sufficiently develop physically, emotionally, behaviourally, socially and academically and there are a number of reasons why this can happen.
The aim of my website and the important message I would like to share with you is that we can correct any missed stages of our Early Years neural development by using the same movements every baby should learn to make. This is the area I specialise in and offer one to one sessions and also training to parents, teachers and any child development professionals.
Children, and adult’s, ‘labelled’ with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental delays, Mental health issues, Trauma and Brain injury will most certainly have some retained reflexes. Any of these ‘labels’/conditions can be helped in a simple and natural way with wonderful life-long results. No one needs to be held back by neural, sensory-motor and brain immaturity.
The primitive and postural reflexes are not understood enough, or addressed, by most professionals and yet they are the key for every child to have the resources to be ‘ready and able’ to learn for life. If children do not get a good education because they do not have the resources to be able to learn and earn good grades, their future opportunities and choice of jobs are going to be limited. This does not need to happen.
The short video clip above explains, simply and effectively, the process of what is developmentally necessary for every child to have the resources in place to be able to learn with ease and enjoyment. You will see a good example of a child who is struggling and why. Teachers will recognise some of these signs in the classroom.
The Rhythmic Movement and Brain Gym programmes I offer at my practice and in Schools, gives a second chance to revisit and correct any stages of a person’s development that may have been missed during their Early Years with life changing results.
Head teachers / Schools / Universities / SpLD teachers / Education Authorities 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 last 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 assessed 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 offer a range of unique and affordable training courses for anyone wanting to understand, recognise the signs of retained reflexes and how to integrate each of them. If you are interested, please contact me. The courses are experiential and hands-on 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 experienced and would like to share with you.
I give talks and demonstrations about the reflexes and how to recognise the signs in the classroom that most teachers will recognise. Please contact me if this interests you.
On the Testimonial page there is a comment from a School’s Inspection Service in the UK. Also comments from people that have been on my training courses and have used the techniques back in their school, and also from parents.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, please write in the ‘Quick Enquiry’ box at the top on the right.