Welcome to Brain and Sensory Development. Our Early Years development determines our future.
The reflexes are a major cause of why a child does not fully develop physically, emotionally, behaviourally, socially and academically. The reflexes are not understood enough, or addressed, by most professionals and yet they are the key to unlocking a child’s potential to have the resources to be ‘ready and able’ to learn and achieve their highest potential.
The Rhythmic Movement and Brain Gym programmes I offer at my centre gives me the second chance to revisit, and correct, any stages that may have been missed during a child’s, or adult’s, Early Years. It is never too late for anyone to develop new neural pathways and their sensory-motor system through reflex integration. I guarantee profound improvements for children and adults.
Up to 4 years old, but especially the first 12 months, are the most important period in a child’s life to develop and maximise the foundations of the central nervous system and neural growth. Parents would benefit from understanding what they can do to help and not hinder this vital time so their child has the full resources ready to be able to learn for life. The neo-natal reflexes are my area of speciality to help children unlock their learning potential to have the opportunity to be successful in life.
SEN teachers, / Educational Psychologists / Paediatric O.T’s / Child Development specialists / Childcare workers / Nursery schools / Primary school teachers and Parents: please take time to watch the short video clip below as it explains how important the reflexes are related to how well a child is going to be able to learn. The senses and the brain must be sufficiently developed for learning to be able to take place with ease and enjoyment as you will see and understand in this clip. Addressing this way of learning challenges and development will prove to be the most useful and cost effective way of helping children overcome their difficulties for life.
If you have watched the video you will see that the Education system starts with teaching children to Read, Write and do Math, and at a very young age, assuming every child is physically read and has the resources able to learn. For some children, this works but for the many children who are struggling and developmentally not ready this is extremely hard, boring, labourious, time consuming and requires a lot of extra money to pay for extra help, not to mention how stressful it is for the child and how it could affect their morale and self-confidence.
If teachers were to screen and assess the physical side of learning in children first, and this is easy to do and where I can help, they will immediately know the ones who are going to struggle with learning, and can then concentrate on developing their weaker senses, using simple movements, to help that child catch up to their chronological and developmental age. Teachers will then be able to teach these children with less effort, valuable time lost and more enjoyment in the classroom. This is the quickest, most effective, efficient and money saving way to achieve top results, and I explain why in my website.
School Headteachers / Government Education Authorities for SEN, please Click here – https://youtu.be/NZCdBC_GYHU I would like to introduce you to ‘The Movement Programme’. This has been specially designed to help children aged between 8 – 13 improve literacy skills and end of year results with really excellent and lasting results. The programme, designed in 12 modules, is used in schools 5 days of the week for 12 weeks. It can also be accessed by parents to follow at home for their children, and family members.
I offer knowledge, experience, understanding and simple techniques that are unique to many, to help make profound and life-long improvements to children and adults of any age and ability.
People with the following ‘labels’ below will have retained reflexes at some level and would prove life-changing if they were integrated. I have worked with many with these ‘labels’ and seen outstanding improvements that have given them more hopeful futures and opportunities.
- ADHD / ADD
- Sensory-motor issues
- Cerebral Palsy,
- Brain damage,
- Parkinson’s disease
- Developmental / Global delays
- Physical disabilities
- Mental health issues
- Behavioural challenges
- Behavioural / Social issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
I offer a range of unique training courses for anyone wanting to understand, recognise the signs of retained reflexes and then how to integrate them. I give talks and demonstrations showing how the reflexes work and how to recognise them especially in the classroom. Please contact me if you are interested in knowing more.
The Testimonial page has some interesting comments from various people who have used these programmes, and also a comment from a Schools Inspection Service.
Enjoy scrolling through this website. I am pleased to answer any questions you may have about learning and development. Please ask your question in the ‘Quick Enquiry’ box at the top on the right.