Movement, the Brain and Learning is a workshop designed for teachers, pre-school teachers, parents, students 14 years and over. Normally presented over two separate days, this workshop gives theoretical information and practical techniques and skills. Ideal for Inservice day/s for teachers and pre-school teachers. The below topics then become a menu from which individuals, schools and associations can choose for a specialised Inservice day/s.
Course outline & Content:
This course is easy to learn and practical in a demonstrable way. It is a movement based programme using specific movements with hand held beanbags. These assist the integration of the PPRs, and make MBL innovative in its balancing techniques.
This course offers a basic introduction and overview of the reflexes. It will help to understand more deeply the developmental learning process. Learn how each reflex can impact on learning styles and behaviours and the implications and effects of unintegrated reflexes.
Many beanbag games/activities and songs will be learnt and used to assist the integration of the reflexes.
Kinesiologists, parents, teachers, teacher assistants, early childhood workers and carers, physiotherapists and all practitioners interested in learning and understanding more.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics covered include:
- Behaviour and attention difficulties
- Hand eye coordination
- Relieving stress
- Concentration and sitting still
- Balance and posture
- Speech and language development
- Maths and times tables
- Taking notes from the board
- Spatial and audio spatial awareness
- Vision Enhancement
- Co-ordination skills
In the workshop we also present:
- An overview of the Primitive and Postural Reflexes (PPRs)
- A demonstration of the different reflexes
- Their effect on our physical, emotional and mental development
- An understanding of the ‘flow’ and interconnectedness of the PPRs as each emerges, develops, ‘participates’ and then integrates
- There will be song and movement to re-enforce the information