Ready Bodies, Learning Minds is a powerful approach to sensory integration, motor learning, and academic success. The RBLM approach delivers:
- A clear understanding of reflexes, sensory integration and kinesthetic awareness, and how they impact learning
- A clear understanding of how learning impacts performance through motor responses, patterns and skills
- Specific, easy-to-implement activities, exercises and in a motor lab format that focus on immature, faulty or disabled systems and deliver results
Do you know children who are “bouncers,” “noodles,” or “shirt chewers”? Does this behavior affect their ability to learn? Motor and sensory development provide the central nervous system with the ability to perform the many tasks necessary for academic achievement. If the reflexive-vestibular-proprioceptive-tactile systems are not functioning optimally, the student has a limited base of body knowledge and skills on which to build. Limited attention span, poor posture, difficulty sustaining equilibrium, poor coordination of sequential movements, restlessness, problems with spatial relationships, and slow academic progress are common signs of an immature neurological system.
Adults sometimes take for granted how our bodies operate, and how the experiences of our bodies teach us to understand the world around us. The energy spent constructing a world of objects, sights, sounds, colors, shapes, dimensions and directions is enormous. Without the incredible and finely-tuned machine called our body, our brain would be at a loss to describe the world. Our ability to see, touch, feel, hear, move and control ourselves in relationship to the environment is the slate that academic learning is etched on.
Ready Bodies, Learning Minds (RBLM) is a comprehensive approach to understanding how sensory integration and motor control drives learning, and therefore the performance, of our children. RBLM clarifies these powerful relationships, and then delivers powerful, hands-on tools for therapists, teachers and parents to assist children
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