Ready Bodies Motor Labs:
- Are designed as a classroom center or campus-wide curriculum that can be easily administered
- Are time-tested and powerful, and deliver results quickly
- Do not require specific referrals
- Can be used for ALL students – special education, at-risk, and regular education
The aim of the Ready Bodies Motor Lab is to be campus-wide. Each student on site attends regularly during the week. Some classes are in a rotation with art and music, some run for 20 minutes daily. We all know adding a new program is often difficult for schools. ANY time spent with the children doing this program will be beneficial, and the RBLM program is designed for easy adaptability for your situation and budget.
If the first 5 minutes of library time or computer class time is set aside to lead them in only two activities, their responsiveness to the teacher will be greatly enhanced. If the teacher must keep “bouncer” students in from recess to complete their work, it is likely that these same students would benefit from 5-10 minutes of Ready Bodies activities. These activities are designed to stimulate and develop the reflex, tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, visual and auditory systems. Jumping as he spells the words he missed, crawling or creeping to the reading center, or doing tornadoes at the whiteboard prior to his writing assignment will help his systems operate.
Goals of the Ready Bodies Motor Lab
Our goal has always been to help children develop the skills necessary for learning readiness and mastery of the environment.
Many of these skills are motor based. Handwriting, sitting still, paying attention, speaking, and behavior are all performances based on a child’s ability to maneuver and function in his environment. The more aware he is of his environment and the more he learns about the sensations of his own movement, the better he can control himself and accomplish tasks.
This is not intended to be a replacement for Physical Education, but instead is intended as a base for the skill building of Physical Education, as well as building a structure for the acquisition of academic skills. The aim of the activities outlined in the the Activity Guide are to stimulate the child’s sensory systems.
If you would like to discuss how the RBLM team can help you quickly and easily setup an RBLM Motor Lab in your school, please contact Athena Oden, PT by clicking here!
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