Brain Based Movements in Action, Part 1
I am so excited to tell you about my most recent learning experience that I feel certain will help my children with some areas of concern, especially with regard to their ability to learn. I recently worked my way through Yellow Wood's Brain Based Movement course. This course is laid out so that you can take it in small chunks and really focus on the reflexes that are of the most concern for your student(s). I found the video demonstration of each movement that will help resolve the problematic primitive reflex especially helpful.
After completing the learning portion of the class, there are printable worksheets that you can use to help assess which reflexes your student(s) need to focus on the most. I filled these out for each of my older children (my two year old gets a pass for now). My son, Bubby, had three or more markers in five of the six reflexes. My younger girl, Bug, had one are with three or more markers, and one or two markers in half of the reflexes. My oldest, Banana, had three or more markers in four of the six reflexes, and two markers in each of the other two reflexes noted. Banana and Bubby each had one reflex in which all but one of the markers were noted for them. Because of the results I noted for my children, I am going to ask them to work on all of the reflex exercises for the month.
The reflexes that are of the greatest concern right now are:
Palmar, Aysmmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, and the Moro Reflex
Moro Reflex, Spinal Galant Reflex, and the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
Moro Reflex and the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex
When showing them how to do the exercises, I could see that some of these are going to be difficult to master. I know my son, in particular, has had trouble consistently with holding a pencil, writing stamina and expressing himself on paper. He also suffers from low fine motor muscle development in his hands and a speech impediment. He has been in occupational therapy for a year and speech therapy for 1.5 years with little improvement. He had to use all of his concentration to complete the Palmar Reflex exercises when bringing his pointer finger to his thumb. I never would have thought this would have been the case. In actuality, I thought that these exercises would not challenge any of them in the least.
I can't wait to tell you about their progress over the next few weeks!
I can't wait to tell you about their progress over the next few weeks! I feel certain that I am going to see huge improvements in their ability to do the exercises, and when we start school, in their work. Bubby and Banana will have the same teachers this year as they did last year (thank you for looping), so I am going to be especially interested to see if their teachers notice any improvements! Thank you for joining me on this journey! I can't wait to tell you more about how this unfolds!
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