Movement Based Learning grew out of research revolving around kinesiology, movement patterns and developmental reflexes.
Babies and young children naturally perform what early childhood education experts call developmental movements, which foster the neural connections in the brain, and are essential to learning. These foundational pieces of learning, the infant reflexes and developmental movement patterns, all play a part in the physical and mental growth of a human being.
The Movement Based Learning program assists general and special education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, parents, caregivers, and more to better understand these reflexes and developmental movement patterns, along with their effects on learning. The program teaches adults to work with differently-abled people by showing how to observe postural and behavioral cues. Once this information is gathered, a movement program is developed that will enhance a more integrated way of learning. This allows the person to accomplish their goals in life with greater ease.