WHAT IS MOVEMENT BASED LEARNING?

Movement Based Learning offers workshops which address the foundational pieces of learning so that children and adults of all abilities, as well as their caregivers, parents, therapists and teachers, can learn how to learn.

The program provides excellent applications for a variety of challenges including yet not limited to those who have/are on the autism spectrum, cerebral palsy, attention deficit, hyperactivity, dyslexia, Angelman’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, speech impairment, brain injuries, blindness, deafness, impairments caused by strokes, epilepsy, developmental delays. It is also a fantastic tool to provide early childhood prevention and action tools.

The emphasis is on teaching and consulting in a functional, practical way so that any information learned is directly applicable and usable. Techniques that are taught and learned have been shown to directly affect the ease of learning for each participant.

Today there are MBL instructors all over the world who offer classes and private consultations. In addition, Brain Gym® for Special Needs Providers and Movement Based Learning for Children of All Abilities have been translated into Spanish, French, Malay, Japanese, Chinese, Slovenian, Dutch, Italian, German, and will soon be available in Russian.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • This course is very helpful in giving hands-on exercises to activate the learning process. Teachers are given tools to help optimal learning occur. I’ve learned to be more aware of my own body. I have come to realize the amazing connection between my body and my mind. This course provided a structure for me to achieve greater clarity and experience many insights––things came together. The attention to detail that makes movement-based learning so much more comprehensible will greatly improve the effectiveness of the work I am doing.

    PAMELA, PSYCHOLOGIST
  • This course is a learning-by-doing experience. The atmosphere was open and safe––conducive to learning. Movement-based learning uses movement of the body to effect changes in the brain. It is a tool that, once learned, is easy to integrate into your work as a Physical Therapist (PT) as well as your home life. It is a great adjunct to all other tools that we use as a PT.

    KRISTEN, PHYSICAL THERAPIST
  • You have got to take this course, it will change the way you think, teach and approach learning.

    LORRAINE, TITLE I READING TEACHER
  • And remember, let us begin...begin to make a difference in a person’s life.

    CECILIA KOESTER
  • This class is a must, even if you don’t deal with people who have special needs.

    MAUREEN, TEACHER/CONSULTANT
  • My enthusiasm for my work in the special education classroom has been renewed. I now have an awareness of noticing that will get stronger over time. I have some foundational pieces that Cece calls Building Blocks that will get me to the heart of a child’s problem much more quickly.

    MADELINE, PARAPROFESSIONAL WITH SPED
  • As I participated in this class I learned not only the activities from Brain Gym® and how/when to use them––I also became calmer within myself.

    OPAL, PARENT OF CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
  • This Brain Gym® for Special Needs course gave me unique tools to use with the kids when the traditional P.T. stuff doesn’t do the job or help me help the kids reach their goals. Cece, you are the best instructor I’ve ever had for any type of class. Thank you.

    CINDY, PHYSICAL THERAPIST
  • I’ve learned many new skills/strategies and developed confidence in my own instincts. This class is very versatile for all my ages/abilities—-even for self-improvement—-everyone can benefit.

    DENISE, EARLY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
  • I chose this course for specific reasons, and gained so much more! Every component of the class was selected and timed and the living structure that we can then pass along is invaluable. I loved being the receiver of such wisdom. Thank you so very much!

    KATHLEEN, SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
  • This course offers the most vital information and tools for living in our own body with comfort and ease of learning and functioning. I noticed so many positive changes in myself during this course that I know will bleed over into my professional (and personal) life. I am more relaxed; able to formulate and receive information; more playful; and I’m feeling more equipped to work with special needs children.

    EMILY, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT/BRAIN GYM® INSTRUCTOR
  • This course is priceless. It’s useful for everyone! I am recharged and excited about taking my new tools back to the classroom. I have been feeling overwhelmed and tired to this point! Now, I feel I have some tools!.

    CARLA, CLASSROOM TEACHER
  • She demonstrates how to apply the theory of movement-based learning by bringing children into the workshop so we can observe her using it with them. The information and techniques are definitely applicable to Occupational Therapy (OT) and complements and parallels our practices.

    JULIE, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
  • This course is so practical. I am now more open to ideas to help students. I feel re-energized. The practical experience in the course goes along with the book and made my learning easy and fun. I like that there are no other equipment costs involved. I can take the information and directly and immediately apply it.

    LYNNE, HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
  • After taking this course, my eyes are open wider and I can assist the children and explore their potential/ possibilities so they can reach their greatest reality. This course gently invites you to enhance learning and function within the classroom by using natural body movements.

    CANDI, ADAPTIVE PE TEACHER