What is "BRAIN GYM"?
The phrase BRAIN GYM describes a specific set of movements, processes, programs, materials, and educational philosophy. It is a registered trademark of the Educational Kinesiology Foundation (Brain Gym® International) in Ventura, California, USA. Below is a list of its most common usages:
Brain Gym® movements, exercises, or activities refer to the original 26 Brain Gym movements, sometimes abbreviated as the 26. These activities recall the movements naturally done during the first years of life when learning to coordinate the eyes, ears, hands, and whole body. The twenty-six activities, along with a program for “learning through movement” were developed by educator and reading specialist Paul E. Dennison and his wife and colleague, Gail E. Dennison who say that the interdependence of movement, cognition, and applied learning is the basis of their work. Clients, teachers, and students have been reporting for over 20 years on the effectiveness of these simple activities. Even though it is not clear yet "why" these movements work so well, this 1 day seminar will teach you about Brain Gym and how these movements often bring about dramatic improvements in areas such as:
- Increased concentration, focus, attention, and memory
- Academics: reading, writing, math, test taking
- Physical coordination for exercise/dance/sports, group dynamicsRelationships
- Self-regulation, behavior, attitude
- Sensory organization
- Visual skills required for depth perception, reading, math, and handwriting
- Fine motor skills required for self-functioning and academics
- Daily living skills
- AND MORE!
Parents, professionals, teachers, therapists (SLP's, OT's, PT's), reading specialists, behavior specialists, psychologists, and anyone who is interested in improving functioning for themselves or others will benefit greatly from this introductory course.
What you Learn in this Course:
- PACE – a powerful combination of 4 simple steps which create learning readiness
-Twenty-six Brain Gym movements that facilitate mind-body integration.
-Hands-on opportunities to use the newly acquired skills
-Strategies for implementation with individuals in everyday and classroom setting
-Applications for personal and professional use
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Taught by Jami Guercia, MA Ed/Learning Specialist
*Jami has worked for over twenty five years as an educator, clinician and diagnostician of students with various learning challenges in both self-contained and inclusive settings. Collaborated with consulting psychiatrist and other professionals to coordinate family support, facilitation of treatment team case review and consultations, marketing and referral relations at local and national levels. Additionally, she has worked as a Speech-Language Clinician for the public school system and All Children's Hospital.
*She has served as an educational consultant to state agencies such as the University of Florida’s Baby Gator Infant & Child Research Development Center, the Florida Inclusion Network, Department of Education, HeadStart, the Juvenile Welfare Board and other school districts throughout the Eastern United States. Her work with national organizations such as the Mendez Foundation, National Downs Syndrome Parent Association, Coordinated Child Care, Upward Bound, Team Challenge Ropes Course and the Early Literacy Learning Model has been implemented in classrooms, clinics and homes ranging from Pre-K though University level venues. She has presented at conferences such as Weekend with the Experts and the annual International Alliance for Learning conference.
*Certified Brain Gym® Consultant through the Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Optimal brain Organization (Hemispheric Dominance Patterns and Learning), Level II Core In Training Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration, Strategic Test Taking Skills for SAT/ACT/ GRE English & Reading and LSAT, Instructor for Love and Logic, Kagan Cooperative Learning and U of K Strategic Instruction Model.