MOVEMENT FOR LEARNING
At Hurley House we look behind the symptoms of Learning, Behavioural and Coordination difficulties using movement. Helping children who are underachieving despite good intellectual ability and potential.
The movements work on changing brain pattern and building new neural pathways, whilst also addressing partially retained primitive reflexes and the development of postural reflexes. The retention and under development of these reflexes can cause many difficulties such as low muscle tone, poor balance and poor motor skills, effects the ability to learn successfully.
We use Move to Learn and Bilateral Integration in our movement programs.
MOVE TO LEARN...
This program was founded in 1987 by Barbara Pheloung who was a specialist in the field of special education. Move to Learn was formed through frustrations Barbara encountered while trying to find help and support for her daughter who struggled with hyperactivity and Learning Difficulties. Through this inspiration she set out on a mission to find a solution for her daughter and other struggling children.
Barbara spent over 35 years gathering and developing techniques which have helped thousands of children. The Move to Learn programme can have dramatic improvements in a student's ability and capacity to learn.
The Move to Learn programme is a sequence of movements to develop a strong foundation for effective academic learning and social wellbeing.
Move to Learn, is an internationally recognised provider of a range of information, services and products to enable people to overcome learning difficulties (or learning disabilities)."Movement, learning and behaviour"
This unique programme was devised by Mrs Sheila Dobie OBE and is designed to develop coordination and balance, to integrate the sensory systems and to stimulate the neurological links between movement and cognition
Clinicians and academics acknowledge that there is considerable overlap of symptoms associated with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorder. Among the range of presenting symptoms associated with these specific learning difficulties are difficulty with coordination, balance and postural control. Individuals who may experience difficulties in learning, behaviour and emotional control but who have not been diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty may also present with coordination, balance and postural control problems.
In the absence of any identifiable pathology difficulties with coordination, balance and postural control are likely to be a result of certain aspects of early development which may not have unfolded appropriately, which then subsequently adversely impact on later aspects of development. Appropriate intervention has the capacity to significantly address these developmental issues.
For more information please contact Hurley House 07 4671 1037.