Parents Coaching Program 2014

There were a few things happening during the holidays. Most of our teachers and facilitators underwent a series of training with renowned trainer, Cecilia Koester, USA, Author of ‘I am the child’ and ‘Movement Based Learning for children with all abilities’ and Founder of Movement Based Learning Inc. www.movementbasedlearning.com. We had up close and personal learning sessions with her witnessing the parental coaching process to identify the children’s specific needs in their learning dimensions.

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We hope to share this precious learning experience with you, spouse and care giver of your child so that we may partner together to see a smoother breakthru and progress for your child’s current challenges in 2013.

This is a customized programme for parents who have special needs. These 8 evening sessions will explore the P.L.A.Y. Strategies in nurturing and supporting the development of the children.

Parents will learn and experience:

  • the necessary natural process of Primitive Reflex Integration in your child
  • appropriate movement based learning that acts as spring board for your child’s development
  • developing an conducive learning environment for your child to breakthrough with his/her current challenges
  • home support that allow you to gauge your child’s development
  • Questions and Answers session
  • Opportunity to network with other parents.

The (2014) dates for this batch of parents coaching program are each Wednesday, from 7pm-9pm:

  • January 8 and 15
  • February 19, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19
  • April 2

Language : Mandarin and English

The coaching programme includes 8 essential topics and building blocks activities that addresses the foundational pieces of learning so that children who have special needs can learn how to learn. Parents are coached to support their children in a functional, practical way so that any information is directly applicable and useable.

Non-BESTCentre parents can also sign-up for this course here at: http://breakthru.com.my/best/registration/?ee=129

What is Movement Based Learning

The movements and activities that Movement Based Learning, Inc. incorporate in the child’s learning are based on natural, normal human development. They bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in focus, comprehension, communication, organization and physical movement. The Brain Gym® International Foundation developed a unique program of physical activities that synchronizes body and mind to enhance learning and achievement for people of all ages and abilities. The activities and methods of Brain Gym® are safe, easy and enjoyable. Cecilia Koester developed a course for Brain Gym® International called Brain Gym® for Special Needs Providers. Therapists, teachers, tutors, elder caregivers and parents as well as anyone in the caring professions will benefit from learning how to assess the needs of an individual, develop a Brain Gym® program to meet those needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the program with ways to modify when necessary for best results.

Brain Gym® for Special Needs Providers offers excellent applications for a variety of mental and physical challenges including: autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD), dyslexia, Angelman’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, speech impairments, brain injuries, blindness, deafness and impairments caused by strokes.

Participants will leave this course with the new skills that optimize learning and performance in all areas of life. And they will find that these tools are immediately applicable in home, school and therapeutic settings! In addition to teaching the above courses, Cecilia Koester is mentoring others to teach Brain Gym® for Special Education Providers.

To gain more knowledge about MBL follow this link.

(source taken from Movement Based Learning website at www.movementbasedlearning.com)

 

Parental Coaching Programs 2013

There were a few things happening during the holidays. Most of our teachers and facilitators underwent a series of training with renowned trainer, Cecilia Koester, USA, Author of ‘I am the child’ and ‘Movement Based Learning for children with all abilities’ and Founder of Movement Based Learning Inc. www.movementbasedlearning.com. We had up close and personal learning sessions with her witnessing the parental coaching process to identify the children’s specific needs in their learning dimensions.

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We hope to share this precious learning experience with you, spouse and care giver of your child so that we may partner together to see a smoother breakthru and progress for your child’s current challenges in 2013.

During the last year talent time in November, we announced that we will be conducting a series of parental coaching programme. The dates are now set as follows:

19 Jan 2013 (Sat) * 10am-12noon (Program 1 & 2)

Or 24 Jan 2013 (Thur) 10am-12noon
Or 25 Jan 2013 (Fri) 1.30pm-3pm

Topic : Messy is Necessary
Movement Based Learning Building Blocks Activities 1 & 2

3 March 2013 (Sun) * 3pm-6pm (Special CNY Program)

Topic : Functioning Pattern – Grow the forest by planting a tree
Chinese New Year Gathering (Please bring a dish)

27 April 2013 (Sat) * 10am-12noon (Program 3)
Or 3 May 2013 (Fri) * 2pm-4pm

Topic : Culture of Accountability
Movement Based Learning Building Blocks Activities 3

19 May 2013 (Sun) * 3pm-5pm (Program 4)
Or 24 May 2013 (Fri) * 2pm-4pm

Topic : Gift of love and acceptance vs. punishment or rewards
Movement Based Learning Building Blocks Activities 4

13 July 2013 (Sat) * 10am-12noon (Program 5)
Or 19 July 2013 (Fri) * 2pm-4pm

Topic : Keys to unlock the blocks – appropriate approach at appropriate time
Movement Based Learning Building Blocks Activities 5

25 Aug 2013 (Sun) * 3pm-5pm (Program 6)
Or 30 Aug 2013 (Fri) * 2pm-4pm

Topic : Solutions – back up to the foundation before building the pillars.
Movement Based Learning Building Blocks Activities 6

21 Sept 2013 (Sat) * 10am-12noon (Program 7)
Or 27 Sept 2013 (Fri) * 2pm-4pm

Topic : Develop the strength of noticing and inner leadership
Movement Based Learning Building Blocks Activities 7

Parents Coaching Programme is specially arranged to support parents who have children with learning challenges / disabilities. The coaching programme includes 7 essential topics and 7 movement based learning building blocks activities that addresses the foundational pieces of learning so that children who have special needs can learn how to learn. Parents are coached to support their children in a functional, practical way so that any information is directly applicable and useable.

What is Movement Based Learning

The movements and activities that Movement Based Learning, Inc. incorporate in the child’s learning are based on natural, normal human development. They bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in focus, comprehension, communication, organization and physical movement. The Brain Gym® International Foundation developed a unique program of physical activities that synchronizes body and mind to enhance learning and achievement for people of all ages and abilities. The activities and methods of Brain Gym® are safe, easy and enjoyable. Cecilia Koester developed a course for Brain Gym® International called Brain Gym® for Special Needs Providers. Therapists, teachers, tutors, elder caregivers and parents as well as anyone in the caring professions will benefit from learning how to assess the needs of an individual, develop a Brain Gym® program to meet those needs, evaluate the effectiveness of the program with ways to modify when necessary for best results.

Brain Gym® for Special Needs Providers offers excellent applications for a variety of mental and physical challenges including: autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD), dyslexia, Angelman’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, speech impairments, brain injuries, blindness, deafness and impairments caused by strokes.

Participants will leave this course with the new skills that optimize learning and performance in all areas of life. And they will find that these tools are immediately applicable in home, school and therapeutic settings!
In addition to teaching the above courses, Cecilia Koester is mentoring others to teach Brain Gym® for Special Education Providers.

To gain more knowledge about MBL follow this link.

(source taken from Movement Based Learning website at www.movementbasedlearning.com)

Fees : RM800

Please contact us at 03-28587977 (Ms Elaine Lim) to register now.

Parent-Child Early Intervention Class (Now Breakthru Saturday)

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(Parent and child learning breakthrough session)

Every Thursdays, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Today is the 1st day of the Parent Child Intervention Class. 4 parents brought along their children to the class. We have 2 families that has attended at least 9 sessions last year while 2 families came for the 1st time.

It’s amazing how our parents who have attended the sessions before are more confident and positive towards training their children. The other 2 new parents displayed similar anxiety of the 2 of the existing mothers on their 1st session with us. Parents learnt skull tapping and rhythmic movement and apply the techniques on each other. We noticed that one of the parents had difficulties in following the rhythm and sequence of tapping the correct position. The parents shared and encouraged one another.

It was a beautiful sight to see parents supporting and encouraging one another.

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(Parents and child warming-up prior to therapy session)

Today, the children experienced a safe and playful environment. Our desire is that with the environment, children of different challenges enjoy playing with each other just like any normal children.

We will have this session on every Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Our consultants will help each family and provide parents with intervention techniques  so that they can apply to their own child. Prior booking is required. You may find our contacts at the bottom of this page.

UPDATE:

Parent-Child Early Intervention Class is now being converted into Breakthru Saturday with a new format and more great activities.

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Effective Teaching Strategies

Most of the dyslexic children and teenagers (learners) face difficulties in coping with the traditional curriculum and teaching styles focusing on the use of visual and audio senses. This is due to their difficulties with either or both of these senses. Some of them may have difficulties with tracking, visual processing, seeing the words become fuzzy, auditory memory or auditory processing. Nevertheless, with proper teaching strategies, they can achieve their true intellectual potential.

Below are some of the recommended teaching strategies for dyslexic learners.

Multi-sensory teaching approach

One of the most effective teaching strategies is using multi-sensory teaching approach. This approach helps them to learn also through tactile and kinetic sensations. For example, in helping a dyslexic child to have breakthrough on the confusion over the direction of ‘b’ and ‘d’, multi-sensory approach means the child has a visual memory from seeing the letter, an auditory  memory from hearing the sound it makes, a tactile memory from writing the letter in the air, touching the sandpaper letter, forming letter using the manipulative such as play-dough, clay or plasticine and  a kinetic (body movement) memory from having draw the letter really large on the carpet.

My personal experience with an 8-year old boy learning his spelling list using multi-sensory approach:

Read more “Effective Teaching Strategies”