Educational Kinesiology Symposium 2014 for Special Needs

28 March 2014, 9-5pm.

由言语治疗师, 物理治疗师, 药剂师, 儿童心理学家,有特殊孩子的家长,韵律动学导师,  触动学导师, 健脑操导师及顾问来研讨 如何有效的帮助特殊需求人士及孩童们的身心发展。(现场华语翻译)

Speakers from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia came together for a focused discussion from the perspectives of Speech Therapist Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Child Psychologist, Parents who have special needs adults, Rhythmic Movement Training International Instructor & Provider, Touch for Health® Instructor, Brain Gym® Instructor & Consultant on how to effectively support the development of people and children with special needs.

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Community talk at Tadika Jelita Ria Graduation Day, Perak

The date is 20 Oct 2012.

We were invited to give a talk on children brain development. Our consultant, Ms Liew explained about primitive reflexes and rhythmic movement trainings to a good crowd of parents!

RMT Sharing

RMT Sharing by Pin Yuen

We had our Ms Elaine Lim demonstrating what is Fear Paralysis Reflex to the crowd.

FPR Demo

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Live demonstration by a volunteer child.

Cert

Thank you principal Ms Boon Yee for inviting us!

3rd Special Needs Children Family Camp Countdown T Minus 2 days

More training were held today. Volunteers learnt Rhythmic Movements, dancing, singing and various activities in preparation to have a great time with the kids.

 

Volunteers also learnt about the individual child that they will be caring for today, and making courtesy calls to introduce themselves to the child and his parents.

Everyone is geared up to meet their kids in 2 days time! See you there!

Stimulating Brain Growth – News Article

New Sunday Times, 8 Apr 2011 – An interview with Phoebe Long by NST reporter Chandra Devi Renganayar.

MOVEMENT: There are many programmes available now which addresses learning and behavioural challenges in children through natural body movements.

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Phoebe Long (left) and Paul Dennison, founder of Brain Gym(R)

 

The early reflexes or muscle movements of an infant are critical for the development of his or her brain functions, and ability to learn.

Under normal conditions, all reflexes will appear during the appropriate stage of a child’s development.

According to experts, when these reflexes are not initiated, integrated or inhibited in a child, they will prevent the natural maturity of the neural systems, leading to postural and behavioural problems, and learning difficulties in children.

Phoebe Long, an Educational Kinesiologist and consultant specialising in helping children with special needs, says the early childhood experiences of movement and play activate the brain and develop its neural networks.

She says that many children who do not have sufficient and adequate sensory experiences and physical movements during their childhood may experience learning gaps.

Many factors, Long says, can disrupt the normal progression of natural infant reflexes and developmental movements.

“For example, a baby delivered through a normal birth undergoes primary motor reflex patterns but when the child is delivered via Caesarean section, he or she does not engage these reflexes. “When a baby crawls, he or she develops connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, strengthening their corpus collosum. These movements develop the neural networks in the brain, which are essential to learning. Placing the child in a walker will hinder his or her natural progress”

She says allowing children to watch television for long hours or spend time on computers instead of interactive play with family members and friends may cause delay in speech and other developmental issues.

“The more we hinder a child’s natural developmental movements, the more we create a learning gap in the brain. The more a child moves, the better connected his or her brain is,” says Long who has been involved in teaching special needs children for more than five years.

In order for children to respond well to learning experiences, she says, the issue of retained reflexes should be addressed.

An approach that has gained recognition to deal with this problem, says Long, is movement-based learning.

According to her, movement-based learning approaches like Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement Training and Sensory Integration have been widely used to support not only children with learning disabilities but also all children to discover their true potential.

Brain Gym, for instance, is based on the philosophy that the brain will develop via certain body movements. It emerged as a result of clinical studies since the 1970s by Dr Paul E. Dennison, an educational therapist who was looking for ways to help children and adults with learning difficulties.

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(The Lazy 8s movement uses a drawing of a figure eight to increase integration between the two side of the brain.)

Brain Gym addresses three specific learning dimensions called Focus, Centering and Laterality, all of which serve as neural ‘bridges’ of the brain.

The Focusing dimension deals with the coordination of the front and rear brain, and is connected to the ability to focus and comprehend.

The Centering dimension is linked to the coordination of the upper and lower brain and is related to emotions, relaxation and organisation.

The Laterality dimension, on the other hand, deals with the coordination of the left and right hemispheres of the brain and is useful for activities such as reading, writing and communicating.

“These movements facilitate the connection between the key areas of the brain. It engages the whole brain. When the three dimensions work together, the whole system is balanced, allowing a person to comprehend, communicate and organise better,” says Long.

She says there are 26 basic Brain Gym movements. “All the movements and activities are introduced based on observing the postural and behavioural patterns in a child.

“The Lengthening activities, for example, may be done to help children with ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders who often have problems sitting still and staying focused. One of the exercises used is the ‘calf pump’ which involves stretching the child’s right leg backwards while the heel is held for about eight seconds. It is then slowly released.

“The movement is repeated with the left leg for about a minute to lengthen the tendon in the calf. This is done to discharge the fear reflex,” says Long.

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Other preparatory exercises which may stimulate the brain and relax the body include the “Cross Crawl”, “Lazy 8s” and “Double Doodle”

The “Cross Crawl” involves taking the left arm of a child and crossing over to the right knee as it is raised. The same is done with the child’s right arm.

It is done to access both brain hemispheres and improve left-right coordination, vision and hearing.

The “Lazy 8s” movement uses the drawing of a figure eight to increase integration between the two sides of the brain, and the “Double Doodle” requires children to draw using both hands at the same time to improve visual perception and creative expression.

She stresses that for proper neurological development to take place, these activities must not be forced but incorporated smoothly throughout the day.

“The improvements in learning and behaviour among children are progressive and sure. However, it is not a panacea to solve children’s learning difficulties or cure neurobiological disorders,” says Long.

Read more: Connecting the brain – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/connecting-the-brain-1.71852#ixzz1rQTZiIvC

Rhythmic Movement Training Level 1 & 2 (ADD/ADHD/Autism)

Remanlay RMT

what is RMT?
Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) is dedicated to bringing tremendous benefits to children and adults with challenges including:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • coordination difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease and stroke

RMT looks at the role of developmental movements that babies naturally make

  • Before birth
  • The first six months after birth
  • As they get up on their hands and knees
  • As they learn to walk

RMT looks at how these movements are crucial in laying down the foundations for neural network pathway growth and myelinisation in the brain, and its effect on learning as we grow and develop, and come to rely on the lifelong postural reflexes.  It works with integrating the retained, or underdeveloped, infant reflexes that are involved in learning challenges such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, writing problems, focussing and comprehension challenges, co-ordination difficulties and Asperger’s Syndrome.

RMT has also been successful in working with people with anxiety, panic, emotional imbalances, behavioural problems, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, psychosis and general overwhelm.

this training is best for
If you work in these fields :
Education • social work • physiotherapy • occupational therapy• psychology and psychiatry chiropractic • kinesiology • care giving for children, the elderly or adults with special needs. OR
are a family member of someone with special needs, are interested in self-growth.

dates
RMT 1: 15 & 16 Oct 2011
RMT 2: 17 Oct 2011

course organizer and location
Breakthru Enrichment Station
70-2, 2nd Flr, Blk H, Platinum Walk
Taman Danau Kota, Setapak
53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Map: http://breakthru.com.my/map

course content
RMT Level 1 (RMT and ADD/ADHD)
16 Hours

In this 2-day course participants learn the basics of the Rhythmic Movement Training: how rhythmic movements can be used to assist in regulating muscle tone; stimulating the connections between the cerebellum and the neocortex, especially the frontal lobes in order to improve attention and control impulses. The course also includes examining the role of the primitive reflexes in development, and how to integrate them using rhythmic movements and isometric pressure.

Participants in this class have been teachers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists/physical therapists, behavioural optomotrists, vision trainers, kinesiologists, Brain Gym instructors, doctors, nurses, early childhood specialists etc. Course content includes:

What is RMT?
The Triune Brain and Development
Nerve Chassis, Cerebellum,
Reptile Brain/Basal Ganglia
Development and Primitive Reflexes
RMT and Primitive Reflexes
TLR, Landau, STNR, Spinal Galant, Amphibian, Babinski
Active and Passive Movements for Integration
Identifying Developmental Imbalances

RMT Level 2 (RMT & The Limbic System)

This 1-day course addresses how the rhythmic movement training affects our emotions, how to work with movements to get in touch with our emotions and to stabilise them when they threaten to take control. It also examines how stress and daily life affects our body and how the rhythmic movements can help to relax and ease muscle tension. It is a necessary supplement for anyone who wishes to work with rhythmic movement training. The course also deals with rhythmic movement training in autism and psychosis. Course content includes:

Emotional Development and RMT
Moro Reflex and Emotions
Motor Function and the Limbic System
Movements for Emotional Development
Muscle Tension and Repressed Feelings
Movements to Relax Muscle Tension and Release Feelings
Movement for the Limbic System
Movements for the Spine
The Importance of Play
Emotional Reactions to RMT
Frontal Lobes the Limbic System and RMT
Autism and RMT

Pre-requisite: RMT Levels 1

speaker’s profile
RemanlayHenry Remanlay, has been learning and using RMT for special needs children since 2003, and a Brain Gym and TFH Instructor since 2002. with his wife, Dr Tan Shot Yen, establish “ Dr TAN WELLBEING CLINICS & REMANLAY SPECIAL NEEDS’ HEALTH ” in 2008, Henry gives many consultations in some special needs schools in Jakarta.

 

 

 

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Next Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT 1,2,3 & Facial Reflexes)

(April 2011 RMT 1 & 2 Class graduates)

We are glad to inform that Mr. Henry Remanlay is coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this October 2011 to conduct another highly effective RMT Level 1 & 2. We are also excited to have Ms. Moira Dempsey conducting another superb RMT Level 3 and Facial Reflexes for us in December 2011.

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(Moira Dempsey)

Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) is dedicated to bringing integration and balance to children and adults with specific learning challenges (including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and autism), motor problems, postural imbalances, emotional and behavioural problems and general life overwhelm.

Developed by Dr Harald Blomberg a psychiatrist in Stockholm, Sweden after studying with Kirsten Linde, a self taught therapist in Stockholm, and Peter Blythe from INPP in Chester, England – these gentle rocking and rolling movements are based on the developmental movements babies naturally make before birth and during the first year of life. These movements are combines with the powerful kinesiology balancing techniques to promote integration of structural and emotional challenges in a safe, gentle way.

Rhythmic Movement Training works at integrating infant reflex patterns through replicating developmental movements, gentle isometric pressure and self awareness. Movements comprise gentle rocking and rolling movements that stimulate the neural pathways, to make connections that promote ease of movement and learning.

We will announce the exact dates in June 2011. The dates are now confirmed as below:

RMT 1: 15-16 Oct 2011
RMT 2: 17 Oct 2011
RMT 3: 15-16 Dec 2011
Facial Reflexes: 17 Dec 2011

For those who like to enquiry further please email to bestcentre@breakthru.com.my, or submit your registration online:

RMT 1 & 2
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RMT 3 & Facial Reflexes
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Message from Pn Ngiam to all schools and government education institutions

After retiring from my teaching career for 34 years and as a Penolong Kanan Pendidikan Khas at Government schools, I have discovered more and more ways to help our students.

I hope that you will take the opportunity to attend some of the movement based learning programs to understand better why so many of our students behave differently than what we desire.

Understanding how our brain works help us to better understand our students too and provide the best support they need to be their best they can be. I would like to recommend the Brain Gym courses, BAVX and Rhythmic Movement Training programmes for all our teachers and students.

We would also be delighted to visit your school and present a 1.5 hours introductory workshop to your teachers. Some of the schools that we have visited including:

  • SJK Confucious KL
  • SK Bandar Sri Damansara 3
  • SMK Section 5
  • College Taj Ipoh
  • SK Taman Midah
  • SK Taman Maluri

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Let’s learn with moving to achieve a better future for our students. Please email us at bestcentre@breakthru.com.my

– Pn. Ngiam Lian Ai

RMT Level 3 & FRP Training confirmed

We have invited Moira Dempsey to conduct RMT Level 3 and FPR for us in Malaysia this year at our centre (BEST Centre). The schedule is CONFIRMED as below:

For more benefits of RMT, you may refer to the international website.

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RMT Level 3
22 & 23 April 2011 – 9am-5.30pm

FRP
24 April – 2.30pm-6pm,
25 April – 9am-1pm

Training Location:

Breakthru Enrichment Station (BEST Centre)
70-2, 2nd Floor, Block H, Platinum Walk
Jalan Langkawi, Taman Danau Kota,
53300 Kuala Lumpur

Download flyer and registration form below:

 

Please download the registration form and email a scanned copy to bestcentre@breakthru.com.my. You may contact Phoebe Long +60123292681 for enquiries. Seats are limited.

Rhythmic Movement Training

Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) is dedicated to bringing integration and balance to children and adults with specific learning challenges (including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and autism), motor problems, postural imbalances, emotional and behavioural problems and general life overwhelm.
Developed by Dr Harald Blomberg a psychiatrist in Stockholm, Sweden after studying with Kirsten Linde, a self taught therapist in Stockholm, and Peter Blythe from INPP in Chester, England – these gentle rocking and rolling movements are based on the developmental movements babies naturally make before birth and during the first year of life. These movements are combines with the powerful kinesiology balancing techniques to promote integration of structural and emotional challenges in a safe, gentle way.
We are glad that Henry Remanlay came to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month to conduct RMT Level 1 & 2 at our centre.
Rhythmic Movement Training works at integrating infant reflex patterns through replicating developmental movements, gentle isometric pressure and self awareness.
Rhythmic movements comprise gentle rocking and rolling movements that stimulate the neural pathways, to make connections that promote ease of movement and learning.
We are also honoured to have Moira Dempsey to conduct RMT Level 3 and FPR for us in Malaysia this year at our centre (BEST Centre). Click here for schedule and info on the international website.
Moira
For latest RMT Class schedule, please refer to our Academy website at:
Training Location:
Breakthru Academy
71-2, 2nd Floor, Block D, Platinum Walk
Jalan Langkawi, Taman Danau Kota,
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Please contact Phoebe Long +60123292681 or email bestcentre@breakthru.com.my for registration details. Seats are limited.