Ready Bodies, Learning Minds
Motor-Sensory Labs and Classrooms: Concepts,
Strategies and Applications for the School Environment
Location: Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036
Date: April 20-21, 2017
Cost: $285.00 (PO or Check made out to WCESC)
Included in the cost is the book: Ready Bodies Learning Minds©
This program was created to support the development, motor, sensory and academic growth of all students – special education, at-risk and regular education. In a pro-active manner this research-based strategy is being used as a Response to Intervention resource and program.
Day One: The Ready Bodies, Learning Minds© program emphasizes the powerful and essential connection between motor and sensory development and the ability to perform the many tasks necessary for independence, behavioral control, and academic achievement. Limited attention span, poor posture, restlessness, problems with spatial relationships, behavior issues and slow academic progress are common signs of an immature neurological system. Simple diagram is used to explain the correlation of the different systems, including reflexes, to “Learning” and “Performance”. The results of a research study involving approximately 200 students and the Ready Bodies Motor Lab (completed during the ’02 - ‘03 school year) will also be discussed. Videos of motor lab examples and classroom strategies will be reviewed.
Day Two: The ready Bodies Motor Labs are designed to be implemented as an individual intervention to be used by a therapist, as a classroom center or activity, or as a campus-wide curriculum. The program is simple to administer, does not require specific referrals and can be used for all students. The Day Two program includes further development of the theoretical framework along with multiple demonstrations of lab set-up and activities.