Brain Gym

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - PARENTING -

A FOUR-day work­shop on In­ter­fac­ing Brain Gym With Chil­dren Who Have Spe­cial Needs, will be held at Crys­tal Crown Ho­tel, Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor, from Nov 29 to Dec 1. It will cover bal­anc­ing pro­cesses and tech­niques, as­sess­ing needs and es­tab­lish­ing goals, three di­men­sions of learn­ing, and mod­i­fi­ca­tion for spe­cial needs chil­dren.

Aimed at spe­cial needs providers and any­one else in­ter­ested in Brain Gym, the course will be fa­cil­i­tated by Ce­celia Koester.

Brain Gym is a learn­ing pro­gramme taught through trained in­struc­tors and move­ment-based pro­grammes. The ed­u­ca­tion model is said to help cre­ate new path­ways in the brain to draw out in­nate in­tel­li­gence, build aware­ness re­gard­ing the value of move­ment, and em­pha­sise the abil­ity to no­tice and re­spond to move­ment-based needs and en­cour­age self-re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Koester fo­cuses on of­fer­ing spe­cific tools to as­sist chil­dren with spe­cial needs re­alise their po­ten­tial. She has au­thored a book en­ti­tled I Am The Child: Us­ing Brain Gym With Chil­dren Who Have Spe­cial Needs with Gail E. Den­ni­son. n The work­shop will be held at Crys­tal Crown Ho­tel, PJ, from 9am to 5 pm. Cost: RM2,400 (early bird, RM2,100) – full pay­ment by Nov 1. Those who do not have the time to spare, could at­tend the In­ter­na­tional Spe­cial Needs Mini Work­shop on Nov 27 at RM1,000 (early bird, RM800). Group reg­is­tra­tion also avail­able at RM600 each. For de­tails log on to braingym.com.my or call Goh Siew Siew (016332 3378 / e-mail malaysi­abg@gmail.com).

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