Teachers and people working with children took part in a workshop aimed at helping people understand how a child’s behaviour develops their learning.
Participants at an event organised by Rutland Dyslexia Association at the Voluntary Action Rutland Centre in Oakham, were active and enthusiastic participants in a programme delivered by Mary Mountstephen, an international child development specialist.
Research has shown that early developmental movements, such as crawling and rolling, can be used to improve readiness for learning. This in turn leads to maximised learning potential and minimises disruptive behaviour with improved academic, social and emotional performance. It is a dynamic approach to learning, easy to teach and enjoyed by the children. A short screening test can alert parents to whether this approach can help.
Mary is based in the UK and regularly works in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, providing workshops and assessments in collaboration with local colleagues. Visit www.kidscansucceed.com or www.dyslexia.uk.net.
Our picture shows from left, back, Barbara Yandell, Sacha Gelderbloom of Brooke Priory, Anne Sudborough, Sue Scarrott of Uppingham Primary School, Mary Parker, Jean Henson, front, Jennifer Barrow, occupational therapist, Mary Mountstephen of Kids Can Succeed and Allyson Ford of Langham Primary School.