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Workshop teaches how behaviour and development are linked

Back, from left, 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.

Back, from left, 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.

Teachers and people working with children took part in a workshop aimed at helping people understand how a child’s behaviour develops their learning.

The event, organised by Rutland Dyslexia Association at the Voluntary Action Rutland centre in Oakham, was taken by Mary Mountstephen, an international child development specialist.

She told the participants that research showed early developmental movements, such as crawling and rolling, could be used to improve readiness for learning. This in turn led to maximised learning potential and minimised disruptive behaviour with improved academic, social and emotional performance. She said a short screening test could alert parents to whether this approach can help.

Mary is based in the UK and regularly works in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Visit www.kidscansucceed.com or www.dyslexia.uk.net

 

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