Giving every child the opportunity to realize their
Movement has been found to be the key to the brain’s
development. Without movement the neural network
that comprises the brain is underdeveloped,
resulting in inefficient information processing and
research studies have shown the significance of
movement for learning readiness as well as helping
overcome the causes of learning difficulties.
Before your child is ready for school a lot of
preparation needs to take place. Most of this prep
takes place through natural movement and play. The
stages of development all start with movement,
babies learn to roll, and then creep on their
tummies, rock on their hands and knees, followed by
crawling and ultimately walking. All of these
stages play an important role in teaching us how to
learn. Through the development of our muscles, we
learn co-ordination, build strength and as we see
the world through our moving bodies we become ready
to learn to read and write.
if, for some reason, one or several of these
developmental stages are missed?
if a child doesn’t spend enough time rolling or
doesn’t crawl? What if a child reaches school age
and they do not have all the building blocks of
learning readiness in place?
Unfortunately these skills build on each other, and
if a foundational skill is not acquired, the
resulting ‘gap’ can compromise the entire learning
structure. The child may struggle with expected age
appropriate physical skills and the conduction of
messages in the brain and the nervous system will
usually be inefficient and slow, making academic
learning more difficult. Many struggle to keep up
with their peers and most do not achieve to the
level of their natural capacity.
good news is that these developmental stages can be
addressed at any age. If a child is having
difficulty at school, sometimes simply guiding them
through these developmental milestones again (or
perhaps for the first time) can help them fill in
the missing gaps and become ready to learn
Integrated Learning Therapy (I.L.T.) can help
has developed a simple movement program for exactly
this purpose. It is designed to help children
acquire the skills they need in the natural way and
order that they were originally intended to be
acquired through movement.
is committed to helping all individuals realize
their potential with efficient functioning in
school. If a child has failed to benefit from
teaching strategies it is time to find out what is
the cause of their poor academic or task
performance. Very often neurological immaturity is
the cause of learning or emotional difficulties.
Integrated Learning Therapy addresses learning and
behaviour difficulties by understanding the root
causes. With ILT the cause and not the symptom is
treated through a non-drug approach.
you suspect a problem act now. The key to
successful outcomes is early diagnosis and early
Screenings of you child’s neurodevelopmental health,
eg: dyslexia, learning, readiness, school readiness,
can assist in picking up early warning signs and
prevent problems later.
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