Brain Gym

What is Brain Gym?

Movements for Learning and Readiness:

Making the Difference for Students with Stress,

ADD, ADHD, and Learning and Behavior Challenges

Brain Gym Movements Improve:

  • Test scores
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Math, spelling, writing
  • Fine and gross motor abilities
  • Ability to focus and pay attention
  • Communication skills
  • Positive attitudes
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Organizational skills
  • Productivity

Who is this class for?

  • Teachers:
  • Classroom
  • Special Education
  • Physical Education
  • Day Care Workers
  • Parents
  • Counselors
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Coaches
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Group home staff

Brain Gym® was developed by Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D., and his wife and collaborator, Gail E. Dennison as they searched for effective ways to help children and adults learn more efficiently and without stress. The 26 simple, fun Brain Gym® movements activate the brain and the body.

They are based upon three simple principles:

Leaning is a natural, pleasant activity which never stops during our lifetime.
Learning can be blocked by a person being under stress and perceiving a task as “too difficult.”
All of us are blocked in learning at times, especially because we have learned not to move.
Brain Gym® is part of an expanded system called Educational Kinesiology. The benefits of using this system and the movements include:

Improved learning ability and academic performance
Integration and balance of emotion and behavior
Improved physical coordination and performance at sports
Development of peak learning for a task in any area of life

Use Brain Gym® at school and your students will:

Lower their stress level
Increase their self-esteem
Improve their test scores
Increase focus and concentration
Learn quicker and easier
Decrease ADD/ADHD symptoms
Get help with learning differences
Improve reading
Use Brain Gym® at home and your kids will:

Lower stress and calm down
Decrease “meltdowns”
Stay out of “time out”
Stay on track and finish chores quickly
Improve listening and organization
Increase focus and attention
Do homework with ease
Decrease ADD/ADHD symptoms
Finish chores quickly
Spend less time in “time-out”

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