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Bring out the best in your quirky child?

Quirky kids are my passion. They have this wonderful creative potential but they often struggle and under-perform educationally. It is most rewarding to see them gain skills and strategies to help them cope and flourish. If a child reports that they got player of the day at soccer ,felt confident giving a speech or their writing or drawing has improved, I know that I have facilitated positive change in that child’s life. This is usually carried out over a series of sessions and involves parents/caregivers in doing a playful movement programme at home to reinforce the changes. Here are some of outcomes experienced after a series of sessions. • Learning can become easier and faster ( eg. Reading, writing, physical coordination) as the underlying physiology around learning becomes more efficient. • Challenges around Learning and development may reduce. • Retained primitive reflexive movements are integrated i.e No longer observable. . These can interfere with learning and moving. • Decrease in sensory overload, sound, taste, tactile defensiveness. • Improvement in balance. • Positive changes to fine motor and handwriting skills. • Increased ability to focus and attend to and complete tasks. • Improved performance in sports/whole body movement e.g. soccer, swimming, dancing, martial arts, the arts and drama. • Decrease in ‘explosive’ behaviour • Overall increase in risk-taking behaviour, confidence and calmness. Best results are achieved with commitment to a daily movement programme, with the parent being actively involved. Sessions with Janet are spaced 3-4 weeks apart and typically over a 6 month period.

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