Reflex Integration Therapy using RMT (Rhythmic Movement Training techniques) for Neuro-development
What is Reflex Integration Therapy/What is RMT- Rhythmic Movement Training?
Detailed information about RMT and my profile listing can be found on the weblinks below:
Also look at www.learning-solutions.co.uk
- click on tab 'Resources'; then click on 'Getting Ready fo School DVD'- watch the sample to find out about how crucial baby/primitive and postural reflexes integration is for the development fo the foundations for learning and emtional development.
Some children may require a more specialised and individualised programme to integrate the reflexes that remain active and are impacting on learning or emotional development. This is where Rhythmic Movement Training
(RMT) is important.
Reflex Integration, using RMT, is a natural movement based programme that helps improve the neurological foundations of sensory-motor development and the linking up of the brain, using gentle developmental movements every baby and infant should learn to make. The programme follows the natural stages of brain and sensory development through primitive and postural reflex integration. This programme supports people with mild to severe physical, emotional, social and behavioural challenges, literacy and numeracy difficulties, fine and ross motor needs, speech and language needs, DCD,ASD, OCD, ADHD(both types), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and many more needs.
The movements need to be performed on the floor where neural development first begins. If the person cannot do the movements in an exact, rhythmical, smooth, symmetrical and effortless way, this can be a very clear indication reflexes are still active.
Some of the movements are performed isometrically which has a stronger and deeper effect, helping to release old compensatory habits that we have learned to help us get through but requires lots more effort and hard work. All have a powerful and positive effect and can improve development with outstanding results, helping children and adults to reach expected milestones quickly.
Rates: per pupil/child
I work with private clients and within schools/nurseries offering Reflex Integration Therapy( RMT) service:
Initial consultation, assessment and programme : £60*
Re-assessment session : £40*
* Plus Travel Costs if applicable
(travel 30+ miles) : £10
*For private clients only: if 2 or more children require RMT in one family- then ask for rates
I also work with schools and nurseries to screen F1 and F2 pupils; and provide a 12 week programme for schools and nurseries to follow to help with the neuro-development of their pupils- email for details
Difficulties children can experience in life/education:
Poor reading and writing skills
Poor concentration, focus and attention
Inability to remember instructions
Oversensitive to light, noise, touch and movement
Difficulties sitting still
Children who have suffered traumas earlier in life post birth and before birth - eg FASD
Dislike of/or unable to cope with change
Difficulties with peer relationships
Suffers anxiety or fearful of situations
Overreacts to stressful situations
Poor gross and fine motor skills
Extremes of emotions
ASD ADHD (Both Types)
Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
.Please email if you would like to book courses, ask any questions or arrange a visit/telephone call to further discuss services listed
How Reflex Integration Therapy using RMT techniques can help:
By integrating any retained primitive or postural reflexes that are still active beyond the age where they should be integrated- the difficulties that a child/adult (see list) is experiencing can be alleviated and reduced.
A full assessment of needs is undertaken to identify any reflexes still active /retained.
Parents/carers will be involved in the assessment of the child and will be taught the movements of the programme which will then be done as many times per week as required. The exercises take no more than 10 minutes per day.
If the programmed exercises are to be done in school/nursery, then the named teaching assistant, with the permission of the parent/carer will work on integrating the reflexes
Progress will be monitored closely to see positive changes. Individual growth programmes will be adjusted to suit presenting needs.
*School/nursery staff and private clients must agree not to generalise the therapy to support other pupils' needs ( official guidance of RMTi). Therapy programmes are specific and individualised