For years, teachers have reported an increase in anxiety and a difficulty in accessing normal learning goals. Teachers have also extracted concrete tools for learning and concentration problems.
We, the professionals of the therapy field, have developed a SensoMotor® sensomotor training program that is solving these problems.
SensoMotor® developmental training program is designed for schools and kindergartens, where all children in a group or class participate daily in a short training session. The exercises are based on the implementation of the child's normal physiological model of development. Exercises are physical exercises that deveop, activates and integrate the nervous and sensory functions.
The SensoMotor program is unique because it is handling also the very early time of child's development. During the first 12 months the primitive reflex-system is helping the synaptic connections to grow, guides the child first to turn, then crawling and finally walking around 12 months of age. If this early development does not occur at the right time or to an adequate extent, many kind of s.c. developmental problems can follow, as problems of learning and concentration, over activated sensory system etc.
The training in schools and kindergartten is done during normal day routine and the time consumption is about15 minutes / day.
SensoMotor® developmental training objectives are as:
- Improve the whole group's learning and concentration ability
- Improve the social interaction of the group
- Enhance the progress of children in the so-called normal learning path
- Prevent children from depression and exclusion
Teacher's comments on SensoMotor® training:
"I think this is one area of the future."
"I think this is very important and every one who work in day care should know this"
"It is the kind of concrete tool needed in today's schools"
"When we do the program over the year, the first where it is shown is the concentration, then the class relaxes somehow, that is to say, social interaction, then it can bee seeing in the handwriting and little by little the number of errors decreases and then becomes the general learning ability on the side"
The following summary is from the Interview study 2008 on the experiences of the teachers from SensoMotor training in classrooms and kindergartens. Question: In what areas of development did you find clear development during training? E.Toppila, 2008, Turku University, Finland
Where does SensoMotor training come from?
I studied the methods of neurophysiologic rehabilitation in both the European and the US beginning in the 1990's. I worked mainly with the learning difficulties of children, young people and adults, but I also treated athletes and musicians. It was amazing to see the positive development of shildren and musicians and athletes.
In Europe my very important teacher was among others. psychologist Peter Blythe and Sally Gottard (involuntary reflex system, INPP, UK), Dr. Kjeld Johanssen (auditory system, the Baltic Dyslexia Research Center, Danmark), Håkan Carlsson (child rehabilitation, Sensomotor Centrum in Mjölby, Sweden).
One of the important developer in the field of visual and logical thinking and also in sports training was Dr Harry Wachs (the Vision & Conceptual Development Center, Washington DC).
In Finland I have studied hearing researcher studies (University of Applied Sceences, Helsinki, Finland)
My basic university degree (BBA) comes from Sweden, Uppsala University
I have worked as therapist and I teach professionals to use neuriphysiological methods in their therapy work. I also teach the teachers to use the specific SensoMotor methodology what in schools and kindergartens.
Contact us and and Let's think together know you can begin to use the developmental SensoMotor program in your school or kindergarten
Phone: +358 40 7011524
Peter Blythe, The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP), Chester, England;
Kjeld Johansen, Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab, Danmark,
Harry Wachs, The Vision and Conceptual Development Center, Washington DC, USA
Steen Aalberg &Steen Saust, Kraskin&Skeffington Institute, Danmark
Håkan Calsson, Sensomotorisk Centrum i Mjölby, Sweden
University of Applied Sceences, Helsinki, Finland (Auditory researcher studies)
Uppsala University, Sweden: BBA