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Learning Empowered by Movement; Brain Gym Exercises Wake Up Brain and Body
Date:3/23/2009

MANDEVILLE, La., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Gym(R) provides a simple solution to the learning challenges faced by many children and adults every day; difficulties with reading, writing, math, comprehension, verbalization, music and sports. The solution is movement. Brain Gym(R) is based on the use of 26 specific and integrative movements and 5-step core process for Brain Balance, which can break through cognitive and sensory motor barriers that make learning difficult and stressful for adults and children. Educators and therapists have long been utilizing these movements and activities as powerfully simple tools to organize and improve brain function. When used prior to, or during instruction or a project, Brain Gym(R) has been shown to improve blood flow, increase oxygenation, heighten focus, and affect positive shifts in balance, memory, vision, self-expression, attitude, attention and organization. Wendy Piret, a local and licensed Brain Gym Instructor, is offering Brain Gym(R) 101 April 17-19 at Franco's Fitness Center in Mandeville, LA. Ms. Piret, a newcomer to the area, explains: "When I moved here and began talking with teachers, parents and students about learning challenges, I realized we could offer a proven intervention that I have seen used successfully across the country." Ms. Piret's classes are open to therapists, teachers and lay people.

Around the world and in thousands of public and private schools in the US teachers and therapists have incorporated Brain Gym(R) into their classrooms and clinical interventions. Over the past few years, local area Physical Therapists (PTs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Principals and teachers in Louisiana and Mississippi, who were introduced to Brain Gym(R) concepts in continuing education classes and seminars in other parts of the country, are now integrating the work into their professional practices.

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