Happenings and Updates
Introducing Karen Flowers, PTA, new to the URS team.
Karen Flowers has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1982, and
continues to study methods and techniques that can transform the
human condition working primarily with children across multiple settings.
Karen has found her stride in utilizing the Feldenkrais method, earning
her certification in 2001, she is an active member of the Feldenkrais Guild
of North America.
Supported by the latest brain research, this method:
- Creates the conditions for natural learning to occur.
- Starts by accepting your child exactly where they are.
- Focuses on what is right and builds from that foundation.
- Teaches the child how to build connections to self, others and the environment in the way nature intended.
- Seeks to unburden the child by helping to release tension on the wire. The Brain and nervous system is like an electrical system with in input (sensory in) and an output (motor out). If there is too much tension the system cannot regulate itself and learning is impeded.
- Gentle Touch is used as guided movement in the direction of ease and pleasure within patterns that the brain can recognize.
- Recognizes that children learn through pleasure.
- Offers rest and digest time for the brain to integrate the information provided during a lesson.
Your child has an amazing brain and can learn anything if the conditions for
learning are optimized.
Karen’s joy is to unburden your child and offer a steadfast, supportive, skillful and nonjudgmental presence in what we call a “lesson” because this method
is based on how a child learns via their own curiosity and Karen seeks to empower your child towards his or her own potential.
URS Handwriting Improvement Program
Starting in May, we will be offering individual and small group handwriting options every Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm.
Count the ways Handwriting Without Tears can help your Child!
1. Developing good writing habits
2. Eliminating reversals or formation confusion
3. Train in cursive, many school systems have dropped the cursive curriculum.
4. Improve hand strength for expanding written assignments
5. Teach manuscript using multi-sensory strategies
6. Improve spatial awareness for written work
7. Promote ideal grip and posture to limit fatigue
If you’re curious as to what fine motor development milestones your child should be reaching at his/her current age, check out this fine motor development chart. https://childdevelopment.com.au/resources/child-development-charts/fine-motor-developmental-chart/
Contact us if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-970-2400.