New South Wales
Kids In Tune
PO Box 10
Woolgoolga. NSW 2456
Belinda has created and implemented a daily movement program with small groups of High School students who have learning difficulties and/or behavior problems for over eight years. She had witnessed many and varied improvements with these children before introducing the Move To Learn program. Belinda was very impressed with the evident improvements the program brought once added to her repertoire and has since gone on to become a certified Move to Learn Practitioner.
Her High School Program is holistic in its approach including such things as dietary information (focusing on the effects of food additives), sensory activities, Brain Gym, Imagination Gym, yoga and other relaxation techniques, games and LISTENING (to students concerns and anxieties) as well as Move To Learn.Belinda is an experienced PDHPE teacher, a certified Move To Learn practitioner, Imagination Gym consultant, and a certified provider of The Listening Program She is also qualified to work with children with Brain Gym. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.Belinda is available to run workshops at staff development days and also parent and community workshops. For those who don’t have the confidence to implement the movement sequences themselves, Belinda is available to work individually or with small groups of children or adults.
Evonne has a varied practice at Warrawee & Five Dock, seeing a wide of clients from babies to seniors for developmental & learning support, personal growth or maintaining or regaining function after stroke etc.Evonne has a special interest in retained primitive reflexes and their impact on sensory processing, learning and living, drawing from numerous modalities to deliver individual of group programs for a variety of ages and ability groups.
In addition, to being a certified Move to Learn Practitioner, Evonne is also a licensed Brain Gym® & Visioncircles™ Instructor, an Educational/Holistic Kinesiologist, Rhythmic Movement Training Instructor and Provider, craniosacral therapist and a Therapeutic Listening Program provider and currently, assisting little ones at GymbaROO Bondi.
In August 2011, Evonne was awarded an Outstanding Service award to BRAIN GYM® International.
She runs regular workshops offering Move to Learn, Brain Gym, Rhythmic Movement Training and sensory processing support in Sydney and in country NSW/QLD offering to support for teachers, parents and therapists from many modalities.
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Janelle is taking a study break at the moment and isn't available for Move to Learn support or training.
She is a registered Teacher, she holds two University degrees; a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Education in Special
Education K-12.Janelle has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of school settings. She has worked with students with a wide variety of disabilities ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD/ODD, Intellectual, Physical and Learning disabilities ranging from mild to severe.
Janelle has always had a passion for helping all students learn and she recognises the importance of utilising a holistic approach when working with students experiencing difficulties with their learning. Searching for effective ways to work with these students led Janelle on a journey of discovery as she began to explore and learn about the proven link between movement and learning.
In addition to completing her training to be a Move to Learn Practitioner Janelle has also completed courses in Rhythmic Movement Training, Reflex Integration and Brain Gym.
Janelle enjoys using her knowledge and experience to work with large and small groups of students. She also enjoys the opportunity to work with individual children in order to help them to reach their full potential. Janelle also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is happy to discuss the running of parent/teacher information sessions and workshops.
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Jenny is a mother of three boys who has qualifications in general health, fitness and nutrition. Before working as a Neuro-Developmental Therapist, she had worked extensively as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for over twelve years.
Jenny’s interest in Developmental Movement and Sound Therapy arose from the success in assisting two of her children to improve their learning through various interventions. She is a recent graduate of the Diploma course in Neuro-Developmental Delay offered by the Institute of Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester UK, a Certified Move to Learn Practitioner and has a certificate in Bilateral Integration.
Jenny is also trained in Extra Lesson, Rhythmic Movement Levels 1, 2 & 3 and qualified as a provider in Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation (JIAS) program and The Listening Program (TLP). Additionally, Jenny has also attended training in Colorful Semantics offered by the Catholic Education Office, and the Fitzroy Reading Method through the Fitzroy School in Melbourne.
As a parent and trained therapist Jenny has designed and supervised home based programs for her own children which provides her with a unique insight into the needs of children and their parents and the support they both require to the achieve the best outcomes. She has also had extensive experience working with teachers through Program Support Group meetings. Through this Jenny has a strong passion and desire to educate teachers with the Move to Learn Program and the proven link between movement and learning.
Click here to read Jenny's latest article: A Neurological Look at Handwriting in the Classroom
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Rachel is passionate about helping people with learning difficulties with practical and individual help and programs.
In 2005 she was inspired when she heard Barbara Pheloung speak about learning difficulties. The information Barbara gave resonated with what Rachel was seeing at the school where she was helping out. She attended Barbara's workshop that same year and was trained in the Move to Learn movements.
Rachel was able to run the program in her school five days a week, for fifteen minutes.
"In the first couple of weeks we began to notice changes in the students. Changes ranged from better organization to being able to concentrate for longer periods, both of which are essential to learning. I was able to work with teachers to modify teaching styles so that the whole class could keep up, and be involved with classroom activities."
At this time Rachel also piloted a Move to Learn Program with adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, and addiction issues.
In 2006 she wrote a chapter about this program which was published in School Floors by Hyde Park Press and presented a workshop at the Move to Learn Conference about her work at the school with both students and adults and also commented on counselling issues for students with learning difficulties.
Since then she has presented workshops and seminars at the following locations:
- SCEE(Southern Cross Education Enterprises) Pacific Educators Conference in Queensland.(2007)
- ACE Educator’s Forum in Tasmania (2007).
- Papua New Guinea Mega Conference in Lae, PNG (2008).
- Professional development day at a Queensland school (2010).
- Private workshop for a small group (2010).
Rachel is an experienced counsellor and has managed a house for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities for the last four years.
In 2011 she started her business "Left Right In" and wrote the school and home based program "Creating Connections" and developed "Beadlers".
Rachel’s current qualifications include: B.A. Counselling, B.A. Intercultural Studies, Grad Dip. Counselling, Cert IV in Small Business Management.
Rachel offers a range of professional development workshops for schools, community groups, and university students.
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Clare is a registered teacher and a mum of 3 young children. She has used Move to Learn with great success within the classroom, with clients, with her children and also on herself!
When Clare first begun teaching, she was overwhelmed by the number of students struggling to learn and function optimally within the classroom setting. To address this need, she returned to University to study Special Education, graduating with a Masters Degree. While much was learnt from further study in the field of education, there remained a small group of children each year that weren’t able to reach their full potential.
Time spent working as a Gymbaroo teacher helped Clare to discover the power of movement and its role in preventing and addressing Learning Difficulties. She is now a Certified Provider of Move to Learn, Rhythmic Movement Training and The Listening Program, using techniques from these methods to help children reach their full potential and THRIVE!
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Diana is an experienced classroom teacher who now owns and operates Activate Learning.
During 2007 Diana found Move to Learn as a result of a desperate search for something that would help the large number children in her class with learning difficulties. Diana then implemented this program into her classroom successfully and to the benefit of the children she taught until the end of 2010.
During this time Diana developed a passion for helping children with learning difficulties reach their full potential. She has trained as an Integrated Listening Systems (sound therapy) practitioner and is also undergoing training as an Extra Lesson practitioner.
Diana opened Activate Learning in April, 2011 and works individually with children with learning difficulties. She is available to work individually or with small groups of children and is also available to work with schools in training and helping them implement Move to Learn into their classrooms.
Winsome is a long term friend, associate and representative of Move to Learn who has headed up an extensive program introducing Move to Learn to Western Australia through Move to Learn in WA.
She became interested in movement programs in 1981 when she helped her own son’s learning difficulties and has since worked in schools with students from K to Year 8 and studied the “whole child approach” to learning, in particular the Move to Learn Program.
She has used movement programs and developmentally challenging obstacle courses that incorporate early literacy and numeracy to help many children from Pre-School to High School.
Wendy Pittendrigh, Laurel Butcher, Davina Fraser, Dorothy Stephen, Margaret Greville, Charmian Venn, Leanne Chapman and Laurel Butcher, make up the Move to Learn in W.A. team and together the group has successfully organized and conducted two “Move to Learn in W.A.” seminars and a workshop. They have also presented twice at the Early Years In Education Society Spring Conference in Perth.
Since 2009 Margaret, Dot and Winsome have travelled and conducted professional development for a number of city and country schools throughout Western Australia.
"We know that early intervention is crucial to a child with learning difficulties.
But why do we have to wait for the learning difficulty to be obvious before starting early intervention?
I believe we can do something about it before it happens especially in those first two years of school!
Let’s get all our schools in Australia Moving to Learn."
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Cheras Business Centre
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56100 Kuala Lumpur
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Mobile: (6) 012 387 1120
Joyce Moi, our representative and certified practitioner in Malaysia, (who works also with Starjump, Kids Can Succeed, DIR Floortime, Cogmed and QiGong Massage from QiGong Sensory Training Institute), has a centre in Kuala Lumpur providing 1 on 1 counselling for kids and parents of kids who fall in between the intellectually challenged and academically gifted. She will be presenting Move to Learn Training Seminars throughout the year (English, Mandarin & Cantonese).
Dr Agnieszka Olechowska
The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education
Ph 0064 279327427
Rochelle Carberry is an experienced classroom teacher. She has a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand and has been teaching since 1998.
Rochelle has been working with children with learning difficulties at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but has recently returned to New Zealand.
She uses Move to Learn with the children she works with as well as provides Move to Learn training for both staff and parents.
Rochelle has been successfully using Barbara Phelong’s Move to Learn for the past 4 years and is happy to advice or redirect enquires regarding the programme.
Cecil Patrick Burton - Director
Cecil has been teaching English and Mathematics in Japan to students, including those with LD, (Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, etc.), for around 10 years.
He has a Diploma in Special Education from the U.K. He has also over the last year gone on to become a certified practitioner in the Move to Learn programme as of 1st August 2013 and will also be acting as the sole representative for our Move to Learn programmes in Japan.
He was instrumental in helping start up and run a private SEN school called TEAM GIFTED in 2008 in Fukuoka, Japan, and has worked for 2 years there as a Consultant and Advisor on the project, including teaching and training of teachers as well as teaching English and Math to children with development disorders and learning disabilities. During that time he has had success in that 3 children attending Team Gifted went on to study abroad at schools in Europe, some of the other children attending Team Gifted who had stopped attending public or private schools returned to mainstream schools within 6-12 months and the rest of the children who were attending Team Gifted mainstream schools but were lagging behind due to behavioural problems and learning difficulties, developed appropriately so that they overcame their behavioural problems and learning difficulties and were no longer lagging behind in their class.
He has also been privately practicing and teaching children and helping families who have children with development disorders and learning difficulties over the last 8 years.
He has attended a few of the therapy clinics in Japan, run by Prof. Koseki of the Japanese American Research Institute in Development Disorders, (JARIDD). who has been doing research as well as therapy programmes in Japan for children with developmental disorders for the last 40 years.
In addition over the last 8 years he has helped on a voluntary basis in various SEN schools overseas including in Dubai, Oman, India and Australia.
He wants to create and make opportunities in Japan to help children overcome various Developmental Disorders and Learning Disabilities that are on the rise worldwide. He also wants to educate both parents and teachers in Japan to become more aware of the problems and cause associated with development disorders and learning difficulties and also the various viable options that are available to help their children. To this effect he has started his own Education, Therapy and Support Center for children, parents and teachers in Fukuoka, Japan from July 1st, 2013.
The CEE BEE Center as it is called is a Center for Communication, Emotions, Exercise Behaviour, and Effective Education and the focus will be on working individually or in small groups of children, parents and adults.
Cecil has developed his own Kids Yoga programme and Qigung massage programme and is looking at creating other co-ordinated movement programmes in Japan over the next years. Cecil has also developed his own system of teaching English and Maths to children.
Cecil is available for assessments, preparing individual education plans for children and adults, teaching, counseling 1 on 1 for children and adults or families. He is also looking at organizing special workshops for groups of parents, teachers and for schools or other special education establishments and a support group for parents and teachers.
Louise is a Physiotherapist who has a lot of experience working with pre-school, infants and primary school age children with learning difficulties. Her focus has been on the area of paediatric physiotherapy looking at normal movement development and especially how it impacts on learning and language development.
Like many professionals working in this area, her interest was initially driven by a personal need – a Mum looking for answers to help her dyslexic son. Barbara’s books got her looking for the answers in the right place – Moving to Learn.
s a movement specialist who understands the complexities of “normal”/ “ideal” development of the human nervous system, she values the neuro - developmental principles apparent in the Move to Learn program, enjoying its simplicity, structure and effectiveness.
She also uses Rhythmic Movement Training, another neuro-developmental approach that works specifically to integrate primitive reflexes, and she is trained in "The Listening Program", an auditory integration program. Listening problems and movement problems often go hand in hand to make reading, writing and understanding in the classroom difficult.
Louise has been instrumental in publishing the first edition of “Moving Mountains” (a Thai language version of “Ten Gems for the Brain”), and has spent a number of years working in Thailand. She has recently relocated to the United States and plans to run workshops in 2015, but for the moment, please contact her through this email address.