Early Learning Foundations 2
Teacher Instructions Week 3
See Saw Reversed
Purpose: To organize the brain at the Pons level. Repetition of this activity builds nerve pathways and stimulates natural development/repair of a central nervous system that may have been compromised by trauma, abuse, adoption, war zone or high fever.
Note: Add this to the exercises this week along with march. You are working both the upper and lower parts of the brain with this combination.
Lie on back. Do See Saw Reversed with bare feet dragging on floor or bed. Build to recommended repetitions. Client can do this independently if movement is fast, smooth, and synchronized. Two adults can pattern a child. Client can move only the arms, if an assistant is available to work with the legs.
Instructions for Counting: Count one for every time you come back to the original position.
Variation: For older children, teens and adults who do this activity independently, intensity can be increased by wearing light weights: 1-1.5 lbs on wrists and 2-2.5 lbs on ankles. Build up to recommended repetitions before adding the weights.
Eye Track (Vertical)
Auditory Touch Sequence
Watch the video for one type of Auditory Touch Sequence. In addition to the one described, you can ask the client to touch things in the environment. For example: "Touch chair, counter, floor, window. Touch book, lamp, rug, table." Be sure to say the word "thousand" to yourself between each word for the appropriate timing.