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All the information you need to know to begin implementing S’cool Moves into your classroom or school district to support children with ADHD, sensory processing disorder, dyslexia, and learning challenges.
"Is S'cool Moves evidence-based practice?"
Yes! We have the evidence-based topic thoroughly covered. Please visit our research tab HERE.
Our work is inspired by the brilliance of the leaders in their fields:
Bruce Perry, MD, expert in trauma-informed teaching and developing the brain through specific activities
Deb Dana, LCSW, expert theorist and practical application of The Polyvagal Theory and regulation
John J. Ratey, MD, expert on movement and the brain
Jean Ayres, PhD and Lucy J. Miller, PhD, experts in sensory processing
Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, expert in dyslexia and reading intervention
Steven Goedert, O.D., neuro-optometrist and expert in the role of vision in attention and learning
The Dana Foundation, researchers of all aspects of brain development and neurology
We are proud to say that S’cool Moves has provided training for over twenty years. Schools continue to use our program well after the latest fad has come and gone. We feel good about that!
There are different approaches to tiered interventions including Response To Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS).
S'cool Moves uses a three tiered approach to support students and staff with interventions for the whole class, small groups, and individuals.
This brief video helps explain how our techniques are used within a three tiered intervention system.
Using our Dynamic Five Systems Approach and Energy Expenditure Model, we can hone what strategies are working for you and discover gaps that need to be filled within the tiered framework.
Michigamme's New Moves Help Kids Focus
Anya Rath, Times Herald
For the past few months, the students at Michigamme Elementary have been moving in the right direction — literally.
District occupational therapist Jennifer Vogtmann began rolling out the program S'cool Moves, a series of therapy-based strategies, at Michigamme Elementary back in September after she received a $1,000 grant from Meemic Insurance and district support.
The program teaches students certain actions that can calm them down and are designed to improve self-regulation, focus, developmental skills, and academic goals.
"The energy that children have available for academics is based on total battery output," Vogtmann said in an email. "When their auditory, visual and sensory systems are not working at their peak, there is a drain on academics. This program teaches children how to recharge to reach full academic success."
READ THE FULL ARTICLE AND WATCH VIDEO HERE.