As a research based organization we are committed to enhancing the potential of every child through movement based learning.
“Much more of the brain is devoted to movement than to language. Language is only a little thing sitting on top this huge ocean of movement”
Oliver Sacks, neurologist.
Much of our work is school based projects
Here are some examples:
SCHOOL NURSERY, RECEPTION AND KEY STAGE 1
DEVELOPMENTAL DANCE MOVEMENT® PROGRAMMES (DDM)
Kilmorie School DDM programme for Reception.
Finton House School DDM programme for Reception.
Haseltine Primary School DDM programmes across both Nursery and Reception.
Allen Edwards Primary School DDM programmes across both Nursery and Reception.
St Saviour’s Roman Catholic Primary School DDM programmes across both Nursery and Reception.
Beecroft Garden Primary School DDM programmes across Nursery, Reception and a Year 1 focus-group of students identified through monitoring as needing additional movement intervention.
Kelvin Grove School Focus group of Reception students identified as needing additional support plus an autism specific group from their ASD base. Read more about our autism school projects below and find out more about our funded projects here
MOVEMENTWORKS WITH AUTISM
We have supported ongoing practice-based research and CPD in association with Montessori Education for Autism and the National Autistic Society.
Here are some examples of our school projects supporting children and young people with autism and related differences:
Drumbeat School and ASD Service DDM programme to several groups of primary school children. Read testimonials on our SEN&D page
Spa School DDM introduced into the curriculum for primary students
An All-Through School Approach - Developmental Dance Movement® (DDM) Autism Movement Therapy® (AMT)
After a successful pilot project Brent Knoll Schoolbecame the first provider for children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions to adopt an all-through school approach. Younger students benefit from the DDM intervention, while older students receive AMT. The outcomes from this approach are the focus of a new research study in partnership with Greenwich University. You can find out more on our Research Page.
Willow Dene SchoolDDM for younger students and AMT for older students with autism. The AMT class was featured on London Live Television, 27th March 2017 when former boxer and reality show contestant Winston McKenzie - who has an autistic son - paid a visit to the school.
Marjorie McClure Specialist School*
Kelvin Grove ASD Unit
New from 2019:
Children with ASD also benefit from Yotism® specialised Yoga movement practice provided by MovementWorks. Special Yoga can be combined with a DDM and/or AMT programme to suit group requirements.
MOVEMENTWORKS® WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES