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Neuro Developmental Workshops for Schools

We can come to your school!

We have workshops for grades K-3, grades 4 through 8, and for High School. We feel neuro-development is a solution for children improving their ability to learn in school. For information on how much it would cost to have this workshop in your area or school, please contact Dan Moore by E-mail at Your Family Clinic, yourfam@bellsouth.net.

Below is the agenda for the workshop with the names of neuro-developmental activities. Actual content of the exercises varies according to the grade level of the students. Please let us answer your questions by E-mail Your Family Clinic.

 Neuro-Development for the Class Room

or Involving Each Student through Neuro-developmental principles.


I. Introduction to Neuro-Development

            A. The concept of involvement

                        exercise: Calculus worksheet

                                                Process: Teacher vs Neuro-developmental specialist and Teacher

                        graphic: week foundation and building (no child left behind)

            B. Things that keep children from being involved in the learning process.

                        1. Attention abilities.

                        2. Vision

                        3. Auditory Processing

                        4. Fine Motor Development and Muscle Tone

                        5. Memory

                        6. Cognitive Processing


                                    Cause Effect Relationships

7. Social Development

                        8. Emotional Factors

                                    Motivational Factors or Conative Factors

                                    Lack of Coping Skills

                        9. Environmental Factors

            C. What to do to improve involvement

                        1. The use of work samples

II. The Development of Learning Abilities

III. Characteristics of a Good Neuro-developmental Program

            A. Clear Vision of End Results (especially when others say it is impossible)

            B. A Positive Environment

                        1. Staff giving at least 2 complements to every negative comment

                        2. Students giving complements and encouragements to each other.

                        3. You can do it atmosphere.

                        4. Positive statements and cognitions

            C. Have a Plan that involves daily exercises.

                        1. With the right exercise or plan you will see improvements in functioning.

            D. Adjust Plan as necessary.

            E. Long term commitments (not a quick fix).

            F. Celebrate the successes. Each success should be celebrated and shared. 

IV. Attention

            A. The different causes of attention problems.

                        Normal Development of Attention Skills

                        Things that interfere with the normal development of attention

                                    1. Premature Births

                                    2. Lack of Oxygen at Birth

                                    3. Fetal Alcohol or Fetal Drug Syndrom/Effects

                                    4. Domestic Violence

                                    5. Head Injuries

                                    6. Environmental Toxins (e.g., lead)

                                    7. Genetic

                                    8. Allergies or sensitivities (e.g., Dr. Doris Rapp)

                        Attention can be learned and developed.

            B. An environmental program for the Home: The Stein Model

                        1. Positive Statements and Complements

                        2. The Use of Time out on Every ADHD Behavior

            C. An environmental program for the Classroom: Tom Daily’s Model

                        1. Developing Cause - Effect in the Classroom

            D. Specific Developmental Exercises for Attention Skills

                        1. Back Rubs and Massages

                        2. Reflexology

                        3. Tapping

                        4. Walking backward on a balance rail

                        5. The Freeze Game

                        6.. Visual Tracking

                        7. Pen and Pencil Game

                        8. Exercises with the Metronome

                        9. EEG biofeedback

                        10. Light Stimulation

                        11. Computer Games to Develop Attention

                                    a. Brain Train

                                    b. Locutour

                                    c. www.flashflashrevolution.com

                                    d. Dance Dance Revolution Ultra Mix 2

IV. Vision

            1. 20 20 vision

            2. Near Point Vision

            3. Vision and Reading




V. Auditory Processing

            1. Hearing

VI. Fine Motor Development

VII. Memory

            1. Short Term

            2. Long Term

            3. Working Memory

            4. Visual Memory

            5. Auditory Memory

            6. Implicit Memory

VIII. Cognitive Processing

            1. Processing Speed

            2. Comprehension

            3. Cause Effect Relationships

IX. Emotional Development

X. Social Development

XI. Motivation

            1. The role of discouragement


            2. Hope through De-mystification

XII. Controlling Environmental Factors

XIII. Putting it all together

XIV. Conclusion and Resources

Developmental Activities

Attention Development (from most primitive to most developed)

Back Rubs


Tapping and Massages

The Freeze Game

Visual Tracking

Pen and Pencil Game

Metronome work

Dance Dance Revolution

Computer Development of Attention Skills (e.g., Brain Train, Locutour)

Auditory Development Activities

Phonics Phone

Pace’s sound the vowels. (Metronome work)

Selective Listening - have two stories going on at the same time and ask questions about one.



Balance Skills with movement

Visual Development

Crazy Straw

Blow soccer

Visual Tracking

Pen and Pencil Game

Ball on a String

Getting Cross-eyed

Visual Closure (word search, hidden pictures, NFU)

Eye Patch

Eye String

Balance Board Work with visual Skills

Balance System

Walking Board

Brain Gym

Floor Exercises

Balance Board with motor movements and eye tracking

Wobble Board

Balance Ball

Thi Chi Balance Exercises


The Command Game




Computer Memory Games (e.g., Robot Challenge from Ohio Distinctive Software)

Memory Games on cell phones

Cognitive Skills

Processing Speed

            Exercises with a metronome


            PACE exercises

            Dance Dance Revolution


            Reading a paragraph and telling the first thing, second thing, third thing

            Comprehension Modules from SOI


Cause Effect Relationships 

            Written report of social mishaps

            role playing

            story telling with processing and predicting what will happen next

Fine Motor Development

Pencil Grip Exercises

Visual Motor Exercises (e.g., writing exercises)

Crumble Paper


Using Scissors

Coloring within the lines


Balance Exercises

Social Development

Relationship Development Intervention

Role Playing

Emotional Development


            Interest Inventories

            One on one time


            Success set ups

            Praise their successes

            Show the class what they can do.

Coping Skills




            Self Comparison vs. Peer Comparison


Family Therapy



Drawings of the Family

Drawing their worries



Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Church Resources

Additional Resources

Neurodevelopment at Your Family Clinic and Learning Disorders at Your Family Clinic

How to Turn Any Disruptive Child into Your Best Student: The ADHD Solution for Teachers by Tom Daly Smarty Pants Publications www.adhdsolution.com