My work with Children
For some children, there is a disturbance in the ability of their brain to coordinate their movements as they wish. When I can give the child new and important kinesthetic information, their brains can find new solutions for their movement problems, and the essential learning processes can remain active. Often after lessons, the child is able to accomplish movements that they were not able to do before. When children do not receive new impulses and helpful information, their brain and movement coordination remains limited to the patterns they had already developed, thus building on habits that limit. Regardless of how children were born or what kinds of injuries or diseases they have had, their brains continue to grow, with new and important information.
I pay attention to what the child wants to do and I observe what their habits are. I notice what limits the child and what I can offer in terms of variations so that the child has the resources and possibilities to achieve what the child wishes to. I create an environment with in which the child can learn what they find most important. That means that regardless of age, they become more capable of doing what they want to do. If I were simply to supply the missing parts of the child´s movement repertoire for the child, or continually show the child what is "right", the child would not learn and would have little chance to integrate the new information spontaneously. I always try to have the intention of the child in mind, and I go along with that intention whenever possible. I amplify the small changes in movement that support their intention and I suggest new possibilities. In this way, the child learns to make one small change after the other.
During the lesson, I use my voice, eye contact, my hands, toys, and anything else that is helpful. I notice the small changes in the way the nervous system of the child finds solutions and organizes movement. When these new movement possibilities are spontaneously used in different situations, then a new quality of life can come into being.