Saturday, March 15, 2014

Interactive Metronome Demo

  Here are the categories Brain Balance said my daughter had improved by one level this past Wednesday.  
Supine core
Lateral core
Prone core
Upper body
Balance Beam
Interactive metronome
Fine Motor
Dichotic listening

     The first five are core strengthening and balance exercises.  Below is a description of the interactive metronome.  She does not have the headphones, but it is the exact same program as described.

“Brachiation is the ability to swing from rung to rung on an overhead ladder. This activity is extremely easy for a very young child and extremely difficult for an adult. It is a very valuable ability because it helps the child to create a bigger, better chest and as a result he breathes more deeply, regularly and maturely.” – Glenn Doman & Janet Doman, from the book ‘How Smart Is Your Baby’.

Dichotic listening is when she hears a different word in each ear and is able to give them both words.

     She earned this one of Friday.  Improving in Gait/Aerobic and proprioception may be the reason she made two baskets in the church basketball game this morning.  She has never made a basket before in the past two years of playing church basketball.  Their team tends to win about half of the games and they lost this one, so she did not score the baskets because it was an easy opponent.

        Proprioception is "the process by which the body can vary muscle contraction in immediate response to incoming information regarding external forces."

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