Essay on Brain Gym Learning Program

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With this article I want to educate people on the idea that you need help with test scores and the answer is not only reading from a book. The way to reach to students that are struggling is to make things active and watch how much more children will be interested in learning. In 1960s Paul E. Dennison, “a specialist in kinesiology and an authority on the breakthrough in cognitive and academic skill, began the seminal research into reading achievement and its relation to brain development that would form the basis for the Brain Gym work(http://www.braingym.org/history).” With his study he proved that the movement-based learning program had improved peoples learning challenges into successes. Later while still trying to develop a full…show more content…
Now even though it sounds so simple to just do a couple of exercises, but really you are working three parts of your brain; the cerebrum, cerebellum, and the brain stem. The cerebrum, or cortex, is the largest part of the human brain, associated with higher brain function such as though and action. Within the cerebrum it is divided into four sections, called lobes, the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe and temporal lobe. The frontal lobe associates with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions and problem solving. The parietal lobe associates with movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli. The occipital lobe associates with visual processing. Finally the temporal lobe associates with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech. Each lobe is always growing and developing throughout childhood and will always keep growing as long as people are training their brain. For the cerebellum, or little brain, it is the areas of the hindbrain that controls motor movement coordination, balance, equilibrium and muscle tone. Like the cerebral cortex, or cerebellum it is similar to the cerebrum in that it had two hemispheres and has a highly folded surface or cortex. Now the job of the cerebellum is associated with regulation and coordination of movement, posture, and balance. The brainstem is the region of
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