RMT Level 3
Rhythmic Movement Training for Reading and Writing
May 19 & 20, 2017, Bellevue, Washington (Seattle area)
An increasing number of children are experiencing challenges with reading and writing. Many children also have sensory processing challenges, speech and language delays, and increasing levels of anxiety. In RMT 3 we look at the underlying postural and motor patterns associated with these challenges, and we learn tools for developing a foundation for learning through reflex integration and rhythmic movement. The tools are also useful for adults with orthopedic challenges and difficulties arising from brain and body injuries.
This training course is ideal for OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, vision therapists, educators, parents, health care providers, social workers, mental health, addiction and family counselors, yoga therapists, caregivers and anyone interested in neurodevelopmental movements for optional functioning.
May 19 & 20, 2018, 8:45 am to 5:15 pm
1.4 AOTA CEUs (14 contact hours, RMT 3)* Taught by Sonia Story
Reflex Integration: The Moro Reflex, ATNR, STNR, TLR, Head Righting Reflexes, Grasp Reflexes, The Hand-Mouth Babkin Reflex.
Reading Challenges: How RMT improves reading; development of visual skills; checking visual skills; recognizing visual and auditory processing issues.
Handwriting: Why handwriting is important for learning; fine motor challenges; how the mouth and hand are linked and why delays in hand development can afftect speech development.
Research and clinical experiences show how primitive reflex movements and motor training can help with reading, writing and many other challenges.
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RMT Levels 1 & 2 are prerequisites for RMT Level 3.
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Students taking the RMT courses for professional credit or continuing education must fulfill the following requirements:
1) Manually sign in/out for each learning session
2) Provide live demonstrations of each movement technique taught during training
3) Facilitate use of each movement technique with fellow Learners serving as “clients”
4) Complete a written exam identifying that the Learner understands the theory, principles, practices and history of the methods taught. Exam questions will be self-scored with the opportunity for discussion, Q & A and revision.
5) Submit a completed end-of-course evaluation form
Students are also expected to read course handouts in addition to course manual and to actively participate in class discussions.
Course Fees Include course manual
- RMT Level 3 (2 days): $439
- Full Tuition is due: May 10, 2018
Instructional methods included: Lecture, training manual, power point presentation, demonstration, experiential lab practice doing neurodevelopmental movement, group discussion, sharing of case studies and time for Questions and Answers.
About the Instructor
Sonia Story trained directly with the founders of RMTi™, psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, MD, and kinesiologist Moira Dempsey. Sonia has studied and synthesized numerous methods of Reflex Integration and has further training in Developmental Movement, MNRI, Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, Nonviolent Communication and Storytelling with Children. In addition to teaching, Sonia has a private practice and has worked as a special topics trainer for foster parents in Washington state. For more information about Sonia Story, click here.
In the event of a cancellation by sponsor, all tuition fees are refunded in full. Student registration cancelled within seven days of start date may not receive refund. Lodging and meals not included.
Any educational aids and materials sold during this training may involve a minimal proprietary interest on the part of the Instructor or RMTi or Move Play Thrive.
Please let us know if you have a special needs request for attendance in this training course.
Though we cannot guarantee that we can provide every special needs accomodation, we will do our best to facilitate special needs.
*The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
AOTA Classification Codes that apply to this training course:
Domain of OT-Performance Skills
Domain of OT-Client Factors
Domain of OT-Activity Demands
About CEUs for Professionals other than OTs and OTAs: The RMT Level 3 training course is 14 contact hours. It is the sole responsibility of each student to check with his or her professional licensing agency to determine if CE credits can be awarded for completion of this course.