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Dr Amanda Watson

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How a well functioning sensorimotor system can help a child's brain development!

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 29-May-2020 13:12:00

How an organised, well functioning sensorimotor system helps prepare your child’s brain and body to be an effective and efficient learner to thrive in class and play. 

It is incredibly important for school readiness as it allows a child to receive feedback from their body effectively so that they can effectively perform new skills they’ll learn in class and play. 

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coordination and preparing your child's brain to thrive and be an effective learner!

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 25-May-2020 12:00:00

How coordination can encompass your child's with every area of learning and play at school and home! 

Coordination is the ability to use our body in the way we want to attain a desired outcome. This definitely utilises some big brain control and consciousness however there are very important elements of the lower brain that help us move and control our bodies in ways that make us uniquely human. 

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how balance and proprioception can help optimise your child’s brain and body to be ready for school.

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 22-May-2020 10:00:00

How good proprioception can help our child's body be strong and well balanced!

It is so important for a child entering school because knowing where they are in space helps them sit still in class for learning, and move their bodies well for play.

Proprioception is the ability to know where we are in space so that we can then control our body appropriately to keep ourselves balanced and strong.

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Topics: spine, brain, Blog, School, Teenagers, Physical Development, Preschool Children

How can the brainstrem help a child's brain and body be efficient in learning and play?

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 18-May-2020 10:00:00

How does an integrated brainstem help prepare your child's brain and body develop and thrive in class and play?

The brainstem is at the base of the brain and skull and it is the oldest and most primitive part of our human brains. The major role of the brainstem is to control the functions of basic survival. Things like breathing, swallowing, digesting and heart rate are examples of this.

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Help improve your child's Postural Strength at school and home!

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 13-May-2020 12:15:00

How does posture help your child's brain and body to be an effective and efficient learner to thrive in class and play?

We want little brains and little bodies to be working so well that all a child has to do when they enter the classroom or playground is use their clever big thinking and doing brains to learn and play. 

Having optimal postural strength is an important driver for children to be able to use their brain effectively for concentration, focus and engagement; which in turn leads to better learning and more easeful play.

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3 tips for ‘handling’ your baby supportively this festive season!

Posted by Dr Amanda Watson on 21-Dec-2019 20:02:14

The festive season is upon us and those with babies will know just how many requests you receive from others to hold your baby. Everyone wants to cuddle your little squish!

Being held, passed around and moved in and out of car seats, high chairs and beds becomes much more frequent at this time of year.

Did you know this can place additional strain and pressure through the spine and shoulders of your baby?

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Topics: Mothers, Babies, Health, children, stress, families, Development, spine, brain, baby wearing, Injury Prevention, Infants, Physical Development

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