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March 29, 2014

CEs: 7.5
CEUs = .75

Registration Price:
Professionals = $249

Location:
Regent University Divinity Building (DIV) Room 177

Note:
This certificate is available for continuing education units.

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Connections: The Brain Development Center Workshop

 
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March 29, 2014

Connections: The Brain Development Center explains basic brain anatomy, why the brain sometimes does not grow and develop properly during the first few years of life in response to the environment, and how to then complete the development later on in life. Academic, emotional, behavioral and social delays including ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory issues and more will be covered on a neurological level. Read more below...

Certificate Available | .5 CEs

Workshop Description:

Connections: The Brain Development Center explains basic brain anatomy, why the brain sometimes does not grow and develop properly during the first few years of life in response to the environment, and how to then complete the development later on in life. Academic, emotional, behavioral and social delays including ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory issues and more will be covered on a neurological level. This has nothing to do with intelligence and about 17% of the US population is dealing with one or more of these issues.

A thorough explanation of how to reconnect the brain at any age through easy movements, activities and exercises will be demonstrated. These procedures can be implemented into the home, school or professional practice to improve neurological issues with the goal of eliminating them in the long term. Called Neurological reorganization, this scientifically based and medically endorsed technique is applicable to anyone wanting a better brain for themselves, their children, students and clients.

 

Who Should Attend:

Special education and gifted teachers, guidance counselors, school principals, therapists, parents, church leaders, anyone who works with children, teens or adults with special needs.

This program includes these sessions:

  • Introduction to brain anatomy, functions and disconnects (short break at 10am)
  • Sensory systems, delays, questionnaires, profiles of disconnects
  • Delays, hemispheres and connects
  • Patterning exercises and demonstrations of movements
  • Retained primitive reflex integration, explanation and testing, videos
  • Rhythmic movement and Q&A

 

Educational Objectives:

  1. Explain the functions of major brain nuclei and identify the reasons for their incomplete development
  2. Describe and identify behavioral, academic, physical and emotional symptoms of specific regions of the brain that are underdeveloped and disconnected from the rest of the brain
  3. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of brain anatomy in regards to academics, emotions, social and behavioral aspects

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of why children and adults do what they do in relation to ADD/ADHD, autism, sensory processing delays and other related neurological issues

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Conduct physical tests to see if any primitive reflexes are present and non-integrated which are interfering with higher brain functions
  2. Apply the findings to design a specific movements program to integrate the retained primitive reflexes and complete the maturation of underdeveloped regions of the brain
  3. Select from dozens of movements, exercises and activities to create plans for students ages 4 to adult to improve academic, behavioral, physical and emotional behaviors including ADD/ADHD, processing and emotional delays, autism and other neurological issues.
  4. Identify which regions of the brain are not fully connected
  5. Reorganize the brain of a person at any age so that it operates to its fullest potential
  6. Implement a movement, exercise and activity program into any home, classroom and practice to improve brain function

 

Regent Difference:

Attendees would highly benefit from taking this course because it is the only one of its kind anywhere. Other similar “centers” (less than 50 in the US) perform neurological reorganization on children and teens without parental assistance. This course is offered at a fraction of the cost compared to these other “centers”. This workshop combines additional musical kinesiology strategies available only in Connections. Connections brings help, hope and answers in a field where there is very little.

CEUs

CEs = 7.5
CEUs = .75

Registration Price:
Professionals = $249

Location:
Regent Univeristy, Divinity Building (DIV) Room 177

Program Schedule:

Start Time

End Time

Topic of Discussion

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Introduction to brain anatomy, functions and disconnects
(short break at 10am)

11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Sensory systems, delays, questionnaires, profiles of disconnects

12:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Delays, hemispheres and connects

2:00 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Patterning exercises and demonstrations of movements

3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Retained primitive reflex integration, explanation and testing, videos

4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Rhythmic movement and Q&A

Relevant References:

Instructor:

Virginia Largent

Virginia Largent

Virginia Largent is a 1990 honor graduate of Shenandoah University where she studied piano, cello and teaching. Having founded the Virginia Beach School of the Arts with her husband, Mrs. Largent has over 25 years of teaching experience in music, instrumental instruction, brain connection courses and academics. She has been a regular lecturer at Regent University on Music, Learning and the Brain and has presented Connections: The Brain Development Seminar throughout the region.
Mrs. Largent is also the author of Academics, the world's largest collection of educational songs for grades preschool - 12. She specializes in the science of learning through music and movement and is the developer of Brain Builders, a musical movement class to reorganize the brain of those with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, processing issues and more. Also providing continuing education, she is in demand as a professional development speaker for private, public and home school conventions.