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What is Bal-A-Vis-X (BAVX) ?
BAVX is a series of simple to complex exercises deeply rooted in rhythm which improves full body coordination and focuses attention. The program promotes cooperation, self-challenge, and fosters peer teaching. Originally developed to address the needs of students with reading difficulties, BAVX benefits all students. BAVX utilizes sand-filled bags, racquetballs, balance boards, and eye-fitness exercises. The next BAVX workshop will be given by Bill Hubert who developed the BAVX programme.
Bal-A-Vis-X benefits students.
Confidence and self-discipline grow - Impulsiveness decreases. Attention span increases. Physical coordination and body rhythm are enhanced. Stress is more easily self-managed. Cognitive skills improve - Information integration increases. Academic success improves yet requires less effort. Auditory skills are enhanced - Rhythmic patterns stimulate a new awareness of the nuances of sound. Listening and communication skills improve. Visual fitness improves - Eye tracking, visual form perception, and focused attention improve, which accelerate classroom study, homework, and test-taking performance.
What will I learn in a Bal-A-Vis-X workshop?
- How BAVX applies brain research.
- How to perform a dominance profile and eye tracking assessment.
- How to use BAVX with young children and special needs students.
- How to integrate BAVX into small group and whole class settings.
- Over 100 individual, partner, and group exercises.
Identifies a person's natural preference as to eye, ear, hand, foot, and brain hemispheric dominance - a useful tool in understanding stress-related choices and behavior patterns, and identifying optimum learning modalities.
Addresses visual deficiencies - eyes that squint, blink excessively, dart, stick, skip, wander, or fail to notice differences or similarities. Visual exercises enhance eye tracking (following a moving object or flowing across a written passage), eye teaming (both eyes working together), and visual form perception (detail discrimination).
Crossing Body - Midline assessments
Identifies and helps ameliorate deficiencies in fundamental movement patterns that aid in brain organization.
BAVX exercises are deeply rooted in rhythm. Rhythmic exercises heighten full-body coordination and promote self-control
Together these tools address teaching with students' learning strengths in mind.
BAVX is an engaging program of purposeful physical movement that
addresses the building blocks of learning. It's challenging. It's
school friendly. It's brain-based. And it's just plain fun!