Rhythmic Movements are the similar to the movements that babies make as they are going through the developmental process. Movements are the basis for making connections throughout the brain and body. Though you might think the movements look simple, you could be surprised and how affective these movement can be.
If you are a therapist, I am sure you will find Rhythmic Movement valuable in your tool kit. RMTI has been used by school therapists for more than 10 years and have reported many success stories.
If you are a parent or preschool teacher, you will find these movements very simple to use with children. Besides, they will often ask for you to do the movements with them. We have many reports of children, after experiencing the movements, take their parents hands and lead them to the floor so they can do the movements.
Brain Gym® Instructors, RMTI classes can be used for re-certification in Brain Gym.
Want the research behind RMTi - Rhythmic Movement Training International?
Here's the official RMTi page that lists the research as well as Moira Dempsey and Dr. Blomberg's book: http://rhythmicmovement.org/resources
Rhythmic Movement Training Book
Movements that Heal – Harald Blomberg with Moira Dempsey – Bookpal Qld Australia 2011. Download Bibliograpy
Research Specifically for Rhythmic Movement Training
Abstract and Table of Contents - Rebooting Development With A Rhythmic Motor Intervention – Mary Gazca - Unpublished Research Paper Dissertation – St Catherine’s University Minneapolis MN USA - 2012
The Voice of Parents Who Have Used Rhythmic Movement Training with Their Child - Tessa M. Grigg - 2016.
Articles Related to RMT
Listening, Auditory Processing, Reflex links and support with RMT - Evonne Bennell 2016.
Dyslexia, RMT and Reflexes - Moira Dempsey 2015.
Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTi) works witht Rhythmic Movement Disorder (RMD) - Moira Dempsey 2015.
Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTi) and working with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Moira Dempsey.
Research about Primitive Reflexes
Primitive Reflexes and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Developmental Origins of Classroom Dysfunction - Myra Taylor, Stephen Houghton and Elaine Chapman - The University of Western Australia – International Journal of Special Education 2004, Vol 19, No1
Reflexes Gone Astray in Autism - Philip Teitelbaum, Osnat B. Teitelbaum, Joshua Fryman, and Ralph Maurer
Movement analysis in infancy may by useful for early diagnosis of autism - Philip Teitelbaum, Osnat B. Teitelbaum, Joshua Fryman, and Ralph Maurer
Primitive Reflexes and Their Relationship to Delayed Cortical Maturation, under connectivity and Functional Disconnection in Childhood Neurobehavioral Disorders - Robert Melillo - FNRE (2011) ISSN: 2156-941X Volume 1, Issue 2 pp. © 2011 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Retained Primitive Reflexes and ADHD in Children - Jana Konicarova and Petr Bob - Activitas Nervosa Superior 2012, 54, No. 3-4
Principles of Dissolution and Primitive Reflexes in ADHD - Jana Konicarova & Petr Bob - Activitas Nervosa Superior 2013, 55, No. 1-2
Primary reﬂex persistence in children with reading difﬁculties (dyslexia): A cross-sectional study. - McPhillips M, Jordan-Black J-A. - Neuropsychologia 2007; 45: 748-754
The effect of social disadvantage on motor development in young children: a comparative study. - McPhillips M, Jordan-Black J-A. - Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2007; 48(12): 1214-1222
The effects of the Primary Movement programme on the academic performance of children attending ordinary primary school. - Jordan-Black J-A. - Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs 2005; 5(3): 101-111
Prevalence of persistent primary reflexes and motor problems in children with reading difficulties - McPhillips M, Sheehy N. - Dyslexia 2004; 10(4): 316-338
Effects of replicating primary-reflex movements on specific reading difficulties in children. - McPhillips M, Hepper PG, Mulhern G. - Lancet 2000; 355: 537-541