Karen Richards

Developmental Practitioner - Help for children and adults with different barriers to learning, using primitive infant reflex integration, movement and fun learning activities to overcome delays in learning to read, spell, legible handwriting, alongside improvements for children and adults with ADHD , ASD and social and emotional difficulties.

Developmental Practitioner - Help for children and adults with different barriers to learning, using primitive infant reflex integration, movement and fun learning activities to overcome delays in learning to read, spell, legible handwriting, alongside improvements for children and adults with ADHD , ASD and  social and emotional difficulties. Photo
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Every parent wants their child to learn, thrive and be happy. Sometimes, though, despite putting in a great effort, it seems like they take three steps forward and two back. KRackerjack is here to help. Whether your child has difficulty reading, spelling, handwriting or attention difficulties such as ADHD or autism spectrum disorder, KRackerjack’s activities can improve learning outcomes and boost confidence. I use primitive (infant) reflex integration using the Rhythmic Movement Training method  (RMTi), fun movements and other established techniques.

RMT, in particular, has much to offer in neurological development, helping to make life-changing improvements. One of the primary benefits of RMT is the integration of infant reflex patterns, development of the cerebellum and whole-brain maturity.

The programme gives us a second opportunity to revisit the infant years and integrate any reflexes naturally that may not have played their role sufficiently in our development and become inhibited.

Rhythmic Movement Training is a drug-free approach to helping physical, emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

BUT, I don’t just work with children. So, who else can benefit from KRackerjack?

Anyone who would like to improve any skill or area of their life. Anyone struggling, not performing or achieving their highest potential in education, business, sport or the performing arts. Babies, children or adults with neurological challenges, developmental delays and a wide range of learning difficulties.

I am a teacher, a mother, grandmother, Rhythmic Movement Training Consultant and sometimes writer.- but not necessarily in that order! I have worked in schools, locally; first as a teacher of English and media studies and latterly as a deputy headteacher and special educational needs coordinator (SENCo).  I spent twenty years as a teacher before discovering Rhythmic Movement Training and its ability to effect some dramatic changes in the children and adults that I work with. It is one of those things that one wishes one had found earlier in life. I have always felt that a holistic approach to teaching and learning is necessary if students are to achieve their full potential. This applies just as much to adults as it does to children.

For this reason, I have more recently, worked with adults with issues of stress management and physical well-being. This is an exciting development, for me and I am presenting this synthesis of RMT, with the tools I have been accumulating over the years. I’m here to help!

Knowledgebase Articles

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Reflections on Reflexes 9th January 2018