BA Hons, (VUW), Diploma in Education (Massey), Diploma in Teaching (Canty), learning clinic combining kinesiology and tutoring since 1984., Brain Gym International Faculty since 1992, Brain Gym and Touch for Health Instructor.
I have long been interested in the influence of dominance in how people learn, especially in early childhood, and how to teach different kinds of learners. Brain Gym and kinesiology combine brilliantly with tutoring to develop the physical skills needed for learning—vision, listening, coordination—that underlie academic success. I have a special interest in working with children with poor movement—gross and fine. I use a wide range of kinesiology training and reflex integration work including Rhythmic Movement. I often describe myself to children as a ‘learning detective’.
With adults work is mostly in the area of personal growth and emotional challenges. I have a referral network which includes schools, parents, teachers and other specialists.
Barbara Wards has run a full-time clinic from home since 1980’s. Most sessions are an hour, with the first one often 1 ½ hrs.
Courses Taught: Introduction to BG, BG 101, Vision Circles, Optimal Brain Organization, Edu-K In Depth—7 Dimensions, Brain Gym Teacher Practicum, Creative Vision, Touch for Health I—IV, a variety of my own movement development short courses for teachers, Clinical Skills course for consultants.