health & dyslexia: developmental therapies brain injury rehabilitation and development (bird)
(BIRD) & Dyslexia
Some children with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties have made very good progress by using a developmental therapist, trained in (BIRD).
In 1982, David McGlown, a developmental psychologist, started the Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development (BIRD).
McGlown believes that students with poor motor skills and co-ordination have not developed mature reflexes.
The learning disabilities unit in Ipswich assesses students using a full physical test, where their responses, reflexes and co-ordination are tested.
An individual exercise programme is designed for students to do at home each day. These exercises, whilst subtle and precise, help the immature reflexes to fully develop.
Children with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties have made very good progress with this therapy.