Learning should be fun; however, it can be challenging for those with additional needs and/or learning difficulties and very emotional for those supporting them.
“My eleven years old grandson Daniel has severe difficulties with handwriting, poor motor skills and coordination and it can be very frustrating for him as he is very bright and loves learning,” explains Daniel’s grandma Angela Allan.
Since starting the Raviv programme five months ago, Angela said “ I started to notice how Daniel’s handwriting was getting better and in particular that he actually wanted to draw, as he’d never shown any interest in drawing or colouring when he was younger.”
When ten-pin bowling recently, Angela was delighted when Daniel actually managed to tie his own shoe laces – a first for him.
“Daniel’s muscle tone and coordination skills have improved so much, that the hopeless feeling I had every day when helping him climb out of his cabin bed and getting him down the stairs have been life changing for both of us.”
“I get so emotional watching him as he springs out of bed now, something he could never have achieved without his Raviv intervention programme,” says Angela.
Angela adds: “It didn’t state on the tin, that the copious nose bleeds Daniel had experienced since he was six, would stop once he started his Raviv programme.”
It makes sense however, as the programme focuses on controlled breathing exercises.
Karen Wexelstein is passionate about working with students on the Raviv programme and seeing the steady improvements and life-changing benefits they can achieve.
Building a rapport during the student’s first session to ensure he or she feels at ease, helps develop their self-confidence so they know, that whatever exercise Karen asks them to do, they can do it successfully and have fun at the same time.
Raviv helps overcome learning barriers through creating new neural connections in the brain, with the figure of eight walk, carried out watching TV for up to 20 minutes daily, for approximately six months.
During weekly one-to-one sessions, the student will work through their individually tailored programme, helping to correct learning skills.
Raviv addresses the key learning skills and specific developmental learning difficulties often associated with – dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD/ADD or a combination of these difficulties.
Raviv can help develop the ability to focus and concentrate in those struggling with ADHD/ADD, providing a drug free alternative.
Raviv can be adapted to accommodate the additional needs of those with Autism, Asperger’s, stroke or brain injury, to ensure they can be best supported on the programme.
Raviv is suitable for children aged four years, with no upper age limit, it is never too late to learn.