Product Name: I Am the Child: Using Brain Gym® With Children Who Have Special Needs
Cecilia (Freeman) Koester, M.Ed., is internationally known for her work with children and adults labeled as having autism, hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder, or severe handicaps. She has created a movement-based program specifically designed for teachers and parents who work with this special-needs population. Over a two-year period, Koester journaled her experiences as a teacher in a public school classroom, drawing out the gifts of eleven children who had complex developmental needs. The result is this remarkable and provocative book, which invites us into the unique world of the child who has multiple challenges. Koester offers a simple, commonsense approach to the fulfillment of sensory and perceptual needs through the activities known as Brain Gym®. She shares with us an authentic story of the human spirit - one filled with joy, frustration, compassion and growth.
"I have personally witnessed the remarkable progress in several of the children described in this book... I would consider this work among 'the Oliver Sacks school of fascination, observation, and interaction."
- William D. Goldie, M.D.
(Clinical Neurological Services)
"I have always been a big fan of the Brain Gym® techniques... they are very powerful and effective. I was especially moved by the stories of how these techniques have been applied to special-needs students. All teachers everywhere would be smart to read this book!"
- Jack Canfield
(Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul and 101 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom)
"Never have I known a teacher with the courage, heart, and creativity of Cecilia (Freeman) Koester. She has demonstrated the ability to go into a classroom day after day and lovingly join with each and every child. "
- Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D.
(Co-Founder, the Educational Kinesiology Foundation)
Publisher: Movement Based Learning, Inc. Year Published: 2010 ISBN: 978-0-942143-10-2 Author: Cecilia (Freeman) Koester with Gail E. Dennison. No. of pages/Contents: 195 pages