Scientifically based neuro-motor therapy for children
The word ‘Kinderkinetics’ is a bit of a tongue twister, however, what it means is really quite simple.
Kinderkinetics is a specialized paediatric field, that uses a scientifically based movement program that aims to promote and optimize the neuro-motor development of young children between the ages of 0-12 years.
It is largely based on physical activity and aims to promote functional growth and proper motor development for children.
The medical practice is also proven to help with the rehabilitation of children with growth or development disabilities.
Kinderkinetics- Marlindi Jordaan
Marlindi Jordaan is a registered Kinderkineticst and runs a private practice in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth.
Marlindi is a qualified practitioner with a three year degree in Human Movement Science and an Honours degree with specialization in Kinderkinetics.
She is also registered with the South African Professional Institute for Kinderkinetics (SAPIK).
Why you might be interested in Kinderkinetics for your child
According to research, appropriate physical development is crucial for milestone development.
There is a critical time period in every child’s brain where specific developmental milestones should be reached. If one fails to stimulate a child during this time period, their learning and stimulation abilities might be affected at a later stage.
A lack of motor stimulation during early childhood could have a wide range of consequences. In some cases it could lead to a permanent deficit.
Kinderkinetics- can promote functional growth, assist milestone development, help with developmental delays and promote sport specific skills.
The four beneficial programmes
Marlindi Jordaan offers four different programmes that can help with children’s neuro-motor development.
These programmes are- Remedial and Adapted program (0 – 13years), Baby stimulation (0 – 24 months), Perceptual-motor training (2 – 7 years) and Sport Development (8 – 12years).
These programs are designed according to specific individual needs.
Remedial and Adapted program (0 – 13 years)
This programme can help children with- Obesity, Physical disability, Vestibular problems, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism, DCD and ADHD.
Baby stimulation (0 – 24 months)
Baby stimulation focuses on the sensory-motor development of a baby. This program aims at optimizing the development of overall milestones and reflex integration.
This specific program is of a preventative, improving and rehabilitative nature. It also includes early interventions for developmental delays.
Perceptual-motor training (2 – 7 years)
Perceptual-motor training usually takes place in a group format and during school hours. The aim is to assist with school readiness, classroom behaviour and academic success.
Sport Development (8 – 12 years)
This individual or group-based program aims to improve sport specific skills and health related fitness in an exciting and fun manner.
It also focuses on fitness and ensures that the basic fundamental skills underlying the various sporting skills are established before moving on to specializing in a specific sport.
This program will assist pre-teens and teens in developing an active and healthy lifestyle.
For more information contact Marlindi Jordaan, Tel: 082 4614 526, E-mail: email@example.com
By Liesl Silverman
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