To keep abreast of developments in learning
and to use skill and knowledge to help individuals to realise
their true potential by offering programs which will contribute to this.
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Tools for Life offers help to children with difficulties. Symptoms may include any or all of the following;
• Underachievement at school
• Difficulty with reading, writing and comprehension
• Speech problems
• Coordination difficulties, difficulty catching a ball, swimming, riding a bike or general clumsiness
• Weird pencil grip, poor writing, use of excessive pressure
• Did not crawl as baby
• Poor posture
• Unable to tie shoe laces
• Poor attention and concentration
• Clingy to parent or dependent on routine, fearful and shy
• Lack of confidence, low self esteem
• Poor organisational skills
• Inability to follow instructions
• Fatigued by schoolwork
• Bed wetting beyond normal age where there is no medical cause
• Inability to sit still
• Unexplained sadness
Programmes such as Primary Movement, Listening Training and EASIE in particular may be used to address these difficulties in order to bring academic progress and improvement to the quality of life for the whole family - reducing difficulties long term rather than just providing coping strategies.
Tools for Life is run by Gwyneth Jeyes, and information about Gwyneth and the Tools for Life can be found on this site. If you feel you need more or would like a free telephone consultation...
We work in four core ways: by identifying adverse behaviours, making an appointment to assess, giving ongoing support and using our progressive programs.
To read more about how we work with your child towards a resolution...
It will be of interest to all those involved in health and education, parents and professionals. The program comprises six sets of simple exercises and suggested music for listening.
Next Easie Training
Autumn, date and venue to be confirmed
To learn more about the EASIE program...
Our listening programme aims to deliver an improvement in auditory memory, facilitating a more proactive school life and learning environment.
To learn how our Listening Program tackles auditory discrimination...
Our Primary Movement program works to improve memory, tackle tantrums and foster success in school.
To read more about the Primary Movement program...
Children may only have problems in one area, reflexes or listening or they may have problems in addition to these, such as nutritional sensitivity.
To read more about other difficulties...
Gwyneth has in the past both carried out research, as well as written and presented papers at a variety of conferences and symposiums.
To read more about her in-depth research...
Is this a cure for dyslexia?
There is no one universal set of symptoms for dyslexia but rather a set of variables. These interventions will address some but there may be other problems that are uncovered which are not addressed. However since there is not a universal set of symptoms, and even the symptoms known may come from a variety of sources, I do not see any intervention as being the whole answer. (An article by Patricia Mullan in the BATOD magazine shows that after using the Primary Movement programme with hearing and deaf dyslexic children she felt that Primary Movement should be included as part of any attempt to look at the causes or remediation concerning dyslexic children.)
How do we know that you are trained to intervene?
I've put my CV on the site and given web site addresses for movement and listening. Their sites may not be up to date but if you contact them you should be able to confirm my training details. You can see my dissertation on a shelf at Nottingham University or confirm that it is there.
What sort of children have benefited?
I've had dyslexics who have caught up to achieve at their level of the ability.
A dyspraxic child came because he desperately wanted to ride his bike with his friends. He did that and his writing and spelling improved too.
Behaviour has improved for the autistic and ADHD children I've seen.
Some of the children are diagnosed by schools but a lot are not and parents bring them because they know there is a problem and can't wait for the system because the distress causes the child to suffer.
Can you guarantee results?
Never work with animals or children if you want that. There is always the possibility of the unexpected.
It is impossible to answer all the questions that might arise. If you have further questions contact me.
Developmental Practitioners' Association (DPA) Meeting
at Holy Trinity Community & Patnership Centre
Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4AU
Book by contacting Gwyneth Jeyes
firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01636 673045
Tools for Life is credited with helping many children with behavioural problems and learning problems and difficulties.
To read what happy advocates say about Gywneth and her services...