Like, Structure of Intellect, we at Unlocking Learning Potential see the value in “patterning.” While we have recently added SOI to our toolbox, we have long recognized the work of Glenn Doman and Carl Delacato and use it with our clients.
Dr. Robert Meeker of Structure of Intellect wrote that there are three broad stages in human learning. This is what he said about the first, mostly ignored stage that prepares people for the other two:
Humans, unlike almost all other creatures, are slow in developing the capacity to learn appropriate to their environs. Most creatures come into life pre-wired with almost all they need to survive and thrive — humans have a greater need, and a greater capacity to learn, but they are not completely pre-wired — they need to learn how to learn.
The first stage is so elementary that it was not even identified until the last half-century. It is called “patterning”. It occurs when babies first start to explore their environment by crawling and otherwise controlling their bodies in exploring the outside world. This “motor learning” seems so natural, that it is commonly not considered “learning”, but for whatever reason, some children miss developing important aspects of this development, so they are restricted in benefiting from the more advanced aspects of learning capacity.
Once this problem was identified, Glenn Doman and Carl Delacato created a program of exercises to formally replace the “motor learning” that had been missed as infants. It may seem strange for adolescents and adults to be coached in crawling and other infantile behaviors, but there is no other remedy for those who missed “patterning” naturally.”
(“IPP in the Panoply of Learning” by Dr. Robert Meeker)
Following a Brain Training Assessment (BTA) our Learning Specialist designs an Individualized Neurodevelopmental Plan (INP) for a client. As an individualized plan, this INP works to UNLOCK the LEARNING POTENTIAL of our client. One size does not fit all! We teach parents to do these activities with their children daily and support this process with two 30-minute sessions a week via video conferencing.