Get Moving!

"Benefits of movement for special needs learners"

5 Benefits for Special Needs Learners:

1. A quick way to change the counterproductive mental state of a special needs learner is by incorporating movement in their programming.


2. Movement will activate the brain and trigger learning.


3. It can enhance social skills, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution ability.


4. Exercise increases catecholamines (brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine), which serve to energize and elevate mood.


5. It enhances learning!


Jensen, E. (2005). Movement and Learning. In Teaching With the Brain in Mind. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Energize your brain through movement!