Brain Gym (also known as Educational Kinesiology - EduK) is a learning enhancement technique/program. This technique involves a series of simple body movements to create whole brain learning. Brain Gym empowers learners of all ages by using movement activities to integrate all areas of the brain. This enhances learning, builds self esteem, increases problem solving, and enhances brain organization. Mandan Public Schools Occupational Therapy department offers instructions, as requested by teaching staff, specific to classroom needs. The OT department also incorporates Brain Gym techniques into OT therapy sessions for individual student needs. For more information on Brain Gym, please feel free to e-mail Dana Mork at Dana.Mork@msd1.org or call the Mandan Public Schools Occupational Therapy Department at 751-6500.
The Occupational Therapy staff has implemented several programs to enhance student performance and work in collaboration with other disciplines to follow through with other specific student programming.