All courses are available online in New Zealand and Overseas.
FULL PERCEPTUAL MOTOR PROGRAMME (PMP) COURSE
A full day training course for teachers, teacher aids, parents, RTLB’s, SENCO’s, Phys Ed specialists etc. covering everything you need to now to implement and run a successful PMP programme from the philosophy to the resources required. The what, why, where, when, and how of PMP.
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REFLECTIVE PMP COURSE
Choosing PMP Courses
There are multiple options for initiating or enhancing your existing PMP knowledge base. Choose the solution right for your school.
To Get Started with PMP
- Full Day In-service – 7 hours
- Two Day In-service – 4 hours each day
- Two Evening In-service – 4 hours each
- PMP overview (for Staff Meetings/Department Meetings, etc.)
On-going PMP Programmes
We can also provide:
- Helper / Parent Information Session
- Consultation / Review Of Program
- Reflective Course / Review of Program
- Afternoon / Evening Inservice
Hosting A PMP Course
We would love to come to your school and train your teachers, SENCO’s TA’s and parents.
- You will need to have 10 attendees to make this happen. Each place is $299.00 which includes our costs to get to you.
- Schools wishing to arrange full in-service training, either as a full day, afternoon/evening, or over two evenings, frequently find that other schools in their area are also interested in attending so spread the word!
- The host school is gifted 1 free place on the course. Valued at $299.00.
- As a host school, you are asked to organise morning tea, provide the venue, whiteboard, data projector, screen and the PMP equipment.
Alternate arrangements can be made for longer/shorter, more intensive in-service training and can be modified to your needs.
So please contact us if you would like to be a host school.
OUR “PERCEPTUAL MOTOR PROGRAMME”
Whether you’re just introducing PMP coursework into your school, or you already have the programme up and running, on-going PMP teachers courses and workshops are available to enhance educators’ understanding of the objectives, benefits, applications, and teaching techniques of PMP, including…
- Rationale for Perceptual Motor Programmes
- Skill techniques
- Floor sessions
- Memory training
- Developing language through the programme
- Evaluation procedures
- Practical activities
- Screening tests
- Equipment resources needed to set up Resources
What is PMP?
PMP is different because it aims to develop the child rather than the skill. It is not purely a motor programme. It is a perceptual motor programme where language is the key factor in providing the perceptual knowledge about the motor experience. The programme has it’s roots in the development of language, the gaining of problem solving skills, and general readiness areas.
The Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) is a step-by-step programme, designed and individualised for the development of PERCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE and JUDGEMENT.
Perceptual knowledge/judgement comes from physical and sensory experiences that are repeated over and over. The perceptions that are formed over time help determine how children react to their environment, to others, and to new ideas.
When this is well developed, consequential reactions are more likely to be appropriate for any given situation. When it is not, it can impede learning. Children with common problems such as inattention, day dreaming, wandering, laziness, clumsiness, and disruptive behaviour are often those with a poorly developed “perceptual world.” These children risk becoming frustrated and stressed which can shut down their ability to concentrate and comprehend.
A consistent and varied “diet” of physical and sensory experience is the key to developing perceptual judgments. The greater the store of experiences the better developed the perceptions and motor reactions. And when those perceptions and reactions become automatic, the brain is free for higher thinking tasks.
In short, refining perceptual judgments prepare the brain for learning.
Bridging the gap
And while this presents challenges for early learners and teachers, the bigger consequences may have much farther reach. Early frustration and feelings of failure can result in low self-esteem, fear/dislike of the formal learning environment, and underachievement throughout the school years. Helping children bridge the gap between the playful, rough ‘n tumble world of preschool life and the disciplined world of the classroom will pay dividends for all of the learning years ahead.
Quite often, those early challenges in the classroom can be mis-diagnosed as misbehavior or redressed with “formal learning” techniques for which children may not yet be ready. For instance, a child’s inability to sit still and listen may have less to do with his lack of discipline than a lack of vestibular stimulation. A child’s poor pencil grip may have less to do with the number of hours she’s held a crayon in her hand, than the number of hours she’s spent on the monkeybars.
By understanding the “learning nexus” between a young child’s brain and body, PMP works to develop childrens physical motor skills that provide the foundations necessary for success in their early school years – while equipping educators with a new set of diagnostic tools and remediation techniques to help children make the leap to a lifetime of learning.
Body + Brain = Learning
PMP is a motor coordination programme for school age children, comprised of sequential movement activities across five different stations for classes of up to 30 students, ages 5 & up.
By revealing the “learning nexus” between the body and the brain, PMP isolates the five critical spheres of physical and sensory influence that prepare the brain for formal learning.
- HOLISTIC. Movement/Language development programme, with focus on Motor Coordination, Cognitive Development, Self-Esteem, Social Skills and ability to cope better in the classroom.
- DIAGNOSTIC. Helping teachers recognize children’s needs in relation to hand-eye, balance, locomotion, and fitness, and the ramifications of unremediated skills.
- STASM. Contributes to the development of short term auditory sequential memory.
- PROBLEM SOLVING. Gives children strategies for problem solving.
- EASY IMPLEMENTATION. Delivers carefully-crafted sequenced (and fun!) activities, packed with learning foundations.
- AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION. Designed to be preventative rather than curative.
- FITNESS-ORIENTED. Covers many strands of traditional Junior PE/Health Curriculum.
How Does the Perceptual Motor Programme (PMP) Work?
The PMP programme is divided into integrated, synchronised sessions, as follows…
|How does PMP work?||
– Preparation for equipment sessions.
– Outcomes from PMP Model
– Transferring the concepts, knowledge and understanding to the classroom situation ie;
|How often?||– 1 for every 2-3 sessions||– Up to 4 sessions a week||– After each equipment session|
|When?||– Any time of the day||– Any time of the day||– Immediately after equipment session|
|Who?||– Whole class||– 3-5 children per station||– Whole class|
|How long?||– 1/2 hour session||– 1/2 hour
– 5 minutes per station
|– 5-10 minutes|
|Where?||– Any safe place||– A large safe area eg. hall||– Classroom
– At PMP equipment times
|Help required?||– Not essential||– 1 adult per station||– If possible, but not essential|