Perceptual motor programs continue to be used in Australian schools despite evidence showing they do not influence academic learning. Brain Gym ® is one perceptual motor program that is used in schools in Australia and overseas. There is little evidence to support the claims made about the benefits of Brain Gym ®; its theoretical underpinning has been subject to criticism by neuroscientists. A search was made of Internet sites, including state department of education sites to locate information provided to teachers about Brain Gym ®. Although education departments and others responsible for providing advice and professional development to teachers espouse research-based practice, they continue to endorse and support the use of Brain Gym ®.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Education|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2009|