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ERIC Number: EJ1086980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Brain Gym: Let the User Beware
Kroeze, Kevin; Hyatt, Keith; Lambert, Chuck
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v26 n4 p395-401 Oct 2015
As part of the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, schools are called upon to provide students with academic instruction using scientific, research-based methods whenever possible. One of these supposed research-based methods is a program by the name of Brain Gym®. Brain Gym® is a popular commercial program claiming that adherence to its regimen of carrying out certain movements will result in more efficient learning in an almost miraculous manner. Although being particularly popular, Brain Gym® itself has failed to support the contentions of the promoters. For this reason, educators are encouraged to become informed consumers and avoid implementing programs for which there is neither credible theoretical nor a sound research basis.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327. Tel: 757-366-5606; Fax: 703-997-8760; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001