ERIC Number: EJ881037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Brain Gym[R] an Effective Educational Intervention?
Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Mostert, Mark P.; Beam, Andrea P.
Exceptionality, v18 n1 p18-30 2010
Brain Gym[R] (BG; BGI, 2008) is a popular commercial program sold by Brain Gym[R] International (BGI). Making extravagant claims for improved intellectual and physical development, it is used in more than 80 countries. While BGI's claims are persuasive, to date there is little empirical evidence validating the approach. We examine some theoretical assumptions from which BGI was developed, review the efficacy literature, and provide suggestions for making informed decisions about the judiciousness of investing time and resources in this program. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Brain, Physical Development, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Program Effectiveness, Neurological Organization, Special Education, Learning Processes, Perceptual Development, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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