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Bal-a-vis-x Level 1 and 2 with Adaptive April 10 & 11

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The next Phoenix Bal-a-vis-x Class is coming up fast. April 10 & 11! And at this special rate ($165) for 2 full days of training and lunches- the class is almost full!

This class is open to parents – teachers – therapists – SPED and caregivers.

Please call Kris at 602-616-1438 to register and for more information.

The COMPLETE Bal-a-vis-x is coming June 1st 2nd and 3rd as well. You must have attended at LEAST ONE level 1 & 2 BAVX class to attend the COMPLETE class in June.

Group discounts are available for school districts – parent groups or therapy offices.

Bal-A-Vis-X ( BAVX ) was originally developed for regular and special education students
in a K-12 school setting, where it was consistently found / find these BAVX benefits:-
1. Learning disabled students —– COGNITIVE INTEGRATION IMPROVES
2. Behaviorally disordered students—–“BEHAVIOR “ SETTLES “
5. Regular education students —–ACADEMIC SUCCESS REQUIRES LESS EFFORT
6. Students with inadequate auditory skills who “ hear “ but don’t attend to the precise details of
A. Pronunciation: they can / do not distinguish among initial consonant sounds or
Digraphs, between one word’s ending and the next word’s beginning, among vowels sounds—
B. Verbal instructions: they grasp random pieces, seemingly by chance—
C. Discussion : they rarely follow the flow and often interrupt to make unrelated comments or ask superfluous questions—

For students whose visual acuity may be 20/20 yet whose vision is deficient in
A. Ocular motility ( tracking ) –eyes that float, stick, skip, stutter, or dart FLOW
B. Binocularity ( teaming )—eyes that squint, blink excessively, or produce extreme
Head/neck postures for near vision tasks WORK TOGETHER
C. Visual form perception ( discrimination of details ) –eyes that are careless about,
Forgetful of, or inattentive to differences and similarities NOTICE

For all students — gains in eye-hand coordination and subsequent growth in confidence, hence,
in earned self-esteem, are readily observable

Bal-A-Vis-X has been shown to help kids (and adults) with conditions as diverse as :
 dyslexia
 dysgraphia
 Asperger’s syndrome
 autism
 cerebral palsy
 traumatic brain injury
 fragile X syndrome
 bipolar disorder
 obsessive-compulsive disorder
 severe hearing impairment
 severe sight impairment
 speech impairment ( such as stuttering )
 aphasia ( following a stroke )
 dyspraxia

Sensory Friendly Films — 2/6, 3/20, 4/20/10

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

February 6th, 10am – The Tooth Fairy
March 20th, 10am – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
April 20th, 10am – How to Train Your Dragon

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. Details at: