The Child Centre Method
The Child Centre Method® is a Learning and Behaviour Improvement Program for Children. Its creator Dr. Alweena Awan from the UK is an author, lecturer and leading therapist in child development. She has worked with children for over twenty years, as a teacher, physical educator, and therapist. Dr. Awan received her Doctorate in “Raising Children’s Learning and Performance in Schools”, in 2008. She explains that the The Child Centre Method® is a;
“systematic integrated program that allows the practitioner to firstly identify the individual challenges that each student / client faces and secondly, to create a unique program for that individual.”
Retained Primitive Reflexes are the keys to understanding children’s learning and behavior issues and are at the heart of The Child Centre Method.
What are Primitive Reflexes?
Primitive and Postural Reflexes are programmed automatic movements which develop in Utero for our survival. An example is the Moro reflex, which allows a new born to take its first breath. Problems arise if the reflex is retained, as the body is held in “fight / flight” mode. As a baby grows up, this primitive reflex is replaced by newly learned movements, in a process of integration.
However, when the process of integration is not complete, the reflex will have an adverse effect on a child’s emotional well-being as well as how the child learns and behaves.
ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, difficulty with reading and writing, concentration and emotional management are examples of issues related to retained primitive reflexes.
How does The Child Centre Method help with Retained Primitive Reflexes?
The Child Centre Method uses standardised assessments, including reading and writing tests as well as physical movement capacity tests, to determine the child’s issues and the Primitive Reflexes involved.
When these have been accurately determined, a unique plan can be created for the child. The plan is determined by selecting elements of the program to suit the specific needs of the child.
What sort of results should I expect from The Child Centre Method?
When a Primitive Reflex has been integrated the changes in child behaviour are always noticeable. You will have removed a stress or several layers of stress from the child. As a result your child be;
calmer and more stable, happier.
less shy or less aggressive.
have better coordination.
have improved spelling, writing and comprehension.
have improved sporting prowess.
How many treatments in The Child Centre Method does it take to effect Retained Primitive Reflexes?
The number of treatments really depends of the severity of the condition at hand. On average between 3-5 treatments over a 6 month period, will have a hugely significant and measurable impact on your child’s development. However there are no obligations and parents are advised to decide for themselves the best course of action to take regarding their child.