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Bal-A-Vis-X®

Candi Cosgrove works with a student using Bal-A-Vis-XBal-A-Vis-X is a series of Balance / Auditory / Vision eXercises of varied complexity, most of which are deeply rooted in rhythm. These exercises assist in body coordination, focused attention.and mutiple midline crossings. The program utilizes sand-filled bags, racquetballs, balance boards, and multiple principles and activities from Kinesiology. It demands cooperation, promotes self-challenge and fosters peer teaching. It is school-friendly useful for all ages (currently this program is being used from 3yrs. to 105yrs.) and just plain fun.

Bal-A-Vis-X exercises number more than 200+ and growing. Individual exercises vary in complexity from one hand tossing/catching a single sand-filled bag (filled with fine grain sand) to both hands bounce-juggling four racquetballs in rhythmic sequence. Partner exercises vary from (HOH) hand-over-hand sandbags in corrdination with stepping or to as many as six balls to be in simultaneous motion.

Yet these exercises are not designed for the athletic and daring. They are for everyone. Kindergartners are fully capable of more than half of them. Eight-year-olds can master all but the most intricate. Even the non-athletic and physically challenged find Bal-A-Vis-X well within their abilities.

Bal-A-Vis-X is for every everyone. It is effective for students who are labeled:
---Learning disabled: Results include improved cognitive integration
---Behaviorally deficit disordered/attention deficit hyperactive disordered: Results include decreases in impulsivity and increases in attention span
---Gifted: Results include improved physical coordination and diminished stress headaches 
---Regular: Results include improved academic success yet requires less effort

Bal-A-Vis-X benefits students whose auditory skills are inadequate for academic success. Such students “hear” but do not attend to the precise details of:
--- • Pronunciation
--- • Verbal instructions
--- • Discussion

For these students, the rhythmic patterns of Bal-A-Vis-X crate a new awareness of the nuances of sound.

Bal-A-Vis-X is for students whose visual acuity may be 20/20, yet whose vision remains deficient in:
--- • Ocular motility (tracking)
--- • Binocularity (eye teaming)
--- • Visual form perception (discrimination of details)
For all students, the gains in eye-hand coordination and subsequent growth in overall confidence, hence self-esteem, are readily observable.

Bal-A-Vis-X® was originated by Bill Hubert, who instructed language arts Primary grades through University levels.He along with his choosen instructors and assistants currently teach and consult worldwide. 

Check out these sites for more info:
Bags, Balls and Brains
MOSAIC Integrated Learning
Innovative Connections

This is an abstract on research showing Bal-A-Vis-X and standardized test score correlation. Download here.

New study published by Dr. Dixon Chibanda about Bal-A-Vis-X & ADHD (May, 2015)

The video clips below demonstrate the preciseness of each individual exercise coupled with the proper rhythm, timing and flow best experienced and learned through a Bal-A-Vis-X training.

 

Candi Cosgrove M.Ed

Candi has been teaching for three decades in the education field.

Available for:
  • Bal-A-Vis-X
  • Movement Based Learning
  • Teacher In-services
  • Professional Development
  • Parent Education
  • Brain Gym 101 Workshop
  • Private Consultations

Contact

Phone
(603) 434-9115

Email
info@candicosgrove.com

Location
Windham, N.H.

Bal-A-Vis-X Videos

Four People Two Bags       Four Ball Rectangle       

            

            

            

            

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