Interventions

After we meet, discuss your child's individualised needs, we develop a plan which could use one or more of the following below interventions;

Codex360

A unique programme designed by Aled Hughes. This programme uses physical literacy and fundamental motor/movement skills at its core. When they join the programme, children are measured and given a score at their level of competence within these uniquely designed skill tests. They then follow the weekly programme with the Codex360 coaches.

Bilateral Integration

This programme is designed to help with the coordinated use of both sides of the body during activity. It also helps to develop excellent coordination, balance and postural control allowing for appropriate development and enhancement of sensory systems. The skill of moving and thinking skills at the same time is vitally important, which lead to multi-processing and multitasking abilities.

Crossing the Midline

Imagine a line running from the top of your head to the middle point between your 2 legs as low as your toes - this is the midline. Crossing the midline refers to a person's ability to reach their arms across the middle of their body over to the opposite side. Crossing the midline is an important development skill. 

Developing midline crossing skills can lead to improvements in;

  • Balance skills

  • Coordination of hands, arms, legs and feet

  • Gross motor skills such as running, jumping, hopping and moving in different directions

  • Fine motor skills

  • Visual activities such as reading

  • Writing, drawing, colouring and painting

  • Daily tasks such as getting dressed and tying shoes

Learners may show the following if they are having difficulties crossing the midline

  • Swap hands midway through drawing, painting, colouring or writing across a page

  • Use the right hand for activities on the right hand side of the body and the left hand for activities on the left hand side

  • Avoid crossing the midline

  • Find visual tasks such as following text when reading or catching from one side of the body to the other challenging

  • Display poor pencil and handwriting skills

  • Have difficulty whilst getting changed, putting on socks and tying shoelaces

  • Show difficulty coordinating gross motor patterns (e.g. crawling, rolling, side stepping, jumping jacks)

We can help your child with issues with crossing the midline, and importantly we can help you as a parent by showing you day to day exercises and games to help your child

Retained Primitive Reflexes

Primitive reflexes are the reactive actions that a newborn baby uses to survive in the beginning stages of life. These reflexes are essential in allowing the body to develop properly, and in order for this to happen, these reflexes must be integrated before childhood.

If these reflexes are retained and milestones of development are missed, the child may experience some developmental delays as well as significant difficulties with various functional skills later in life.

Growth Mindset

Coaching and mentoring young children, teens and adults with dyspraxia has become a speciality of ours at Codex360. With over 30 years of working with children we understand them- how they think, when they want to talk and importantly when they want to listen. We create an environment whereby the child feels comfortable, by throwing and catching a ball, doing a motor skill, or just sitting down playing a game, we discuss the diagnosis and break the theory down into child friendly words and understanding. Mental health of young children is so important and by using our growth mindset module we help children increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Executive Functions

Executive functioning skills help you get things done. These skills are controlled by an area of the brain called the frontal lobe. Executive functions are a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive functions can make it hard to focus, follow directions and handle emotions, among other things.

When executive functions are not working as they should, your behaviour is less controlled. This can affect your ability to work or go to school, do things independently and maintain relationships.

We work on these skills within our Codex360 programme, especially with our "Evaluation Circle" and "My Learning Book".

Codex360 "Evaluation Circle"

If it can't be measured, it can't be achieved

Our evaluation circle, exclusively designed by us gives children a VISUAL understanding of how they feel, or what their strengths and areas of work are. We don't have weaknesses, just areas that we have not practiced yet.

Working Memory

With any information that your brain receives, we have to learn how to store and use it. Sometimes our clients find processing this information difficult and sometimes they forget information they just heard or saw. We work on strategies to help our clients improve this skill. Click here for more information

 

 

Motor Skills Development Programme

Codex Kids is a unique movement programme which seeks to assist children in developing their motor skills. This programme is catered to children in group classes. The options for Codex Kids are;

  1. Join our weekly group classes in Dublin. Click here for class details

  2. One day workshops for teachers/SEN/parents or organisations

This workshop will help teachers introduce and develop children's physical skills within the PE curriculum.

This hands-on practical workshop will go through the Codex Kids philosophy and theory, and break it down into practical workable lessons and activities to do in the classroom or at home .

All participants will receive a Codex Kids handbook and all video links to the programme.

To organise a group session, you organise a venue and a suitable date/time and there can be a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 participants for the 6 hour workshop.

All the participants will walk away with an increased knowledge of 

  • Physical literacy

  • Fundamental motor skills 

  • Implementing the Codex Kids philosophy into the classroom

  • How to work with a child on a one-to-one basis

  • Unique assessment tool to identify children who are having issues/problems with physical literacy skills

Please contact us for any more details on the above

This workshop will help teachers introduce and develop children's physical skills within the PE curriculum.

This hands-on practical workshop will go through the Codex Kids philosophy and theory, and break it down into practical workable lessons and activities to do in the classroom or at home .

All participants will receive a Codex Kids handbook and all video links to the programme.

To organise a group session, you organise a venue and a suitable date/time and there can be a minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 participants for the 6 hour workshop.

All the participants will walk away with an increased knowledge of 

  • Physical literacy

  • Fundamental motor skills 

  • Implementing the Codex Kids philosophy into the classroom

  • How to work with a child on a one-to-one basis

  • Unique assessment tool to identify children who are having issues/problems with physical literacy skills

Please contact us for any more details on the above