Rooted Life Montessori
For an Education That Runs Deep
At Rooted Life Montessori Academic Therapy Center, we do Learning Different….Different! Educational Therapy works with the fundamental premise that: 1) the brain is neuroplastic, meaning it can and will change provided the correct stimulation and support, and 2) each child we serve is like a snowflake; although there are similar presenting patterns of gifts and challenges, there is also a unique print and design to each child.
Before we begin to help your child puzzle through their unique academic challenges, we team with Debbie Hume, R.N., M.Ed., CET, BCB, BCN, QEEG-D to provide educational consultation and a QEEG brain map to identify areas in the brain that are “out of sync” or dysregulated, causing symptoms of ADD, ADHD, DCD, and language and math processing challenges (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, & apraxia).
C-L-A-P Coordination, Language, Attention, Perception
According to Dr. Maria Montessori, children ages 0-6 intake sensory information from the environment through a process called “Constructivism”, and this development is seen along separate tracks in the developmental areas of coordination (fine and gross motor), language (receptive, expressive and articulation), attention (ability to filter stimuli, ability to attend) and perception (visual and auditory). Dr. Joyce Pickering, a 50 year Montessori and Executive Director Emerita of Shelton School, Dallas, Tx, states that “if a child experiences uneven development from 0-3 in these four areas of CLAP, then the ability to integrate and consolidate these skills from ages 3 to 6 will also be unequal and underdeveloped; affecting language, cognitive ability, executive functioning and emotional intelligence." At Rooted Life Montessori, our initial intake screening and evaluation tools are specifically targeted to identify and remediate these four areas of early childhood development so your child can succeed in school.Learn More
How Thinking Differently About The Brain Sets Us Apart
As psychology has progressed so too have the advancements in understanding the human brain. In truth, no two brains are alike, even if two children have the same diagnosed learning issue such as ADD and ADHD their brain chemistry and activity might be completely different. Our teachers understand that no two children are alike, and that's what sets us apart. Take a look at the below video which goes into depth about how our understanding of the human brain has developed even in as little as 10 years.Learn More