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The Effect of Brain Gym® on Academic Engagement for Children with Developmental Disabilities.

@article{Watson2014TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Brain Gym{\textregistered} on Academic Engagement for Children with Developmental Disabilities.},
  author={A. Watson and Ginger L. Kelso},
  journal={International journal of special education},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={75-83}
}
Following recent legislative initiatives in education requiring evidence-based practices, schools have implemented various instructional programs characterized as evidence-based. However, it is important to question whether these methods are truly effective. One example of a methodology currently promoted and used in schools is an educational kinesiology program called Brain Gym®. Brain Gym® is reported to improve various education related skills. The purpose of this study is to investigate the… Expand

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