Learning to Learn:

 

The Waldon Approach

Learning to Learn

Are you worried because

  • your child does not talk, play, interact or explore the world around him?
  • your child rejects all your offers to play with him and your feel that you can’t teach him anything?
  • you wonder, how your child can learn, if all he does all day is run or jump or climb?

 

 

The next WALDON WORKSHOP will be held in Munich in Germany on 23.1.2020.

 

The Waldon Approach: Learning-to-learn

The Waldon Approach is a unique method that was developed by the pediatric neurologist Geoffrey Walden to help children with various learning difficulties. It offers an effective tool to engage and motivate the children. It is especially powerful, if introduced early on whilst the child is still young, so this way of learning becomes part of their regular play routine. 

Learning-to-learn Skills:

The focus of the Waldon approach is on developing the ‘learning to learn’ skills:

  1. being effortful
  2. staying focused
  3. sustaining interest in activities

Non-verbal Skills must be learnt FIRST

What is unique about the Learning to Learn Approach is that it is non-verbal, – because this is how young children acquire their early mental capacities.

Learning-to-learn Session

In a Learning to Learn Session, the adult sets up the activities that simulate the early learning environment, and directs the child through movements, guiding the child to handle and play with the objects.

The child learns to become engrossed and focussed in their play, using activities which can be easily adapted and changed to match the child’s level of development.

Introductory Learning-to-Learn WALDON Workshop

In this introductory workshop you will learn:

  1. Why this emphasis on putting in and taking out? – understanding how the child learns through doing
  2. Assessment guidelines – the movement and mental developmental milestones in the first years of life
  3. What are the characteristics of the Leaning to Learn Approach?
  4. How to plan activities for your child at home using objects
  5. How to deal with challenging behaviours

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