Teaching the A.T. to Children with Special Needs
“Give a child conscious control and you give him poise” f.m.Alexander
A practical way for working with children
Many teachers of the technique would love to work with children or are interested in this domain bur are reluctant to do so for all kinds of different reasons.
In the workshop I will discuss about different aspects of working with children (focusing on children with spaicial needs) and share my 30 years of work in this field.
The main motivation in giving this workshop is to assist Teachers Bridge the gap between wanting and actually doing it as well as helping those with experience find new possibilities and develop their skills.
I will show a few privet films not accessible to the public of case studies of my work and explain the different approach to each child.
During the workshop I will talk of many different aspects of working with children such as:
Preparing the room
First conversation with the parents and how to create a partnership with them
First lesson with a child
Different approach to different ages
Giving directions during playing games
Working in a kindergarten
and plenty of space for questions and discussions.
About Gal Ben-Or
A teacher of the Alexander Technique, developed a unique method for working with children, youth and parents in accordance with the principles of the Alexander Technique
Education: Graduated in 1988 from the Jerusalem School for the Alexander Technique, under the direction of Schmuel Nelken
1998-2002: Established and directed the non-profit organization \”Mishal\”, founded in April 1998 by the parents of children who had been helped by the Alexander Technique.
2001-2006: Member of the professional team at a residential institution for teenagers at risk
Teacher of the Alexander Technique at various institutions: “Yedida”, for adults suffering from light or medium retardation; “HaTene”, a Jerusalem school for special education; Ilan Children’s Hospital; ‘HaSatat”, a teacher of the Alexander Technique at “Kessem” School Jerusalem municipal nursery school.
Teacher of the Alexander Technique at “Kessem” School.
2004-2006: Chairman of the Israeli Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (ISTAT)
2008: Chairman of the professional organization for complimentary medicine
Director of the training course for teachers of the Alexander Technique in Jerusalem.
Associate Director of the training course for teachers of the Alexander Technique in Tel-Aviv;
maintains clinics for the Alexander Technique in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for adults and children.
Personal: Born 1963, married with 3 children
See also: Gal Ben-Or – Presenter Detail Page
Friday, 26 August 2022
10:30 h - 11:45 h
Room not yet assigned
Practical Teaching Skills