Bynum School Uses “Mnematherapy” to Help Teach Their Students 10/17/13
CBS 7 News
Students at Bynum School may have unique learning challenges, but through mnemetherapy, they're able to make beautiful paintings like these ones.
Paintbrushes, paints, paper were all on the list of supplies needed for todays’ mnemetherapy lesson.
Megan Miller uses Mnematherapy to connect the right and left-brain. They sing songs and do hand movements to help with coordination. Songs, hand movement, and even painting are all activities used to teach the value of finishing what you begin.
"Cross lateral physical movements, bilateral eye movements; we’re incorporating a lot of things into a small amount of time to use the whole brain,” says Miller. “This is fun and not to mention the confidence that it builds for these kids to be able to be so successful at something like art that can be very intimidating.”
Bynum school development director, Tracy Bush, says they're lucky to have Miller since she's the only licensed mnemetherapist in the entire state.
The care and preparation that goes into each brush stroke shows how much the students can stay focused and care about their paintings. Miller says nmematherapy helps students stay focused into their next class and throughout the day which is important for progression.