CoordiClass is built upon more than 45 years of working with children, their families and their teachers to address learning difficulties.
We have compiled, prepared and video recorded exercises for teachers to address one of the most frequently asked questions: “What can I do to help the students in my class towards optimal concentration?”. We are passionate about giving ALL children the very best chance for success. The exercises are following the normal developmental stages of the sensory motor skills. It ALSO provides the movements necessary to regulate the RAS (Reticular Activating System) for optimal concentration. The exercises provide the important movements proven over many years to be successful in therapy sessions, as well as part of a sensory diet used at school and at home.
Meet the program’s creators:
Marga Grey (MSc OT)
Marga has served as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 35 years with a specialization in sensory integration for more than twenty years. She has worked in both private and public settings, including service as a Clinical Educator at Queensland University and authored “Sensible Stimulation”, a parenting book focusing on the needs of parents with young children, from birth to three years.
Marga developed the occupational therapy department for Tyack Health (the largest multi-disciplinary practice in Australia), where she currently serves as the Team Leader of Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. The department, which focuses on pediatric patients, addresses sensory processing and motor skill development. Also, Marga founded and coordinates the Bayside SPD Professional Interest Group, which educates and raises awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder.
Lindy Thompson (BAppSc(HMS). MO)
Lindy has practiced Occupational Therapy for a number of private pediatric practices including Autism Queensland, a large community-based organization enriching the lives of people with autism. She is currently working with children in a clinical practice and raising two beautiful toddlers.
Particularly passionate about the effect human movement has on an individual’s ability to live a functional, independent, and meaningful life, Lindy enjoys helping children and families cope with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. “There is nothing more rewarding or fulfilling than watching a child become the person they are meant to be – happy, confident and able to achieve their own personal goals,” says Lindy.