Brain Gym Proposal

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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to find out the effectiveness of the Brain Gym program as an intervention to improve the reading comprehension abilities of third grade students from the Oakwood Academy in Bandung, Indonesia.
HYPOTHESIS
Brain Gym program will improve the reading comprehension abilities of third grade students from the Oakwood Academy in Bandung, Indonesia.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
1. Kinesiology-The science of body movements and its relationship to brain function
2. Edu-Kinesthetics (Edu K)-The application of kinesthetics (movement) to the study of right brain, left brain, and body integration for purposes of eliminating stress and maximizing full learning potential.
3. Brain Gym-a program developed by Paul Dennison that incorporates
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First, I will be presenting an overview on Kinesiology. Second, I will be defining what Brain Gym is. Lastly, I will be looking into a few published researches on the effects of incorporating Brain Gym in schools to improve students’ reading…show more content…
The subjects will be the students enrolled in the third grade self-contained classroom of the school.
DATA GATHERING INSTRUMENTS
The Gates Macginitie Reading Test Fourth Edition will be administered to each of the participant. A pre and post-testing every quarter will be carried out to measure improvement in student’s reading comprehension over time and evaluate Brain Gym’s program effectiveness.
PROCEDURE
The students in the study will be separated into two groups. Group A will be the control group while Group B will be the experimental group. The dependent variable was the amount of growth shown by each student as measured by the Gates Macginitie Reading Test Fourth Edition. The independent variable will be the Brain Gym program. The students in Group B will participate in specific brain gym activities that are specifically targeted to improve reading comprehension skills such Neck Rolls, Space Buttons, The Calf Pumps, The Energizer, The Footflex and The Positive Points. The brain gym sessions will be held for 15 minutes per day at the start of the Reading Class over a period of 10

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