I care for two children who have experienced trauma in their early years and have completed a one year program with Kellie. Straight away I liked the non-invasive practice that through daily exercises has shown remarkable improvements in the children's development! Thanks to Kellie's expert guidance, the children have always been motivated to practice their daily movements at home and together, we continued to acknowledge their progress. I particularly noticed a clear positive shift in the children's engagement towards learning, multitasking, focus and overall processing of information. As their coordination and balance improved, so did their confidence, self-esteem and sense of achievement while doing activities they love like swimming, dancing and playing the piano. While feeling better in their body, we have been able to effectively guide the children through independently processing their emotional regulation too. Kellie is very knowledgeable, professional and caring. She is genuinely committed to the holistic wellbeing of her clients and keeps always up to date with the latest research in her field. I have very much appreciated how Kellie made her knowledge accessible and 'munchable' for easy comprehension on such an intricate topic that brain development is. I always understood why we were doing something and what to look for every step of the way making the program a very rewarding journey overall. I hope Kellie will be able to positively improve the life of many more children as much as she did ours. - Foster carer -
Watching our 6 year old son struggle at school, mainly with reading and writing, was so hard. Everything that we tried to implement at home and help him with, just didn't seem to stick, So many tears were shed from not having a clue what to do. A paediatrician diagnosed him with Dyslexia but could only suggest that we speak to the school counsellor for assistance.
Our son's year 1 teacher suggested we speak to Kellie from Unlock Learning and Health, as she thought Kellie was the best learning and support teacher she had seen in her career. Each day I thank our lucky stars she did because Kellie is amazing. From the moment I emailed Kellie in January 2021, she gave me hope that there was a reason behind our son's learning problems and that it wasn't because he was a bad kid, His body just wasn't allowing him to learn. Her statement at our first meeting really resonated with me- "he wants to learn but it is like his hands are tied behind his back. His retained primitive reflexes are holding him back".
Kellie was so patient with our son and my million and one questions and was always available to talk things through if I had concerns. She made the process so easy and she gave clear instructions at each appointment on what exercises to do, how they needed to be done and what to watch out for. The process was slow and Kellie made this clear from the beginning. She was a great support when I just felt like giving up with the daily routine of exercises.
One year on and our two sons have completed the program. The results are amazing! Our eldest son, that struggled with reading and writing, now reads for fun and writes stories for himself. He very rarely fights me anymore when it comes to homework. Our youngest son's bedwetting disappeared almost overnight. His toe-walking also diminished. We had been seeing physio for about 6 months for this- with no results.
No words can express how much I appreciate Kellie's program and support over the past 12 months, AMAZING is the only word that comes close! - Mum of 2 -