Rhythm and movement can help young children manage self-regulation of their emotions, attention and behaviour. Approximately 30% of young children have problems with self-regulation, which can affect learning, transition to school and long term wellbeing. Educators, teachers, allied health professionals and anyone working with young children can learn how to use rhythm and movement activities to positively support the development of self-regulation and address underlying brain connections.
The RAMSR Module is an online and self-paced course with the flexibility to complete the course in your own time. Receive access to expert facilitators for the initial 6-weeks , then access course content and resources for 3 years.
- Musical background, skills or prior musical training is not required
- This course is international time-zone friendly.
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RAMSR (Rhythm and Movement for Self-Regulation) is a program for young children that aims to support their attentional and emotional regulation skills, as well as mental flexibility, inhibition, and working memory (the executive functions).
The program was first designed and piloted in 2016 by Associate Professor Kate Williams (Queensland University of Technology) and her music therapy and early childhood music education colleagues. To learn more click here.
By the end of this self-paced online course, you will be able to lead the full Rhythm & Movement for Self-Regulation (RAMSR) program (15-20 minute sessions daily – 8 weeks minimum), or adjust it and use it as required for your setting.
Included in this course are:
- four full 15-20 minute RAMSR sessions plans to create a minimum eight-week program
- 24 RAMSR activities as a base level and more than 30 extension activities, with demonstration videos to extend the program across a full year and beyond (and extend for older age groups if desired)
- 28 specifically composed original audio tracks
- 4 sets of visual cue cards
- detailed learning on the theory and rationale behind the program, including self-regulation and executive function in early childhood and the value of rhythmic movement.
- 120-page RAMSR Resource folder with comprehensive curriculum materials
- tips for inclusive practices and supporting children with diverse needs
- access to an online support community following completion of the course.
You will also be able to download a certificate of attainment for 13 hours of CPD.
Who should participate?
This online course is suitable for any educator or practitioner working with children aged 2 to 8 years in any group or individual setting.
This course is suitable for both those with and without musical skills
If you have already completed the introductory course (introducing you to 11 simple RAMSR activities), this course will extend your learning to now include the full RAMSR curriculum and resources. However, the introductory course is not a prerequisite for enrolment in this course.