Dr Dennison was looking for ways to help children and adults who were moderately well functioning but faced some challenges, particularly reading. At the time it was well known that babies and toddlers perform ‘developmental movements’ eg. when a baby crawls, this is preparation for physical skills which underlie future learning skills like reading and writing.
Taking this knowledge into account, Dr Dennison began collaborating with experts in visual and motor development disciplines such as optometry, kinesiology, postural alignment therapies, learning theory and sport. By the 1980s, he and his wife, Gail E. Dennison, had created Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) which led them to develop the internationally acclaimed programme called Brain Gym® used all over the world in schools, workplaces and homes.