What is MOVE®?

MOVE stands for Mobility Opportunities Via Education®/Experience. MOVE® is an activity-based program used in homes, schools, day programs and the community. Using a top-down approach, MOVE® combines the individuals' present abilities with an instructional process during motivational activities to help the individual improve their mobility skills of sitting, standing, walking, and transitioning - leading to improved health, independence, dignity and inclusion of the individual in the family and community. MOVE International

In May of 2010, Heartwood School became a Model Site with MOVE International. Heartwood is one of three model sites in Michigan. All  Heartwood staff are trained in the MOVE philosophy. Some staff are trainers of MOVE and have the opportunity to help other schools embrace this way of learning and teaching.

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At Heartwood School our physical therapy and occupational therapy assistant staff team up to provide a weekly therapy session. What is unique about this session is that staff have fully embraced blending our programs of MOVE and CORE vocabulary together. Gross and fine motor skills are practiced through obstacle coarses, arts and crafts, music and more.