Dual Nanodegree: Early Learning and Integrated Rhythms

Dual Nanodegree: Early Learning and Integrated Rhythms

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About the Dual Nanodegree

The Dual Nanodegree includes the programs and training for both the Integrated Rhythms and Early Learning Nanodegrees.

NeuroNet's Early Learning suite of software programs and evaluation protocols are excellent resources for therapists providing early intervention services. This suite of programs is designed to help children ages 3 to 6 develop learning readiness by reaching developmental milestones in hearing, motor skills, and communication. These programs may also be appropriate for older children who have developmental delays. 

Integrated Rhythms programs are for school-age children (ages 5 to 8) who struggle with language processing and balance or motor skills. Program exercises require children to move, listen and organize speech patterns at the same time. Movements are rhythmic and include both translational and rotational patterns. Each software program includes 8 levels of increasing difficulty. 

The Dual Nanodegree includes (5) five distinct NeuroNet software programs:

Offering NeuroNet to Clients

Therapists will follow these steps to enroll clients in NeuroNet programs:

Intake Phone Chat: Using the form provided, you will be able to collect developmental history information from parents about the child. This initial information will help you get to know the parents and the child and it will enable you to make an initial determination about whether NeuroNet would be a good fit for child.

Evaluation: You will conduct an evaluation if the intake chat indicates that 1) the child could benefit from NeuroNet and 2) the parents understand the work and home practice that is necessary to get good results.

Implementation: If the evaluation confirms that the child can benefit from NeuroNet, you will instruct the parents to purchase the appropriate kit from the online store and to begin Level 1 of the program. You will meet every 2-3 weeks with the family, customize the program as needed, and coach the child through the program. 

*Please Note: You must complete NeuroNet Certification in order to have parents purchase NeuroNet products.

NeuroNet Certification Requirements

You must be a licensed therapist to become a NeuroNet Provider:

  • audiologists
  • speech-language pathologists
  • physical therapists
  • occupational therapists
  • psychologists
  • optometrists
  • *COTAs, SLPAs, PTAs

*In order for a therapist's assistant to offer NeuroNet, the supervising therapist must also be a licensed NeuroNet Provider

Once you complete the Integrated Rhythms Nanodegree you are eligible to apply for NeuroNet Certification. The requirements of NeuroNet Certification go beyond the minimum requirements to obtain CEUs. Additional certification requirements for therapists help us assure that NeuroNet clients have a positive experience with the program. These requirements help maintain a positive reputation of the program for all providers.

Following this course you will be able to:

  • Use the NeuroNet Software Programs to develop neural networks linking balance, movement, hearing and vision.
  • Adapt NeuroNet exercises to meet individual needs of children you work with.
  • Explain the neuroscience research behind improving underlying attention, memory and learning.
  • Apply for NeuroNet Certification to become listed as a NeuroNet provider on our website.

NeuroNet Learning is approved by AOTA to provide continuing education credits to Occupational Therapists.

Learning Outcomes

1. Implement the NeuroNet Program: to create neurological learning readiness, or the rhythmic integration of standing balance, hand movement, foot movement, auditory entrainment, and speech.

2. Use neurological learning readiness as a tool for automating basic academic skills such as reading decoding, language of math, and handwriting.

3. Identify and explain to clients how the auditory and vestibular systems play key functional roles in the vestibular-motor representation of visual-motor space and in the vocal-verbal motor representation of auditory information.

4. Describe how the calibration of vestibular space and the calibration of mathematical space are complementary areas of brain function; and how the accurate calibration of vestibular space can improve the speed and accuracy of math computation and visualization.

5. Demonstrate key NeuroNet movement exercises that integrate balance, movement, listening and speaking as well as key written exercises that integrate auditory memory, speech, and handwriting.

Integrated Rhythms Online Workshop Feedback

I have started the Integrated Rhythms workshop online and I'm thrilled. It is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm so happy with what I'm learning in the Integrated Rhythms workshop that I will be taking the other workshops no matter how they are offered. But I definitely prefer the online format. I believe I am getting much more out of the online workshop than I would the live workshop because I can pause the video to take notes and rewind to listen again. This was especially helpful during the Neuroscience of NeuroNet lecture when Mrs. Rowe was explaining synaptic strengthening and post-synaptic depolarization. Powerful information that supports all that I have been reading while in search of answers. This lecture connected a lot of dots for me and gave me a very clear picture of how NeuroNet will help my students.

-Sig Cooper, Speech and Language Pathologist

About the Presenter

Nancy W. Rowe created the NeuroNet Programs to address learning disabilities through vestibular and auditory therapy procedures that develop temporal processing. She has an undergraduate degree in Speech Education from New York University, and a graduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She has presented at conferences and workshops in the US, Europe, and Central and South America. Ms. Rowe is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech and Hearing Association. She currently maintains a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Continuing Education Credits

NeuroNet is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to offer CEUs for this course. Assignment of CEUs does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. You are eligible to receive continuing education credits if you successfully complete the online course and short answer questions. The Dual Nanodegree offers up to 14.3 contact hours for CEU credit.

AOTA Course Classification Information

Integrated Rhythms
Instructional/Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Content Focus: Category 1: Category 1 - Domain of Occupational Therapy: Client Factors and Performance Skills, Category 2 - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention

Early Learning
Instructional/Educational Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Content Focus: Category 1: Category 1 - Domain of Occupational Therapy: Client Factors and Performance Skills, Category 2 - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Getting Started

The Dual Nanodegree is designed as a one-month course. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email and an email that prompts you to create an account to access the training and software. 

Your Purchase Includes:

    • 5 NeuroNet Software Programs (Early Learning, PreK, Program 0, Program 1, and Program 2)
    • Parent Intake Forms
    • Evaluation Forms
    • A yearly subscription to NeuroNet (includes continued access to all software and training updates for therapists)
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Such a great tool

I love using Step up to learn/ Neuronet and highly recommend it! It addresses : executive function, visual/auditory processing, balance, crossing midline, sensory integration , visual motor and fine motor skills. It's quick & easy to implement.

Robyn L.
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Important part of my therapeutic practice

I am an Occupational Therapist in private practice in Florida and have been using Neuronet since the year 2000! The Nanodegree program is now an integral part of my therapy practice. I utilize Neuronet for children of all ages and developmental stages. Parents find excellent progress and report it is easy to implement at home. The progress we see is efficient and forward moving.

Rebecca I.

Effective and Fun

I've used all of the NeuroNet programs in my private practice for the past 10 years, as well as with my own son. It provides such an important foundational piece for our struggling learners, especially those with auditory processing weaknesses and slow processing speed. I've also seen it improve speech accuracy. I love how it targets so many aspects of learning while the student performs short and engaging exercises. This keeps practice fun and practice time manageable. The air writing and Listen, Talk, and Write books are another wonderful component of the program that I really appreciate and that our students benefit from. The NeuroNet format is particularly well suited for students who are homeschooled and it can be easily made part of their daily school schedule. This program really does help develop independent and more confident learners!

Elsy M.
Guatemala Guatemala

La mejor oportunidad de aprendizaje

Hola, tengo más de 10 años implementando Neuronet con mis pacientes y ha sido la experiencia más exitosa en el avance de ellos. Lo utilizo en mi práctica profesional con niños que poseen diferentes diagnósticos, desde problemas de aprendizaje, problemas de lenguaje, Dificultades Sensoriales hasta Autismo. Trabajo desde el software de Aprendizaje Temprano como Ritmos Integrados y es un éxito en el desarrollo de mis pacientes. Definitivamente los resultados y beneficios con los Programas de Neuronet son un éxito, yo les recomiendo a los padres de familia que les brinden la oportunidad a sus hijos de tener Neuronet en sus vidas ya que es uno de los regalos más grandes que les pueden brindar. Gracias Neuronet por tanto. Elsy Marroquin (Guatemala)

Maura M.
United States United States

Wonderful adjunct to therapy, supports teachers and other students also

I am a school PT in a large preschool program now, and I have used NeuroNet in kindergarten and 1st grade classes as well in the past. This program can easily be worked into classroom schedules or even done in the therapy room in some cases. I, my fellow therapists (OT and Speech), and teachers love the way it engages students and integrates movement, speech, and cognitive tasks. We see great progress in the students, and the program is rhythmic and regulating, unlike many popular videos we see being used for movement breaks in classrooms.