The Embodied Child

Psychology during the 20th century produced two models of development that became central to educational theory. Freud introduced the study of emotional development, and Piaget pioneered the study of a child’s cognitive development. The full-fledged study of the motor behavioral development of the child, however, has yet to reach such a point. Ted Dimon will argue that it is our field, the one pioneered by F.M. Alexander, that stands to take its rightful place in the foundational education of children.

Ted will show that the twin pillars of our work—the fully elaborated conception of the primary control, and the psychophysical nature of everyday action—are indispensable to understanding the developing child, and make our work not only interesting, but welcome and respected by educators at even the most elite academic institutions.