If you have participated in Movement Method 3. Read below to find out what you need to do to become a 1* STAR MOVEMENT METHOD MENTOR.

  • When a Practitioner has completed all requirements for the Independent 1* Star Movement Method Mentor he/she can advertise that he/she is offering one-family Movement Method Sessions and multi-family Movement Method Playdates. Please see our advertising guidelines for details.
  • Completed Movement Method 3
  • Applicants must have been an Independent Basic Mentor for at least 3 years prior to applying.
  • Contact us for detailed list on requirements for videos and child case studies.

 

1* Star Movement Method Mentor Evaluation Phase

In order to complete your certification you need to go through an Evaluation Phase ($225 for online participants - included for live course participants). When you apply for the Evaluation Phase we will create a DropBox Folder for you. In this folder we will load two Excel sheets for you. One will guide you through the requirements below, the other one is a year end report that we request from each Practitioner. As you go through your Evaluation Phase you simply need to tick off the requirements you have submitted and fill out all checklists in the Excel sheet. Please also upload all videos into your DropBox folder. 

Here is an overview of what we will be requesting from you:

 

Playdate Reports

  • Report 1: Playdate 1 (choose a playdate you participated in during your course):
    Please prepare a one page report about the first playdate you participated in. Please include information on how you targeted the child's goals during the playdate, what educational activities were set-up for the child and how the child responded to those activities, your observations on how the child interacted and communicated throughout the playdate, any problem situations that arose and how you dealt with those situations as well as ideas for future activities for that child.
  • Report 2: Playdate 2 (choose a playdate you participated in during your course):
    Please prepare a one page report about the second playdate you participated in. Please include information on how you targeted the child's goals during the playdate, what educational activities were set-up for the child and how the child responded to those activities, your observations on how the child interacted and communicated throughout the playdate, any problem situations that arose and how you dealt with those situations as well as ideas for future activities for that child.
  • Report 3: Session 1 (choose a session you ran at home):
    Please prepare a one page report about the third playdate you participated in. Please include information on how you targeted the child's goals during the playdate, what educational activities were set-up for the child and how the child responded to those activities, your observations on how the child interacted and communicated throughout the playdate, any problem situations that arose and how you dealt with those situations as well as ideas for future activities for that child.
  • Report 4: Session 2 (choose a session you ran at home):
    Please prepare a one page report about the fourth playdate you participated in. Please include information on how you targeted the child's goals during the playdate, what educational activities were set-up for the child and how the child responded to those activities, your observations on how the child interacted and communicated throughout the playdate, any problem situations that arose and how you dealt with those situations as well as ideas for future activities for that child.

Case Studies

  • Long Term Goal 1: Physical Boundaries (usually child under 8)
    Discuss with your assigned Movement Method Adviser which family might be suitable for this Case study. Prepare a one page report about the chosen child state the physical challenge you are trying to address with this child. You must pick a challenge presented by a parent or guardian which is to do with physical safety. Such as elopement, traffic safety, etc. Include the challenge you are trying to address, how you are planning to address it and the outcome and next steps.
  • Long Term Goal 2: Social Boundaries (usually child 8 and up)
    Discuss with your assigned Movement Method Adviser which family might be suitable for this Case study. Prepare a one page report about the chosen child state the social challenge you are trying to address with this child. You must pick a challenge presented by a parent or guardian which is to do with social safety. Such as nakedness in public, socially inappropriate discussions in public, skipping lines, sexual relationships, job and career etc. Include the challenge you are trying to address, how you are planning to address it and the outcome and next steps.
  • Short Term Goal 1: academics/knowledge
    Discuss with your assigned Movement Method Adviser which child might be suitable for this Case Study. For the selected child please write a one page report on the selected approach, and how you implemented it. Please include the story of the child, pre MM status (life skills/academic skills), goals for the child,steps to reach those goals and outcome.Through out your report please include how you involved the parent every step of the way (from start and choosing the right topic and approach to goals and outcome). This should include you developing a themed week (or month if you only see the child once a week). Choose a subject you want to teach e.g. angles; choose a theme you want to use to teach this subject e.g. wheelbarrow races. Explain why you chose the subject and theme.Explain your goals and log the child's progress through the week or month of working with this theme.
  • Drop It Do It Confirm It / IEP
    For the child above please write a one page report discussing how you confirmed that the child took the information you were trying to convey in. If you have not achieved confirmation or only partial confirmation please outline your plan for the next steps, if you have achieved confirmation please explain your next steps with this child. 

Testimonials/Letters of Recommendation

Each testimonial must include phone number and email from parent and authorization of parent to be contacted by Horse Boy staff to clarify potential questions. Horse Boy staff retains right to ask you for additional testimonials if we find the parent does not understand Movement Method principals enough to endorse your Movement Method activities.

  • Testimonial of parent from Long Term Goal 1
  • Testimonial of parent from Long Term Goal 2
  • Testimonial of parent from Short Term Goal 1

Building your team

  • Building on your letter of evaluation from the previous certification process of becoming a Basic Movement Method Mentor, please outline 3 individuals you would like to add to your team. This does not need to be a person you are currently in contact with or know but more the type of person you would like to add to your team to optimize your services. Please also include ideas of how you could go by finding these individuals such as parents you particularly like to work with and respect, teachers/therapists you may know, meetup groups etc. If you choose to go higher in your MM ranking we require you to have at least a team of 3 to achieve a two star Mentor ranking. More details about that in our Year End Report and Continuous Education Requirements.

The Long Ride Home

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