Fit2Learn: Applying Cognitive Visual Integration Therapy
In 2012, Charlotte Davies, founder and director of Fit 2 Learn, and Dr. Christina Preston, MirandaNet Founder and, at that time, Professor of Educational Innovation at the University of Bedfordshire, produced an academic paper which proposed that learning the basic skills, such as reading, writing, and mathematics, involves a highly complex set of inter-related steps and that this can be observed in some of the corrective therapies that are currently being used in the world today.
These are important therapies because they work with the mechanics of a person’s cognition to significantly change a person’s ability to learn. From those therapies it is possible to draw conclusions about steps that can be taken to:
- Enhance child development, through better design of environment and stimulus material
- Correct delays to an individual’s development
In this paper the specific therapy that has been studied and observed is Cognitive Visual Integration Therapy (CVIT) which seeks to ensure that the cognitive pathways, controlling muscle systems and sensory systems, are functioning and fully integrated.