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Bal-A-Vis-X: Level 1 – Adaptive and Academic Applications

Christine Rockett OTR/L & Emily Eisen, M.Ed.

October 29 & 30, 2019 – Hempstead, NY (Long Island)
December 17 & 18, 2019 – Staten Island, NY
January 14 & 15, 2020 – Brooklyn, NY

Early $445.00* | Regular $470.00

*Early registration must be received 21 prior to seminar

For Group Discounts See Discounts Tab Below

Cost NOW includes Illustrated Bal-A-Vis-X book, and a take-home
kit with bean bags, balls and 5 instructional charts. 

Bal-A-Vis-X (BAVX) is an acronym for Balance, Auditory, Vision eXercises. BAVX is a remedial, therapeutic series of simple to complex rhythmic exercises using sand filled bags, racquet balls and balance boards. Using defined principles and techniques, individuals, partners and groups engage in physical, auditory, visual midline crossings that develop full body coordination, improved behavior and processing, and focused attention. It’s challenging. It’s school friendly. It’s brain based. And it’s just plain fun! Registration is limited.

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Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • List and demonstrate proficiency with the 6 principals of the BAVX technique.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how proper technique influences rhythm.
  • Recognize their own and others motor pattern strengths and weaknesses and how to remediate them.
  • Generate a plan to utilize strengths to remediate weaknesses.
  • Identify a student’s natural dominance profile and determine how the senses influence behavior under stress.
  • Carryout a visual assessment and interpret ocular motor deficits that impact learning.
  • Assess a student’s crossing midline skills, observe reflex integration motor patterns  and understand their impact on academic success.
  • Identify and determine exercises that may remediate midline crossing and reflex deficits.
  • Generate a series of BAVX exercises using language based learning to develop sequential thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of adaptations needed to modify BAVX to remediate a physical, emotional, cognitive or mental disability.




Target Audience

PTs, OTs and assistants, Teachers and other members of the educational team.

Course Level

Introductory to Intermediate



8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Day 1 Contact Hours 7

8:00 Introductions

8:15 Group Exercise Spider’s Web…. Popcorn: Meet Your Classmates, Experience Visual, Auditory, Non-Verbal Priorities, Leadership Roles and Activate Focusing Power

9:00 Definition of Bal-A-Vis-X

Introduction to Bill Hubert’s Story and CUES for Learning

Balance Board Benefits

9:15 Bags to Balls Sequence Demonstration

9:30 Foundation Exercises: HOH (with the feet)

10:00 Refresh and Renew

10:15 Brain Regions and Midlines

10:45 Confusion, Glitches, Accommodations for Height

Group HOH Variations

11:15 VisTar Assessment, Eye, Ear, Hand, Foot, Brain Dominance

Discussion of Dominance Profile and Learning Styles

11:45 Group Exercises: Academics Using Bags

12:15 LUNCH

12:45 Learning the Six Principles of the Balls

Partner Exercises: 1-2 Ball Rectangle and Oval

1:15 Review of Mirror Neurons, Visual Tasks and Tracking Modifications

1:30 Individual Exercises: 1 Ball V Bounce, V Bounce Clap Over, Circle Behind, Puppet with a Pause, Midline Twists with Feet

2:15 Puppet without a Pause: Application to reading, spelling, math

2:30 Refresh and Renew

2:45 Partner Exercises: 4 Ball Rectangle, 4 Ball Oval, 2 Balls Between, 2×2, 2x2x2, 1x1x1, 2X1

3:30 Group Exercise

4:00 End

Day 2 Contact Hours 7

8:00 Group Exercise: Syllable Bounce, QWERTY Board

8:30 Individual exercises: 2 Ball triangle, Circle and Simultaneous

9:15 Review of Midlines, Modifications and Adaptations

9:45 Refresh and renew

10:00 Volunteer Demonstration of a Session

10:30 Individual (review Elevator) and Partner 1-2 Bag Toss rectangle and oval

11:15 Observation Skills: Organize Your Learning

11:45 Lunch

12:15 Group Exercise Academics with Bags and Balls

1:15 Partner Practice from Bags to Balls sequence

2:15 Experience BAVX Adaptations/ Modifications

2:45 Refresh and Renew

3:00 Volunteer Demonstration of a Session

3:30 Group Exercise

3:45 Review Test

4:00 End


Christine Rockett OTR/L & Emily Eisen, M.Ed.

Christine Rockett earned her B.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1977 from Quinnipiac College. She started her career working with people diagnosed with a mental illness for the NYS Office of Mental Health and was the Director of Occupational Therapy for over 20 years. From 1996- 2002, Christine switched gears to serve as adjunct faculty with a community college Occupational Therapy Assistants program teaching their experiential labs. Since 2002, Christine has enjoyed working with students in school districts grade Kindergarten to High School. The question quickly became clear “why are students struggling with handwriting instruction and what can OT do to make a difference?” BAVX became THE child friendly activity that sharpened her observation skills to identify reflexes that are not fully integrated and made that difference in the child’s handwriting and learning. Christine became a Sanctioned Bal-A-Vis-X® Instructor in 2012.

Emily Eisen is the Founder & Director of Brainworks Plus, a multigenerational Brain Body Fitness Educational Curriculum for The Empowered Student and The Lifelong Adult Learner. She is a Licensed Brain Gym® Instructor,Sanctioned Bal-A-Vis-X® Instructor, Total Immersion® Swimming Coach, Chi Walking® Coach, Language of Mastery® Instructor, Fine Artist, Actress and Singer-songwriter-piano composer. She is also the Director of the Long Island BAVX Team.


October 29 & 30, 2019
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

December 17 & 18, 2019
98 Rupert Avenue
Staten Island, NY

January 14 & 15, 2020
2913 Avenue L 
Brooklyn, NY


Educational Credits

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.  Approved for 14 contact hours.

Application has been made to the NJ Board of PT Examiners for CE approval.

color web&pptTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for 1.4 CEUs. 14 contact hours, Mixed Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.



Early $445.00* | Regular $470.00 

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL OCT 8, 2019 for LI
VALID UNTIL NOV 26, 2019 for SI
VALID UNTIL DEC 26, 2019 for BK

3 or more registrants – Early –  $421.15 | Regular – $444.81  (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registrations) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “other notes” section at checkout.