I Am The Child

This book is the story of eleven children who have complex developmental needs. Over a two year period, Koester journaled her experiences as a teacher in a public school classroom, drawing out the gifts of these children. The result is this remarkable book which invites the reader into a unique world of the child who has multiple challenges.

This book offers a simple, commonsense approach to the fulfillment of sensory and perceptual needs through the activities known as Brain Gym® . The author shares with us an authentic story of the human spirit––one filled with joy, frustration, compassion, and growth and the adaptations of the Brain Gym® method that she used successfully to meet the needs of eleven children who have multiple challenges which include deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy, Angelman’s Syndrome, mental retardation and autism.