BART, a continuing education program, is recognized as a valuable, specialized course by state education departments across the country, and in agencies and schools for the developmentally delayed. Administrators and professionals alike find that once parents and caregivers of exceptional children participate in BART they are empowered as an important member of their child's team. Greater cooperation and partnership are seen.
More and more agencies are seeking instructors to teach this art of nurturing touch to parents and caregivers. Early Intervention Centers, group homes, home-based and center based programs are focusing on BART as a time and cost-effective way to enhance quality care.
Participants attend an intense one-day training reading the required books and then teaching within their agency and the population they serve. BART Instructors are parent educators, working with parents and direct caregivers. They are not "hands-on" practitioners unless designated as such by their agency.
To schedule a training in your area, contact Lisa Davis at: LifeSongs
Tuition is $250* made payable to LifeSongs by check, money order or credit card. Tuition includes the required reading books From the Hand to the Heart, The Bonding and Relaxation Techniques(BART) Instructor Manual and the BART Instructor Certificate.
*This fee does not include transportation, meals or lodging. The trainer reserves the right to cancel the training if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions prevail beyond her control. In the above events, the tuition will be refunded in full. Other costs incurred by the enrollee of the cancelled conference are the responsibility of the enrollee. No show participants will receive a refund of their tuition minus a $75 cancellation/service fee. No personal checks will be accepted within 10 days of a training. Payment must be made by agency check, bank check, or money order within that time frame. Agency checks and purchase orders will not be accepted after the training has been presented.
BART Level I Printable Application (PDF file): BART Level I Application
A letter of confirmation will be sent to each registrant including directions, receipt and accommodation information.
If you or your agency would like to sponsor a BART Instructor Training, contact Lisa Davis at her email address.
P.O. Box 654
Brooksville, Florida 34605