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Scientifically based on the research of Dr. Bruce Perry, The Yello Dyno Method™ ensures involuntary,
automatic recall of right action in a crisis. The Yello Dyno Method™ is also based on the findings of the 1981 Nobel Prize-winning research of Dr. Roger Sperry.
1. The Power
of Music "If
a child has information stored in cortical areas but in the specific
moment is very fearful, this information is inaccessible. In this
regard, cognitively-stored information does little good in the life
(On the other hand...)
"Information learned in song, rhyme or rap is more easily recalled when
in a state of high arousal (anxiety). This is due, of course, to the fact that
this information is stored in a different fashion than traditional verbal cognitive
information." - Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D.,Civitas, Violence
and Childhood Trauma: Understanding and responding to the Effects
of Violence on YoungChildren
2. Independent Research by REdS This research of the Yello Dyno Curriucla gives classroom assessments at independent school districts. 2004-2005 Results: 80.8% of the students tested demonstrated an increase in knowledge after one cycle of the Yello Dyno curriculum. 2005-2006 Results: The Yello Dyno Program demonstrated the ability to produce significant positive outcomes related to the children’s recognition of potential danger from child predators and what steps to take to escape those dangerous situations.
3. Self-Efficacy The belief in one's capabilities to organize and
execute the sources of action required to manage prospective situations is a key element in the Yello Dyno Curricula. Self-efficacy beliefs have also received increasing
attention in educational research, primarily in studies of academic motivation
and of self-regulation (Pintrich & Schunk, 1995). -Albert Bandura, PH. D., Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control
Decisions Guided by Emotion The Yello
Dyno character, role-models in the videos, plus the lessons taught through
music help children learn emotionally as well as logically because emotions
are inextricably a part of the personal decision-making process. - Research
by Dr. Dean Shibata, The University of Rochester
5. Using Humor
to Balance Negative Emotions The Yello Dyno Method™ incorporates
humor to help children overcome fear.
“…Having a sense of humor is a key part of our personalities
and it can play a powerful role in balancing negative emotions, such as
fear…” - Research
by Dr. Dean Shibata, The University of Rochester, “Call it the brain’s
funny bone…” - ABCNEWS affiliate WLS in Chicago and Reuters
contributed to this report
The Brain Learns Best: The Bob-and-Weave Lecture “…Learning
requires attention. And attention is mediated by specific parts of the
brain. If a child hears only factual information, she will fatigue within
minutes. Only four to eight minutes of pure factual lecture can be tolerated
before the brain seeks other stimuli, either internal (e.g., daydreaming)
or external (Who is that walking down the hall?)…“ - Bruce
D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “How The
Brain Learns Best”, Instructor Magazine
Importance of Play in Learning Play takes many forms, but the heart
of play is pleasure — an important component in learning.
Through play, Yello Dyno teaches children key lessons that can save their
lives. "Your children learn simple lyrics attached to memorable
songs. They are left with a joyous image of running like the wind...
but in a time of crisis these lyrics come right back and they act on
them to stay safe." - David Ham, songwriter of the Can't Fool Me! CD
Can be Attentive and Receptive or Incapable of Learning “…A
child's capacity to learn in any given moment is determined by internal
some of these states we are attentive and receptive (e.g., calm and satisfied),
while in other states we are incapable of learning (e.g., when asleep,
exhausted, sad, afraid)…” - Research
by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., “Attunement:
Reading The Rhythms Of The Child”