AIM began as an experiment with four blind children. A group of volunteers worked to see how basic movement could be accomplished. Could these children learn to walk, hold their heads erect, achieve simple motor skills? In a few short months the answer came a resounding YES! Something more was happening, however. After the lesson, the classroom teacher noticed a great eagerness in the children to learn! The children seemed much more relaxed and their attention span was increasing! The principal of the blind school told his friend, the principal of the deaf school, what was happening, and he asked the obvious question, "Could it help his students as well?"

One must remember that this was the late 1950's and so little was known about or being done to help handicapped children. Movement was now helping the blind, and yes, it was going to do the same for the deaf. But what about other children with other problems? The time had come to put all of this on paper, and thus the AIM Method of Specialized Movement Education was written by Dr. Jo A. Geiger and AIM for the Handicapped was born.

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