About Joye

Joye Newman is a perceptual motor therapist. She devotes her life to helping children develop basic movement and learning abilities.

In 1979, Joye earned her master’s degree in Education and Human Development from GWU, with a specialty in perceptual motor development. Integrating studies in behavioral optometry, occupational therapy, and psychology into her graduate work, she developed her unique method of PMT.

Shortly after receiving her degree, Joye founded and continues to direct a popular organization called Kids Moving Company (KMC). She began KMC because she was concerned that many kids were not encouraged to move — in fact, many kids were discouraged from moving — at home and school. She wanted to provide a place for children to move, play and think in a developmentally appropriate environment. At the studio, KMC offered fun and functional activities, birthday parties, and perceptual motor therapy to children with and without special needs. Recently, Joye closed the studio to focus on in-school programs, individual evaluations, and consultations with parents to help them understand how they can help their children become more confident and competent in everything they do.

Joye was a founding member and the original education chair of WISER (Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources), a co-founder of the Jewish Primary Day School of Washington, DC, and the Early Childhood Special Needs Consultant for the Board of Jewish Education. She lectures on school readiness, creative movement, and perceptual motor development, and she consults to area preschools, helping them develop and refine their movement programs.

Joye offers perceptual motor development therapy services to help healthy development in children with and without special needs.

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Joye is available to speak at events on her unique method of perceptual motor therapy and the In-Sync philosophy. Send a message for more info.

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