Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump
Release Date:21 Nov 2014

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

A Simple Exercise Program to Improve Motor Skills at Home and School Revised Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Geoff Platt's exercise program, tailored to help children with dyspraxia to overcome their symptoms, enjoy physical activities, and become as active as their friends and classmates, is now proven to be even more effective.

This revised edition outlines the fun and easy-to-teach program, which focuses on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play, and explains how regular exercise routines can reduce weakness and improve motor skills, such as balance, timing and coordination. It includes extra session plans, incorporates new research, and adds a secondary stage to the exercise program, teaching the skills of praxis, planning movement and improving skills.

This practical guide will be an essential resource for Physical Education teachers and non-specialist teachers of recreation and games classes who are looking to help children with dyspraxia to reduce weakness and improve motor skills, as well as parents.

RELATED TOPICS: Disability Studies, Education
Geoff Platt, PhD, has worked as a lecturer in Sport Science for over thirteen years, most recently working as a senior lecturer and course director in Sports Coaching Science and Sports Analysis and Coaching at Kingston University, London. He has lectured on Olympic Solidarity Courses on behalf of the International Olympic Committee and is the Director of Coaching for Weightlifting in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. He has completed a PhD for which he carried out extensive research into strength exercises for children with dyspraxia. Geoff lives in Edinburgh, UK.
Preface. Part I. The Background. 1. What is Dyspraxia? 2. The Causes of Dyspraxia. 3. Further Research since the First Edition. Part II. The Exercise Program. 4. The Importance of Exercise. 5. Why the Program Works. 6. Exercises and Session Plans for Strength and Fitness. 7. Exercises and Session Plans for Movement Planning. 8. What You Can Do to Support a Child During the Sessions. 9. Meet Some 'Graduates' of the Program. References. Subject Index. Author Index.
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