School Floor

School Floor : Effective Perceptual Movement Programs for Your Classroom

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School Floors gives information about things that can be done after the movement program as well as advice about how to get the program into schools. There are chapters on diet, nutrition, food additives, allergies, sound therapy, auditory processing, the effect of retained primitive reflexes, playground management and improving social interaction. Particularly helpful are a quick functional vision screening test, a 'ready for school?' test and a 'what to look for before the third birthday' chapter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 16.51mm | 539.77g
  • Manly, Australia
  • English
  • 0958160848
  • 9780958160841
  • 2,379,312

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Dr. Soezin Krog, Senior Lecturer, University of South Africa (Unisa) "The program provides teachers with invaluable skills on how movement enables neurological development and with the right kind of movement, children are able to achieve learning readiness and learn better. Move to Learn also emphasises the importance of movement in the educational programme."
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About B. Pheloung

Barbara Pheloung, B.A., Dip.Ed.(Spec.Ed.), was a resource teacher, born in Canada, who spent over 35 years specialising in working in the field of special education in Australia. In 1987 she set up a specialised treatment centre in Manly, Australia, known as 'The Beach House'. This was a private centre for those with Learning Difficulties and Hyperactivity in which Teachers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and a Physical Education Teacher worked together sharing their expertise. Barbara's team proved that by working together, starting with the professional who met the most basic needs of a particular child, results could be quick and permanent. The success of The Beach House also demonstrated that similar centres could be set up in any community and with a minimum of financial support. Barbara went on to become a pioneer in the field of learning difficulties; authoring four books, producing two educational DVDs and working with thousands of students, parents and teachers across the world. She and her associates refined and perfected a sequential movement program that can be done with an individual, a small group or with a whole class and requires little in terms of training or equipment. The movement sequences seem to act as a 'neurological kick-start', helping children to reach learning readiness and removing the obstacles that had blocked them in the past. In 2004 Barbara was nominated for Australian of the Year.
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