Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump: A Simple Exercise Program for Home and School

Author(s): Geoff Platt

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Demonstrates how regular exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. This guide is suitable for parents, Physical Education teachers, and other teachers of recreation and games classes.


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Geoff Platt, PhD, has worked as a lecturer in Sport Science for ten 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 just completed a PhD for which he carried out extensive research into strength exercises for children with dyspraxia.

Acknowledgments. Preface.; Part I. The Background.; 1. Introducing Dyspraxia.; 2. The Causes of Dyspraxia.; 3. The Importance of Exercise.; 4. The Basics of the Human Musculoskeletal System.; Part II. The Exercise Program.; 5. Why it Works.; 6. The Exercises and Session Plans.; 7. The Role of Parents and Teachers.; 8. Meet Some 'Graduates' of the Program. References.

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  • : 9781849051712
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : April 2011
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Geoff Platt
  • : Paperback
  • : 618.928552
  • : 144
  • : 50 b&w photographs