In those with learning difficulties & disabilities the foundations for classroom learning have not been properly laid. Barbara Pheloung’s Help Your Class to Learn brings together her practical experience in a form which teachers and busy parents will find useful and encouraging. It has a lot of information about setting up a perceptual movement program in a school, including suggestions of equipment , (much of which you could make yourself), & activities.
The book provides theoretical background to support the practical work and information for accessing additional services. With the cooperation of psychologist Robyn Taylor, Barbara also presents research showing the tangible results from her work with this program.
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Schools could teach nearly all children to read .... 12
How children develop .... 21
Nutrition and movement .... 31
The cost of not helping LD children .... 41
A perceptual movement program in action .... 45
A movement program in a small school .... 62
Movement in a public school classroom in Queensland .... 66
One concerned mum in country NSW .... 70
Movement for LDs in a state high school ... 81
Australian LD resources .... 87
The conclusion is that this is the beginning .... 105
Glossary .... 110
1. Assessment at the beach house .... 114
2. Teacher checklist for learning difficulties .... 115
3. Student record cards .... 119
4. Activity cards .... 120
5. Articles on learning difficulties .... 129
6. Parent interview form .... 140
7. Results of word recognition reading test .... 144
8. Station sheets .... 145
References ... 146
Study of sensory integration combined with remedial teaching methods .... 148