Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 214 pages)
The Arts and Youth at Risk: Global and Local Challenges is a contribution to the lively international dialogue about creative and arts-based interventions for young people categorized as "at risk". It contains chapters written by internationally recognized researchers and practitioners in arts education, youth arts and criminology. The instrumental benefit of arts participation for disadvantaged and marginalized young people is an area of increasing interest worldwide. This body of research highlights the positive educational and social outcomes of arts programs within and outside the schooling system. It also interrogates the ethics of arts interventions in a diverse and socially inequitable global context. The book questions the motivations of those working with "at risk" youth and challenges practitioners to ensure that their work with marginalised communities is efficacious as well as socially and politically responsible. Professor Shirley Brice Heath describes this book as "philosophically complex and pragmatically provocative". She commends the editors and authors for taking "the brave stance of interrogating the consequences, trajectories, and effects of participation in the arts by young people - especially those who carry labels such as at risk." She calls attention to the critical need as outlined in this volume to consider contextual background as well as an international perspective on children and youth when planning and delivering social and arts-based interventions. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (144 pages) : illustrations
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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Children with dyspraxia often have reduced motor skills including balance, timing and coordination, as well as weak muscles - something recent research suggests may be not only a symptom but a cause of the condition. It is no wonder then, that they will do everything in their power to avoid gym class! By encouraging children with dyspraxia to take part in an easy and fun exercise program, teachers and parents can help them to overcome their symptoms, enjoy physical activities, and become as active as their friends and classmates. Geoff Platt's highly effective program aims to improve strength and fitness by focusing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. These simple exercises can be taught by anyone and no specialist supervision or equipment is required. This book demonstrates how regular exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, eliminating weakness by improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. This practical guide will be an essential resource for parents, Physical Education teachers, and other teachers of recreation and games classes who are looking to help children with dyspraxia to reduce weakness and improve motor skills. (source: Nielsen Book Data)