First Steps to a Physical Basis of Concentration

By: Roy Anderson


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Size: 234mm x 154mm
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9781899836345
Format: Paperback
Published: March 1999

First Steps identifies the traditionally ignored physical causes of inattention. Children's conduct and learning problems can be caused by poor concentration, and this is frequently viewed as a behavioural problem. First Steps challenges this view, examining the specific effect of early motor neuron development on the ability to concentrate.

For all teachers and parents, this groundbreaking investigation will prove invaluable. Providing a programme of physical exercises that can effectively reduce inattention, this book targets areas such as sleep, walking and spelling, and forges links with topics such as autism, epilepsy, dyslexia, schizophrenia and chronic fatigue syndrome. A relevant, revelatory book, First Steps demonstrates how carrying out simple exercises for only a few minutes a day can greatly improve a child's concentration.

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Roy Anderson

Twenty eight years of varied experience led Roy Anderson to the innovative and exciting conclusions put forward in his book. Following three years in an industrial laboratory, he taught secondary school children in a disadvantaged community and became involved in remedial teaching. This led to posts at a junior school, a Remedial Reading Centre, and a Reading and Language Service. In retirement, Roy helped even more children with his weekly primary school visits. His methods continue to help children to overcome their learning difficulties.


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