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.