Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head
Smart Moves Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head Author:Carla Hannaford Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest insights from scientific research to questions that affect learners of all ages. Examining the body's role in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning. Dr. Hannaford offers clear alternatives an... more »d remedies that people can put into practice right away to make a real difference in their ability to learn. She advocates more enlightened educational practices for homes and schools including: a more holistic view of each learner; less emphasis on rote learning; more experiential, active instruction; less labeling of learning disabilities; more physical movement; more personal expression through arts, sports and music; less prescribing of Ritalin and other drugs whose long term effects are not even known. * This is the revised and enlarged second edition of a very popular book that has sold over 100,000 copies. * Includes recent research on the brain and a new emphasis on the importance of the emotional environment for learning. * It begins with a new foreword by well known scientist Candace Pert whose work on neuropeptides has revolutionized our view of the mind/body connection.« less
Very useful information if you are considering integrating movement exercises into a treatment plan for learning problems. She gives some basic instructions on Braingym exercises developed by Dennison.
She is very detailed in explaining the how's and why's of how the brain works. Not your run of the mill "help your child learn" book. I found it very helpful.