Carla Hannaford's best selling book on movement and learning. This internationally acclaimed book brings the latest insights from scientific research to examine the body's role in learning, from infancy through adulthood. Carla Hannaford presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning. With real-life poignant examples, she exposes the effect of traditional educational practices that ignore this link.
Smart Moves explores the many factors that contribute to the growing plague of learning disabilities: TV viewing, different foods, environmental factors, as well as the devastating effects of stress, and its consequent production of neurochemicals like cortisol that inhibit learning.
Dr. Hannaford offers clear alternatives and 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.
Smart Moves also offers instructions for performing the Brain Gym movements. These are simple, coordinated exercises that help build neural pathways so critical to learning and help reverse the effects of neural damage in a natural drug free way.
With a new Introduction by Dr. Candace B. Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion.
—Joseph Chilton Pearce
"I have never seen a better guide to creating more effective learning situations in home and school."
—Dr. Willis Harmon, President, Institute Of Noetic Sciences
—Betty Edwards, author, Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain
—Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul
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LC 95-32775 CIP
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