NCHPAD Book Corner: Physical Activities for Improving Children's Learning and Behavior: A Guide to Sensory Motor Development
Cheatum, B. A., & Hammond, A. A. (2001). Physical activities for improving children's learning and behavior: A guide to sensory motor development. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Billye Ann Cheatum and Allison A. Hammond wrote this book to provide parents and educators with solid information on the stages of growth and development, neurological development, and sensory systems that are often at the root of academic and movement/motor problems. In the first half of the book, the author discusses sensory motor development, including chapters on common behaviors and learning problems; neurological growth and development; tips for sensory motor development programs; reflexes; and body awareness. The second half of the book includes information on the sensory systems, including an overview; as well as separate chapters devoted to the vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile, visual, and auditory systems.
For more information and to purchase a copy, go to http://www.humankinetics.com/products/showproduct.cfm?isbn=0880118741, or call Human Kinetics Publishing at 800-747-4457.