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September 1971

Movement Activities, Motor Ability and the Education of Children.

Arch Neurol. 1971;25(3):283. doi:10.1001/archneur.1971.00490030109019

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Movement Activities, Motor Abilities and the Education of Children is a collection of four experimental studies and three essays from the Perceptual-Motor Learning Laboratory at the University of California in Los Angeles.

One study deals with the self-concept of children who have coordination difficulties and is based on questionnaires. The second experimental study relates to game choices of children with movement problems. The study includes two groups of subjects: normal children and pupils with minor neurologic signs. The third chapter discusses changes in selected perceptual-motor attributes. The expression perceptual-motor is frequently abused nowadays, but the definition given here is clear and refreshing.

"Reading and the Role of Motor Training" is a brief statement emphasizing the large number of causes for poor reading and the very complex relationships of reading failure and motor function.

The book has weaknesses and strengths. The former are due to the designs and sampling of

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