Book: How to help a clumsy Child
Author: Lisa A. KurtzMs.
Kurtz is a therapist with a broad curriculum of study, training and professional experience with children with motor problems, who have autism, dyspraxia, etc..And his father was a specialist in pediatric therapies and of course she works at a prestigious U.S. school (and yes .... if we could we would go without hesitation to USA with Arnau).
On the website of college you can see the picture of this lady and she's a kind woman that conveys affection and closeness, but more important is that after reading one of his books had very clear that Ms. Kurtz knows what he speaks.
The book tells us that children are "dumb" may for various reasons, external factors, medical impairements or pathologies .... But a child who has a vision problem so is it usually because the sensory and developmental delays caused that these children are left behind, hence are often teased by others children in school, park etc, and if to this we add the pressure to which it submits its environment (parents, teachers...), often with good will, saying to go ahead, do not give up, try it now, etc, the child can get frustrated badly. (that's one thing to accept frustration but another is to become an everyday thing).
It speaks of the Neurodevelopmental Therapy and explains each of the words that you find on the road when our children have motor problems or similar. Actually has a mini-dictionary at the end of the book that helps a lot to understand concepts, acronyms,etc..No doubt the book I recommend, not only because of the way so clear in which is also explained by how easy it can be to help a young, is that with patience and observation, but especially considering each child as a unique case rather than forcing him to be part of a statistic, she explains that for example in writing must have a margin of understanding because if we try everything to have a pattern possibly do more harm than good. On the other hand, it's okay there are pathologies that are far of this book and other I read and can not be improved ..... or maybe yes!! I apply as many things in Arnau and I see the progress, but of course every one should do he deems necessary and consult with the professionals they rely.
Besides all this, Lisa made a tables of contains in the book really clears to detect hypotonia, to explain the test and how they should do, to tell the therapies help and whoever can make, to do work, etc ....All very clear and concise. The book speaks about balance, how to make bath time, dressing and food are not a good drama, it's great to have the opportunity to read to Lisa A. Kurtz .... it's a shame that this book has been translated into Spanish until 2011 when it was published in 2003. But luckily we can enjoy.
Recommended for everyone (family, teachers and therapists).