Physical Education Matters
The activities in this book have been developed with a real understanding of the importance of learning in action. It offers new and experience teachers tools that are fun and easy to deliver.
Montessori International, Wendy Fidler
Interactive, adaptive movements underpin this innovative approach to communication skills development... Whereas traditional education relies on separate activities for the brain and the body, this approach considers the brain to be a multi-function parallel processor. This is music to the ears for Montessori teachers, who have always advocated movement-based cross-curricular teaching... The activities are suitable for use at home or school; this book is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists and especially students learning about speech and language development.
This book may be particularly useful for students who would like to build up a repertoire of therapy ideas while on placement. Some activities may also be useful to share with parents to present therapy in a fun way at home.
Richard Couch, Ph.D., Principal, Tobinworld II, San Francisco Bay Area, California
A unique multidisciplinary curriculum, this well researched resource is a valuable collection of practical, fun, and everyday/everywhere techniques. Speech in Action is an ever so welcome addition for educators, therapists, and families working with people who have special needs. I provide all my teachers with a classroom copy.
Thomas Todd, Special Education Teacher
While working with students who have special education needs you have to find effective techniques to develop functional life skills. Speech in Action is a great resource. I use it daily to promote learning using the multimodality lessons to teach children with a variety of abilities and age levels.
Mark M. Osredkar Ph.D CCC-Slp
Speech in Action really works! Throughout my career of over twenty years, while managing hundreds of therapists, teaching at a major university, owning and being the administrator of a school for handicapped children and all the while enthusiastically working as a Speech Pathologist, I've espoused this methodology. I absolutely endorse the concept of Adapted Physical Education Specialists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists integrating goals that provide language rich, concept rich and fun physical activities that everyone can participate in. This is the way to learn! It's absolutely fantastic that we now have a practical fun resource that provides the step by step directions to make it happen. In utilizing this resource I've observed that students are encouraged to participate in an active manner. They are motivated to problem solve, cooperate and collaborate by the sheer joy of playful learning. I recommend this resource to the vast family of those who care for students throughout the world.