Jun 292014
 
Here are some activities, from a book by Dr. Peter Blythe of Chester, UK, that can help a student overcome dyspraxia. It is best if they are performed for 5-10 minutes twice a day. These make great movement breaks at school or home.  These are just a sample!  There are many more available, or you can make up your own based on these.
  • walk the clock (draw a large clock face on the ground and play a game of walking to the time that is called out)
  • hop scotch with days or months in the squares
  • play games involving guessing when 10 sec., 20 sec., or 1 minute is over; for example, try to juggle for exactly 20 seconds
  • memorization (poems, multiplication tables, phone #) should be done while student is moving—balancing on a ball, doing cross knee touches, juggling, jumping rope, etc.)
  • teach student some simple cross-over exercises such as juggling, cross-knee marching, or crawling which they can do at home and between classes.

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