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The Extra Lesson

Movement, Drawing, and Painting Exercises to Help Children with Difficulties in Writing, Reading, and Arithmetic

Audrey E. McAllen

132 pp.  
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"




This revised and expanded 6th edition of The Extra Lesson gives careful and thorough instructions for the remedial drawing, painting, and movement exercises developed by Audrey E. McAllen. The difficulties experienced by students struggling to learn writing, reading, and arithmetic are addressed by the activities described. Students of elementary and high school age are able to find a new connection to who they are and to their tasks, thus overcoming obstacles to their learning.

Topics covered in this book include:

  • The Development of Movement in the First Seven Years
  • Children with Writing, Reading, and Arithmetic Problems
  • Assessment Exercises: Procedures, Interpretations, Recommendations
  • Exercises: Exercises to Develop Body Geography; Exercises to Develop Spatial Orientation; Exercises for Supporting Further Integration of Early Movement Patterns, Midlines, and Will Senses; Exercises to Support Eye Movement Development; Exercises for Developing Sense of Rhythm with Harmonization of Body Space and Breathing; Exercises for Establishing Dominance on the Right or Left Side of the Body; Stretching and Lifting Exercises in Relation to the Three Dimensions of Space; Drawing Exercises; Painting Exercises
  • Development of Reading through a Living Relationship to Writing
  • Arithmetic
  • Structure and Timing of Lessons
  • Reassessment: Monitoring Progress
  • Using the Exercises for Classes or Groups

Related Titles

  • Creative Form Drawing with Children Aged 6-10 Years : Workbook 1
  • Movement, Your Child’s First language : How Movement and Music Assist Brain Development in Children Aged 3–7 Years

    Related Titles by Subject:

    Waldorf & Special Needs Education: General and Waldorf & Special Needs Education: Resources