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03 April 2016
Maximizing Mindful Learning: An Innovative Mindful Awareness Intervention Improves Elementary School Students’ Quarterly Grades
This paper discusses results from the first empirical study testing the feasibility and effectiveness of an audio-guided mindful awareness training program on quarterly grade performance in traditional United States public elementary schools.
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18 June 2013
A randomised controlled trial of a brief online mindfulness-based intervention
By Kate Cavanagh, Clara Strauss, Francesca Cicconi, Natasha Griffiths, Andy Wyper, Fergal Jones Abstract: Objectives: There is growing evidence that mindfulness has positive consequences for both psychological and physical health in both clinical and non-clinical populations. The potential benefits of mindfulness underpin a range of therapeutic intervention approaches designed to increase mindfulness in both clinical… Continue reading A randomised controlled trial of a brief online mindfulness-based intervention
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28 October 2012
Retained Primitive Reflexes and ADHD in Children
By Jana Konicarova and Petr Bob Particularly important postnatal developmental reflexes that diminish in later stages of development are Moro reflex and Galant reflex that belong among the so-called primitive reflexes. According to current evidence persistence of the primitive reflexes is related to certain specific neuropsychiatric disorders. According to current knowledge there is no evidence… Continue reading Retained Primitive Reflexes and ADHD in Children
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23 November 2011
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Urban Youth
By Christine A. Burke Abstract: Objectives: The objectives of this study were to assess the general acceptability and to assess domains of potential effect of a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected and at-risk urban youth. Methods: Thirteen-to twenty-one-year-old youth were recruited from the pediatric primary care clinic of an urban… Continue reading Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Urban Youth
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02 July 2011
The Effects of Movement in the Classroom
By Carrie Jean Braniff Abstract: This is an action research study by way of [collecting] data, observation notes, and journal entries from the students during classroom activities. These journal entries the students included surveys that were completed at the beginning and end of the study. Collecting articles from journals and books was also part of… Continue reading The Effects of Movement in the Classroom
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24 May 2011
The relationship between gross motor skills and academic achievement in children with learning disabilities
By Marieke Westendorp, Esther Hartman, Suzanne Houwen, Joanne Smith, Chris Visscher Abstract: The present study compared the gross motor skills of 7- to 12-year-old children with learning disabilities (n = 104) with those of age-matched typically developing children (n = 104) using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2. Additionally, the specific relationships between subsets of… Continue reading The relationship between gross motor skills and academic achievement in children with learning disabilities
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01 January 2011
Neuro-Motor Maturity as an Indicator of Developmental Readiness for Education
By Sally Goddard Blythe Abstract: Two independent projects were undertaken with 64 children in schools in Northumberland and 6 children in Berkshire to investigate whether;  retention of three primitive reflexes (indicators of neuro-motor immaturity) was present in children in mainstream primary schools in the United Kingdom;  there was a link between immature motor skills and… Continue reading Neuro-Motor Maturity as an Indicator of Developmental Readiness for Education
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03 October 2005
Releasing Educational Potential Through Movement
By Sally Goddard Blythe Abstract: This paper provides a summary of findings from a series of independent studies that have been undertaken separately. The studies used a specific developmental test battery – the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) Developmental Test Battery for use in schools with children with special educational needs – with a total… Continue reading Releasing Educational Potential Through Movement
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