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ERIC Number: ED077171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Hoopes, Amy T.
Research into visual, perceptual, and motor coordination suggests that the kind of physical activity and coordination involved in swimming might prevent some cases of dyslexia and improve the academic performance of many learning disabled children. Early neurological development shows a relationship among the creeping period, later communication skills, and visual coordination. Failure to develop bilaterality during the creeping stage may be related to eventual reading problems. Swimming demands of the child the mastery of neurological activities he may have missed earlier. Swimming provides the patterning experiences suggested by Carl Delacato and Glenn Doman in an atmosphere of fun. Improved swimming skills have been observed to parallel academic improvement. Instructional pools should be constructed in all elementary schools. (DB)
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