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Common Movement Disorders in Children: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and Management  [PDF]
Isabelle Korn-Lubetzki, Israel Steiner
Neuroscience & Medicine (NM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/nm.2012.31014
Abstract: Movement disorders in childhood are a heterogeneous group of diseases with presentations that vary according to etiopathogenesis and age of onset. While sharing certain characteristics with the conditions that affect adults, they also have unique features that are determined by the metabolic, physiological and environmental distinctiveness of the developing brain. This context makes the nervous system of children vulnerable to various insults such as birth trauma, infections and toxicity. Some inborn errors of metabolism and genetic conditions selectively affect the young brain and psychological adaptation may also contribute to the occurrence and severity of certain conditions at this age group. The present review outlines the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and course, diagnosis and therapy of movement disorders in children. We also emphasize, when available, preventive and prophylactic measures and conclude by suggesting several avenues for future research in aspects that are currently not well understood.
How Often Do You Move? Improving Student Learning in the Elementary Classroom through Purposeful Movement  [PDF]
Emily McGregor, Karen Swabey, Darren Pullen
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.36002

It is estimated that 85 percent of students in school are natural kinaesthetic learners. It has been suggested that these particular learners are not being catered to through traditional teaching practices. There is a growing body of evidence to support the connection between physical movement and increased student academic achievement. This research differs from existing literature as it focuses on teachers’ inclusion of physical movement in everyday classroom learning. The aim of this research was to investigate how and why elementary school teachers incorporate movement into everyday classroom learning. Qualitatively, significant differences were found between how teachers believed they integrated movement into their everyday classroom learning, and how movement can be integrated to benefit student’s engagement and academic achievement. These findings suggest that the integration of movement into everyday classroom learning significantly increases student engagement. Professional development for teachers as well as communities of practice, need to be accessible by teachers in order for them to learn how to integrate movement into their everyday classroom learning and therefore increase their students’ academic achievement as well as engagement in learning.

Creating Student Engagement? HMM: Teaching and Learning with Humor, Music, and Movement  [PDF]
William B Strean
Creative Education (CE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2011.23026
Abstract: With growing concerns about student engagement, the theme of creative teaching and learning provides an excellent catalyst to consider methods that enhance students’ classroom experiences. Good teaching is akin to weaving a fabric of connectedness between student, teacher, and subject (Palmer, 2007). Teacher-student connection and student engagement are the two most important ingredients in teaching (Lowman, 1995). This paper explores three effective methods of weaving the fabric and engaging students in higher education. Examples of how to use humor, music, and movement to deepen learning while adding energy, engagement, and interaction are offered. A review of research supporting the methods explored in this paper is included.
Brownian Motion in Parabolic Space  [PDF]
Takahisa Okino
Journal of Modern Physics (JMP) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2012.33034
Abstract: A new mathematical system applicable to whatever Brownian problems where the Fickian diffusion equation (F-equation) is applicable was established. The F-equation, which is a parabolic type partial differential equation in the evolution equation, has ever been used for linear diffusion problems in the time-space (t, x, y, z). In the parabolic space (xt–0.5, yt–0.5, zt–0.5), the present study reveals that the F-equation becomes an ellipse type Poisson equation and furthermore the elegant analytical solutions are possible. Applying the new system to one-dimension nonlinear interdiffusion problems, the solutions were previously obtained as the analytical expressions. The obtained solutions were also elegant in accordance with the experimental results. In the present study, nonlinear diffusion problems are discussed in the two and three dimensional cases. The Brownian problem is widely relevant not only to material science but also to other various science fields. Hereafter, the new mathematical system will be thus extremely useful for the analysis of the Brownian problem in various science fields.
The Development and Rasch Calibration of a Scale to Measure Coordinative Motor Skills in Typically Developing Children  [PDF]
Giulia Bardaglio, Michele Settanni, Danilo Marasso, Giovanni Musella, Silvia Ciairano
Advances in Physical Education (APE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ape.2012.23016
Abstract: The purposes of this study were to propose and calibrate an instrument based on systematic observation intended to measure coordinative motor skills in typically developing children. The instrument, called the Coordinative Motor Skills Scale (CMSS), was administered to 96 third grade children (50% females, mean age = 8.4, SD = 0.4) from primary schools in northwest Italy. Data were analyzed employing the base Rasch model for dichotomous items (Rasch, 1960/1980). The Rasch analysis showed that the measure of coordinative motor skills is unidimensional and that the instrument was correctly targeted to the level of ability of the participants. Overall, CMSS was demonstrated to be suitable for assessing coordinative motor skills in normally developing children.
Identification of Bridge Movement Mechanisms  [PDF]
Matthew T. Yarnold
Engineering (ENG) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2014.69059

Bridge behavior is highly dependent upon the movement mechanisms present throughout the structure. These mechanisms (e.g. bearing, joints, etc.) have a substantial impact on the long-term durability and potential safety of the structure. A major distinguisher between the varieties of movement systems is their operating timescale. In some cases, they function rapidly, within fractions of a second, and in other cases gradually over days, months or even years. However, in nearly all cases, the lifecycle of the movement system is shorter than that of the bridge assuring the need for future intervention. Breakdown of a movement system can produce unintended forces/deformations that progressively degrade the structure. Identification and tracking of movement mechanisms proactively address long-term durability by helping to avoid these unintended consequences. A general framework for characterization of these mechanisms was developed. This framework was applied to an operating bridge that includes several critical mechanisms operating over different timescales. As a result of this and other studies, recommendations are provided for identification of bridge movement systems.


Development of Portable Monitoring System for Real-Time Detection of Fetal Movement  [PDF]
Qifeng Jiang, Bin Gao, Yang Li
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (ABB) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/abb.2018.98026
Abstract: Effective fetal monitoring is an important guarantee for fetal health and early treatment. Fetal movement is one of critical indicators of fetal monitoring, which plays an important role in fetal health. Counting the number of fetal movement by pregnant women is a traditional method for long-term monitoring. However, there are many defects in pregnant women’s feeling count, which cannot meet the accurate requirements of modern perinatal medicine. With the rapid development of biological and electronic technology, various sensors are used to probe the fetal dynamic monitoring, but not on fetal movement. This research proposes a monitoring method for fetal movement via three electrodes. Briefly: first, three electrodes are used to extract electrical signals in the abdomen of pregnant women; second, these signals are amplified and filtered; third, A/D converter with microprocessor is used to make analog digital conversion, which can be stored in the SD card under the control of the microprocessor; finally, the SD card data are processed by computer software and the fetal movement information is analyzed.
Verborgen motieven en uitgesproken persoonlijkheden. Eer en reputatie in de vroege socialistische arbeidersbeweging van Amsterdam
D. Bos
BMGN : Low Countries Historical Review , 2000,
Abstract: Hidden motives and outspoken personalities. Honour and reputation in the early socialist labour movement in Amsterdam This article analyses the role of personal reputations and honour codes among the first generations of socialist working-class activists in Amsterdam, in the thirty-year period that preceded the rise of the 'modern' Social Democratic Workers Party (SDAP). The 'old movement' as it became known, did not possess a strictly defined ideology or a very solid organisational structure, but was able to compensate for this by placing a strong emphasis on questions of honour and personal reputation. In doing so, the early socialists successfully appealed to existing mentalities within their class.
El aeropuerto y el movimiento social de Atenco
Moreno Sánchez, Enrique;
Convergencia , 2010,
Abstract: the present work reflects on the social movement in the municipality of san salvador atenco, state of mexico, mexico, which generated a series of mobilizations of peasant, laborer and popular nature in appropriation and defense of the land in a territory that is part of the metropolitan zone of mexico city. the movement, which from the start was defined as opposed to the construction of the airport, is not a matter of "peasantry-disintegration" of change of the status from peasants to laborers. one of the main reflections of this article is to precise how this movement is articulated, from the identification of the elements that unify the social demands stated, searching for the limitations such articulation has on the possible construction of a great urban work in the northeast of vast mexico city.
Τhe Contribution of Music and Movement Activities to Creative Thinking in Pre-School Children  [PDF]
Elena Chronopoulou, Vassiliki Riga
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.32031
Abstract: As interest in creativity is rising, kindergarten teachers are looking for ways to strengthen the creative potential of young children. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of music and movement activities to creative thinking in preschool children. A three month educational programme was designed and implemented, using an experimental research method. The effect on fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration of thought of 5 year old children, as well as how the programme affected creative behaviours, was studied. The results, upon completion of the educational programme, showed that the growth rate of these variables in the experimental group was statistically significant compared to the corresponding rates in the control group. In addition, the emergence of creative behaviours, such as an increased freedom of expression, a tendency to explore and experiment, and a questioning of what is commonly accepted, were considered to be a consequence of the implementation of the specific educational programme. The experimental research produced valuable information about the design and philosophy of educational programmes, and about the teaching methods of music and movement activities in kindergarten.
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