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This email contains information about the University of Queensland’s Motor Active program, designed for children aged 3-12 with motor coordination and developmental disabilities.
The University of Queensland, School of Human Movement Studies runs a land-based remedial movement program, ‘Motor Active’, for children aged 3-12 with motor coordination and developmental disabilities. This program focuses on enhancing confidence, motivation and fundamental motor skills important for child development i.e. balance, strength, flexibility, locomotion, agility, kicking, catching, batting, passing, coordination, spatial awareness and manual dexterity activities. The activities performed within the program are completed one-on-one with an assigned instructor with expert knowledge of exercise physiology and are tailored to each child’s individual level of functional ability. We also include group interaction activities into the program to help promote social interaction with other children and reduce social anxiety in a physical activity environment. At the beginning of the program each child completes a motor proficiency fitness assessment which helps determine which of the above areas require additional attention throughout the duration of the program. A final assessment is also completed at the end of the 8 week program to observe the degree of improvement gained across the program.
In addition to the ‘Fundamental Motor Skills’ program offer, Motor Active also runs a ‘Sports Skills’ program designed to provide children with an introduction to individual and team sports and provide a stepping stone between our fundamental motor skills program and school sport. ‘Sports Skills’ is designed to accommodate school aged children between 5 and 12 years who have difficulty learning sport skills in a school environment. The program focuses on developing sports skills, game rules and human anatomy knowledge and also provides a setting for enhancing each child’s confidence and motivation in a sporting environment. The program offers one-on-one weekly sessions with an assigned instructor with expert knowledge of exercise physiology. Each session focuses on three sports and includes group interaction (warm-up, game scenarios, cool-down and stretching). The weekly sessions also incorporate learning how the human body works, the muscles important for specific sports and game rules.
For your interest, please find attached additional information about the program, including program dates and prices, and the enrolment form. Enrolments for the Term 3 Motor Active program are currently being taken. The Term 3 program commences on the 24th/25th/26th July and runs for a duration of 8 weeks.
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Motor Active Program Coordinator
Adapted Physical Activity Program Coordinator (APAP)
School of Human Movement Studies
The University of Queensland
Brisbane Qld 4072
Ph: 07 3365 6117
Fax: 07 3365 6877
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