Professor David Sugden honoured by Iowa State University
In September 2010, Professor David Sugden was invited to be the Pease Family Scholar at Iowa State University.
The Pease Family Scholar program was created in memory of Harvey and Bomell Pease, Newport Beach, Calif. The endowment was established in 1991 by their son, Dean Pease, and his wife, Sally, to bring visiting scholars to the Iowa State campus. Dean Pease, who died in 1994, chaired the department of health and human performance from 1987 to 1990. Professor Sugden was only the second UK-based academic to have been honoured in this way since the creation of the program.
During his time in Iowa, he presented a free public lecture entitled "Identifying, Assessing, and Supporting Children with Movement Difficulties,". This drew on his lifelong interest in this area. “This is my passion. If you think movement is not important, think what you’ve done today that doesn’t involve movement.” His lecture called for the adoption of an 'ecological perspective' so that the intervention "becomes an approach, not an add-on to normal life."
Read a report of this event on the Iowa State University website.