Can't Play Won't Play: Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Can't Play Won't Play: Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

by Sharon Drew, Elizabeth Atter


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Learning to roller skate or ride a bike should be an enjoyable experience, but for a child with developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD, also known as dyspraxia), these activities can lead to frustration and failure. Can't Play Won't Play is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with DCD to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted.

Whatever game you choose to try with your child, this book will offer handy hints for developing the necessary skills to make it a fun and rewarding experience. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills. The authors provide useful equipment lists and safety tips, and include photographs and diagrams to demonstrate the activities. The delightful illustrations add to the book's appeal, making it a friendly and accessible guide to dip into when you are in need of inspiration.

Can't Play Won't Play is an essential resource for parents, teachers and all those working with children with DCD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843106012
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2008
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.73(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Sharon Drew is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for providing practical support for children with living and learning difficulties. She has written several professional textbooks as well as a children's book entitled Jack and the Disorganised Dragon. Elizabeth Atter is a physiotherapist with 25 years' experience of working with children and is passionate about enabling children and young people to engage in physical activity for a healthy life. Both of the authors have experience of teaching professionals and the public at national and international levels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction… Usually a Really Good Place to Start! 2. Can't Play Won't Play. 3. Let's Go Swimming. 4. On your Bike! 5. Throwing, Catching and Bat and Ball Games. 6. Soccer Crazy: Can We Kick it? Yes We Can! 7. Rugby: A Game of Up and Under. 8. Skip to my Lou. 9. 'French' Skipping… Ooh La La! 10. Get Your Skates On. 11. Bounce Back: Rebounding for Fun and Fitness. 12. 'B' is for Balance and Ball. 13. Let's get Physical. 14. Chill Out. Further Reading. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Appendix 3. Index.

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