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

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 15, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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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.

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Very basic information that I already knew. It is suitable for parents and other who have very little understanding of children in this category. As a professional I needed a meatier book that delves ... Read full review


1 IntroductionUsually a Really Good Place to Start
2 Cant Play Wont Play
3 Lets Go Swimming
4 On Your Bike
5 Throwing Catching and Bat and Ball Games
Can We Kick It? Yes We Can
A Game of Up and Under
8 Skip to My Lou
Rebounding for Fun and Fitness
12 B is for Balance and Ball
13 Lets Get Physical
14 Chill Out
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9 French SkippingOoh La La
10 Get Your Skates On

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About the author (2008)

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.

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