What Do You Use to Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

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Loving Healing Press, 2011 - Education - 28 pages
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Who are the people with disabilities in your neighborhood?Maggie and Momma love going for walks. During every outing, Maggie learns aboutsomething new. Today's no different! Momma has arranged for Maggie to meet lotsof people in her neighborhood. They all have different jobs. They all come from differentcultures. They all use different things to help their bodies. Maggie doesn't just stopto chit-chat. Rather, she gets to the bottom of things. By asking the right question, shediscovers how many people with disabilities use aids to help them out. Let's find outhow they work, too!
Children will learn that disabilities occur in every cultureParents and teachers can accurately explain how various disability aids workChildren will realize that working with a disability is a possibility for someTherapists can use this book as a motivational tool for patients with disabilitiesKids can satisfy their curiosity about disability aids in an unimposing manner
Therapists' Acclaim:
"This book is just right for a preschooler or young elementaryaged child who needs a simple introductory explanationabout disabilities and accommodations. It's charactersexperience varied limitations and are represented byculturally diverse people in the neighborhood. The bookis short, matter of fact, colorful and to the point."
--Laurie Zelinger, PhD, author of Please Explain Anxiety to Me
"Perception of a disability is life-shaping for those whoare 'differently able'. it is imperative that they have assistivedevices to help them lead normal lives and beperceived as 'normal'. i.e. differently able. Your bookshows people living their normal lives with assistive deviceswhich is the way it should be Thanks for your greatcontribution to the positive perception of people who aredifferently abled."
--N.Siddiq, B.Sc., M.D., CBC freelance broadcast journalist
"This book is a great resource for parents, teachers andother childhood educators to help teach children aboutliving with a disability. It offers important lessons in tolerance, compassion and dignity."
--Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications, March of Dimes Canada
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Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues - Special Needs
Education: Special Education - Physical Disabilities

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User Review  - ronincats - LibraryThing

This book is appropriate for preschool and kindergarten children, introducing them to the types of assistive technology used by people with disabilities. It is a pattern book, with simple, repeating ... Read full review

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User Review  - sara1022 - LibraryThing

This book is a great way to talk comfortably with children about people who have disabilities and assistive devices. Although people have mentioned that it is great for preschoolers and really early ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

sudesh Singal is a Teacher Librarian in Sacramento, California. She grew up in India and came to California in her twenties. Sudesh's mother told Sudesh this story numerous times while she was growing up. Although Sudesh is unsure about the origin of the story, she knows the positive influence the story has on her thinking. Moongi and Mohan live inside her. Sudesh is married and lives with her husband in Sacramento. She has two adult children and one grandson.

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