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
For more info see www.JewelKats.com
From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
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)

Jewel Kats was born Michelle Meera Katyal in Toronto, Canada on November 24, 1978. At the age of nine, she was involved in a car accident, which left her with limited use of her legs. She became an author and disability advocate. For six years, she wrote a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps Howard News Service and The Halifax Chronicle Herald. She wrote 11 books and created the Fairy Ability Tales series, which reimagined fairy tales to feature a protagonist with a disability or chronic illness. Her books include What Do You Use to Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities, DitzAbled Princess: A Comical Diary Inspired by Real Life, and Miss Popular Steals the Show: Girls in Wheelchairs Rule! She has won several awards including two Mom's Choice silver medals, a gold medal from Gelett Burgess Awards, and a bronze medal from IPPY Awards. She was the inspiration behind Archie Comics character, Harper Lodge. She died on January 7, 2016 at the age of 37.

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