Backyards and Butterflies: Ways to Include Children with Disabilities in Outdoor ActivitiesBy Greenstein, Doreen; Miner, Naomi; Kudela, Emilie; Brookline Books
Publication Date: 1995
Handbook for parents and others who work with disabled children shows how to design and build simple, inexpensive assistive-technology devices for outdoor activities. Conceived by four mothers, a developmental psychologist, an occupational therapist, a special educator, and an illustrator, the book devotes a chapter each to six different aspects of the outdoors, (1) Our Garden, (2) Nature, (3) Animals, (4) Wheels, (5) Swings and Slides, and (6) Our Backyard. Topics covered include building accessible planting tables, adapting gardening tools for special needs, and making adapted gear for fishing and berry picking. A seventh chapter, Measurements and Materials, provides detailed information on materials for constructing the assistive devices described in the previous chapters.
Published by: Brookline Books (Website:www.brooklinebooks.com )
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