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Getting into the Game: Sports Programs for Kids with Autism Paperback – Jul 15 2012

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; Original edition (July 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849052492
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849052498
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #342,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Getting into the Game: Sports Programs for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder will help families, clinicians and coaches support children with autism in taking their first steps into sport and recreation.

Participation in individual and team sports plays an important part in children's development and promotes growth in a number of areas. As well as the obvious health benefits, sport also provides the perfect backdrop to teach young people with autism about rules, strategy and teamwork – all invaluable lessons that can be applied to wider society. By detailing six of the most popular sports, cycling, ice skating, swimming, soccer, taekwondo, and tennis, and including the unique experiences of families of children with autism, it offers all the information, advice, and support needed to help get kids with autism engaged in fun and positive sport environments.

About the Author

Veronica Smith has been a professor of Special Education for the past seven years. She has a speciality in autism and developmental disabilities and has published several articles on intervention and evidence-based instructional practices for children with autism. She is an active amateur athlete who is committed to fitness and believes in the benefits of lifelong physical activity. Veronica lives in Alberta, Canada. Stephanie Patterson is a certified professional figure skating coach (National Coaching Certification Program Level 1) and doctoral student focusing on intervention practices for children with ASD. She has developed and delivered a modified learn to ice skate program for youth with ASD. Stephanie currently lives is Los Angeles, California.

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By C Everdell on May 16 2014
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A great resource for anyone working with children. Clearly explained steps for each sport covered. Easy to follow and read. Good coaching suggestions.
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