Challenge Me! (TM): Mobility Activity Cards
  • Challenge Me! (TM): Mobility Activity Cards

Challenge Me! ™: Mobility Activity Cards

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Cards Published: 15/12/2006
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This set of beautifully illustrated full-colour cards, together with a detailed instruction booklet, will be a valuable tool for all professionals and parents facilitating the rehabilitation of children with neurological disorders and general developmental disabilities. The activities address the development of mobility and coordination skills, while also promoting independence and self-esteem, using a fun approach that will be motivating for children. The cards are grouped into nine categories: sitting, standing, walking, floor ladder, stair, jumping, rolling and `extra' challenges, as well as free choice cards, and they progress in difficulty, allowing facilitators to gradually build on the child's abilities. The instruction booklet offers detailed information on each exercise, which will help facilitators to plan for and extend activities according to the child's skills. Information on the health benefits of these activities for children and practical guidance on how to use the materials creatively demonstrates how the activities can be made more flexible in order to meet the various needs of different children. The Challenge Me! cards will make mobility training enjoyable for both children and their facilitators, and are suitable for use by anyone working to improve children's mobility skills, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, teachers and teaching assistants, conductive education practitioners and parents.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843104971
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 125 x 90 x 26 mm

The activities are targeted at children aged from three to 12 years, and I would recommend them to parents and to teaching assistants. -- Community Practitioner
Set against a background of motor development, the 56 speech and communication cards are prompts for tasks and activities believed to improve and develop the following areas: inhaling, exhaling, facial tasks and lip movements, tongue control and sounds. The cards are beautifully illustrated with specific motor activities that could be carried out in various settings, e.g. clinic, school or home environments. A manual provides additional explanations/ instructions for the activities. -- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The cards are beautifully produced with lovely pictures demonstrating the activities. There is a range of useful, fun exercises to support the mechanisms needed for speech: breath control and motor control of tongue, lips and facial muscles. -- Children & Young People Now
Challenge Me! Mobility Activity Cards feature simple challenges ideal for children aged 3-12, particularly those with mild to moderate neurological and related disabilities. The pack of 56 cards contains activities designed to be fun and to improve problem solving, co-ordination, balance and mobility. -- HemiHelp Newsletter
The Challenge Me! Mobility Activity Cards address mobility, balance coordination, spatial awareness, trunk control, transferring skills, gross motor skills, flexibility, adaptability, safety, and awareness, and independence. Practicing these skills can also have a knock on effect on self-esteem and confidence.' 'The Challenge Me! Mobility Activity cards provide easy and fun ways to practice physical skills. They would be particularly good for parents to use at home and for children to use at lunch and play times at school. They could help facilitate social games as the activities are accessible at a variety of levels. Parents and Professionals will get lots of ideas for games and activities that help promoted mobility skills from these activity cards. -- Down Syndrome Educational Trust Magazine

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