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Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair, a Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Learning Book

Jamee Riggio Heelan

This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with boundless energy and determination.
Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not. Taylor works hard to strengthen his weak legs in therapy and at home. But when he learns to use a wheelchair, he finds that he is able to get around school more quickly than he could with his walker. He is even able to play basketball with Tyler!
Accompanied by Simmonds' bright multimedia paintings, Heelan's reveals the experiences of a child who lives with physical limitations and shows how wheelchairs allow people to be more independent.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Jan 4th, 2000
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.62in - 9.04in - 0.36in - 0.77lb
  • EAN: 9781561452194
  • Recommended age: 06-09
  • Categories: Disabilities & Special NeedsHealth & Daily Living - Physical ImpairmentsFamily - Parents

About the Author

Simmonds, Nicola: - Nicola Simmonds holds a BA Honors in Visual Communications from the University of Brighton. She has been involved in the design and production of children's books for the past decade, both in England and the United States. She lives in Georgia.
Heelan, Jamee Riggio: - Jamee Riggio Heelan holds a BS in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas. She is the coordinator of the Children's Amputee Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Her work is dedicated to treating children and educating others about childhood disabilities. She lives in Illinois.

Praise for this book

The facts are here, the frustration, the courage, the hope.--Booklist