This book is unique because it focuses entirely on encouraging physical fitness through play and social activities, rather than on prescriptive exercises. Developing skills such as riding a bike, swimming and skating will not only help to improve children's fitness, but will enable them to play alongside their peers.
This is a marvellous book intended for a lay audience, particular parents. This means that despite the fact it is written by two health professionals it is refreshingly jargon free and extremely user friendly in its layout and style. If you are working with any parents who have children with motor coordination problems this is the book to refer them to for practical suggestions about not only what they can do to help their son or daughter but also how to do it (in nice easy baby steps). If you are wondering if the parent you are working with is doing all he or she could to help, or is really going to be able to meet the developmental needs of their 'special child', then this book should help you to make this assessment.
Written by an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist - both very experienced, this book will be of immense value to partents/carers with a child who has dyspraxia/developmental coorderination disorders, as well as the practictioners involved in their care.