OE Wants It To Be Friday: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination by Jo Meserve MachOE Wants It To Be Friday: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination by Jo Meserve Mach

OE Wants It To Be Friday: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-Determination

byJo Meserve Mach, Stroup-Rentier Lynne Vera

Paperback | September 12, 2016

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OE Wants It To Be Friday

OE is counting down the days until Friday. It’s her favorite day of the week. Each day she has fun, but she knows she will have fabulous fun on Friday. She can’t wait for her special time with Dad and her coach, Austin.

Finding My Way Books honor children with special needs or disabilities by sharing their stories. OE has CP and uses a wheelchair.

Jo Meserve Mach, author and publisher, spent 36 years as an Occupational Therapist. She is very passionate about sharing the stories of children with special needs. Jo embraces the joy that individuals with disabilities bring to our communities through their unique gifts.Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier, author, worked in the fields of Early...
Title:OE Wants It To Be Friday: A True Story Promoting Inclusion and Self-DeterminationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.15 inPublished:September 12, 2016Publisher:Finding My Way BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944764224

ISBN - 13:9781944764227


Editorial Reviews

"OE Wants It To Be Friday" is a special book celebrating a girl named Olga Ellise who has cerebral palsy but still leads an active, rich life. Another real person featured in "OE Wants It To be Friday" is Austin Hanson, who is an adult US Paralympic Boccia Team competitor despite his cerebral palsy diagnosis. OE is an adopted child from Russia who spent the first five years of her life in a crib. Now she leads a full active life, up every day, using a wheel chair and an assistive communication device, attending school, and playing her favorite sport, boccia, on Fridays with her coach, Austin. Using a special ramp and a special ball, OE plans and places her ball shot to win points in boccia, with coaching from Austin. Both OE and Austin work hard on playing boccia, taking time for a break and a drink when they need it. OE just loves her Friday boccia lessons with Austin and her Dad! "OE Wants It To BE Friday" is part of a series, featuring an inspiring true story about a child's life that exemplifies self-determination and skill building in children with disabilities. After reading the inspirational description of OE's daily life and routine, with accompanying color photo action portraits, there is a Family Guide for Promoting Self-Determination to assist parents and caretakers of children like OE. Also, there are further suggestions for Classroom Activities for 'OE Wants It To Be Friday,' emphasizing facilitating problem solving and listening, increased understanding of non-verbal communication, and learning about different ways to communicate. "OE Wants It To Be Friday" is a typical inspirational biographical sketch about a real child who is practicing learning the skills of self-determination and communication. The message of inclusion is paramount in this and other books in this series. Nancy LorraineSenior ReviewerMidwest Book Review