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ERIC Number: EJ948309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Riding Bikes: A Pastime for Every Child
Mathias, Michelle
Exceptional Parent, v41 n5 p28-29 May 2011
People have heard the expression "It's as easy as riding a bike." But the idea of a child with special needs balancing, steering, and pedaling a bike can seem out of reach for some; especially when he may be unable to walk unaided or hold his head up without support. Physical capabilities or stamina need not keep a child from this pleasurable outdoor pastime. Regardless of ability, there is a bike out there that he can ride, especially with today's advancing technology. Whether a parent chooses an adapted bike or accessorizes an off-the-shelf model, one thing's certain--biking alongside family and friends makes for a wonderful social outing. This article focuses on the physical, social, and emotional benefits of bike riding for a child with special needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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