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Jamie Riggio Heelan

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Heelan lives in Mundelein, Illinois

Biography: She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Occupational Therapy. Heelan has worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago since 1987. She also works independently in a school district north of Chicago within their Special Education Program with early childhood students through 8th grade. Heelan lives in Mundelein, Illinois and visits schools in and around the Chicago area and will consider invitations to travel to other states.


Primary Audience(s): Children

Jamie Riggio Heelan on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Can you hear a rainbow? :
ISBN: 1561452688 OCLC: 48249090

Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta : ©2002.

A deaf child tells how he uses sign language, hearing aids, and his other senses to communicate, how his friends help him, and how he goes to public school with an interpreter.

Rolling along :
ISBN: 156145219X OCLC: 43370675

Explains how having cerebral palsy affects Taylor, and how getting a wheelchair makes a big difference in helping him get around, do things by himself, and even play basketball with his twin Tyler.

The making of my special hand :
ISBN: 156145186X OCLC: 39042797

Peachtree, Atlanta, GA : 1998.

A child who was born with one hand tells the story of how people at the hospital made a helper hand for her, how the new hand operates, how it feels, and how she can use it.