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  • 100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

    100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds and...Silence

    by Johanne Hanko

    Games and activities are a great way for children with special needs to learn important skills. This book provides inspiration and guidance for special education teachers, teaching assistants, parents and carers on how to use lively and engaging play ideas to foster learning and development. Targeting key skills including listening, self-awareness, movement, creative thinking and relaxation, each game has been developed with the capabilities of children with special needs in mind. The appropriate age group is clearly identified, and possible variations for different abilities are provided. All of the instructions...

  • 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders

    by Tara Delaney

    Learning through play, one of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger s, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger s,...

  • 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    by Cindy Goldrich

    Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills. Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight "key" concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation and nurture the advantages—like creativity and...

  • 8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child: How to Help a Kid Who Doesn't (Quite) Fit In

    8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child: How to Help a Kid Who Doesn't (Quite) Fit In

    by Mark Bowers

    Tips and strategies for parents of kids who are “different” than all the rest. A quirky child experiences difficulty fitting in and connecting with others usually due to an interpersonal style or behaviour that stands out from the other kids. Maybe they are obsessed with a topic of interest or spend excessive hours a day reading, playing video games, or playing with just one toy. These kids are not so far afield as to fall on the autism spectrum, but they are unique, and their behaviours are not addressed...

  • Additional Needs! Additional Love!

    Additional Needs! Additional Love!

    by May Shrap

    Take a walk in the shoes of 8 additional needs families as they come to terms with unchangeable circumstances – reaching goals that may have seemed impossible! Climb Mount Hillary with them as you learn, laugh and cry, and become a new being throughout your journey. “May, you have used your words like honey and soothing balm. You have stated events so eloquently and brought healing to our family. I know that other families will be strengthened and healed through these words of wisdom. Even those who have never...

  • ADHD: 102 Practical Strategies for "Reducing the Deficit"

    ADHD: 102 Practical Strategies for "Reducing the Deficit"

    by Youthlight

    This best seller on ADD/ADHD is a concise easy-to-follow resource that features powerful strategies to help ADD/ADHD students improve their academic and social/emotional abilities. The authors present 102 ways parents and professionals can help children and adolescents cope with and overcome ADHD. Included are checklists and charts to help with organizational skills. Using a brief and quick reference format this book shows you how the deficit in ADD/ADHD can be reduced in children and adolescents. This resource is immediately useable for professionals educators and parents. It includes: Understanding and Treating...

  • Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

    Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

    by Sarah Hendrickx

    Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide...

  • Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

    Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

    by Nicole Martin

    The early years are the most critical period of learning for a child with autism. Therapeutic art-making can be a useful tool to tap into their imaginations and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort and relaxation, and providing physical and sensory support. This book is packed with tips and suggestions for how to provide art therapy for children with autism...

  • ASD and Me Picture Book: A Visual Guide to Understanding Challenges and Strengths for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    ASD and Me Picture Book: A Visual Guide to Understanding Challenges and Strengths for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    by Joel Shaul

    Children with ASDs often find it difficult to identify the things they find difficult and, more importantly, to recognize the things they are good at. This colourful book provides simple self-exploration tools to help children identify their strengths and begin to tackle the things they find harder. The book explores a range of common difficulties, including communication, emotional and sensory regulation, and executive functioning, encouraging children to explore their personal challenges and abilities in an engaging and positive way. Illustrated with hundreds of cartoon-style graphics and containing a wealth of...

  • ASD Feel Better Book: A Visual Guide to Help Brain and Body for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    ASD Feel Better Book: A Visual Guide to Help Brain and Body for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    by Joel Shaul

    The ASD Feel Better Book is designed to help children on the autism spectrum develop insight into what can upset them and make them feel bad and then increase their awareness of how to make themselves feel good again. With visual maps and icons, the book proceeds through various components of the body and mind to isolate many of the things that can go wrong and explores how children can try to set them right. Designed to be read with an adult, there are problem-solving exercises and skills...

  • ASD The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health and Diet Guide

    ASD The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health and Diet Guide

    *Includes 175 Gluten-free and Casein-free Recipes* In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The term incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger's Disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified. This comprehensive book on ASD will be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers and health professionals as well, with its combination of years of practical experience and a range of skills and knowledge from its outstanding author team. This multidisciplinary health care team has a keen understanding...

  • Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Strategies and Solutions

    Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Strategies and Solutions

    by Nick Dublin

    Bullying is a serious problem for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), both at school and in the workplace and displaying ''different'' behaviour, such as not understanding social rules or hand-flapping, exacerbates the risk of being victimized. Writing in an accessible, informal style, the author describes the bullying behaviour he and other individuals have experienced and the effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons for bullying behaviour and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked, as well as the critical importance of ''involving the bystander''. Nick...

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