This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also ideas for tackling social challenges, including playing with friends, going on holiday and staying calm at school. The final chapter of the book explains the different support professionals parents of a child with autism are likely to encounter and how each can help their child.
This jargon-free book shows how occupational therapy techniques can be used to help your young child with autism to live life to the full, and will be an essential tool for parents and carers.
Debra S. Jacobs is an occupational therapist in private practice and also at Tucson Unified School District, USA. Dion
Dion E. Betts is Superintendent of Schools, Boyertown Area School District, USA. He is co-author of several books.
The ability to perceive accurately stimuli in the environment is basic to many areas of academic, communicative and social functioning. Although people with autism live in the same physical world and deal with the same 'raw material' their perceptual world turns out strikingly different from that of non-autistic people. It is widely reported that autistic people have 'unusual' sensory perceptual experiences that may involve hypo- and hypersensitivity, fluctuation between different 'volumes' of perception and difficulty interpreting a sense In this book, Olga Bogdashina attempts to define the role of sensory perceptual... More info
The ADHD Handbook - What every parent needs to know to get the best for their child. The essential reference every parent needs to help navigate their way successfully through the challenges posed by ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common childhood disorders right across the world, with a wealth of conflicting advice available everywhere you look. But most parents want only one thing: to find out what is going on with their child and how they can help them. The ADHD Handbook draws... More info
This book is an essential read for anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism, including individuals on the spectrum and their families, educators, clinical practitioners, researchers, occupational therapists and other professionals. In entirely accessible terms, Wendy Lawson lays out her ground-breaking theory of single attention and associated cognition in autism (SAACA), and approach that explains in terms of the unique learning style of individuals on the autism spectrum. Wendy shows that whereas neurotypical people can easily shift their attention from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend... More info