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.
Written by an expert with over 15 years’ experience in helping children with ADHD maximise their potential, Focused offers essential information to empower parents and provide immediate assistance. Learn to uncover your child’s considerable strengths and work around their obstacles with concrete, actionable strategies that improve executive functions, support emotional development and promote positive behaviour. *Focused will empower readers through:* A concise overview of attention deficit disorder in children and their different treatment options. Over 40 parenting strategies targeting common ADHD challenges like hyperactivity and inattention. Modification tips for adapting strategies to... More info
Special Girls’ Business is a puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including: Intellectual disability Physical disability Communication disorder and Autism Special Girls' Business takes a girl and her carer step by step through the process of managing periods. Information is presented simply with clear colourful pictures and limited text. This sex education book helps girls with special needs and the important adults in their lives to manage this stage of life with confidence. It contains step by step illustrations to teach girls how to manage... More info
Social Stories™ are acknowledged as a very successful way of teaching concepts and social understanding to children with autism spectrum disorders, but considerable skill is needed to write the most effective story. This clear and engaging book introduces ways of thinking about the issues your child finds difficult, and includes 32 stories created by Dr Siobhan Timmins for her son during his early years, with helpful explanations for how she did it, and what the underlying thinking was behind each set of stories. She explains how the stories build... More info