Everyday Activities to Help your Young Child With Autism Live Life to the Full
Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination, and Self-careBook - 2012
This book is full of simple occupational therapy methods and activities to help school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. They can be integrated into everyday life and be carried out by parents or carers with no training. The activities will strengthen visual, motor, sensory processing, and self-care skills, as well as coordination.
Does your child struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world?
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.
Baker & Taylor
Filled with simple ideas, activities and exercise, this valuable resource addresses the daily challenges that young children with autism face and provides simple ideas, activities and exercises that will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, as well as tackle various social challenges. Original.
Jacobs, an occupational therapist, and Betts, a school superintendent, outline ideas, activities, and exercises for parents, carers, and professionals to use to help young children with autism improve their functional skills, sensory processing, coordination, and self-care. The techniques relate to body awareness; eye-hand coordination; fine motor skills; daily living, from dressing to grooming; playing, technology, leisure, and other areas; and staying calm. The final chapter addresses support for parents, carers, and professionals. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Addresses the challenges that young children with autism face and provides simple ideas, activities, and exercises that will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination, motor skills, and various social challenges.