Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration

Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

Author: Jane Koomar,Carol Stock Kranowitz,Stacey Szklut,Lynn Balzer-Martin,Elizabeth Haber,Deanna Iris Sava

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565469

Category: Education

Page: 63

View: 2177

Provides checklists for teachers to assess children with sensory processing problems, along with actions and activities to integrate them into the classroom and stimulate learning.

Sensational Kids

Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Author: Lucy J. Miller,Doris A. Fuller,Janice Roetenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039916782X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 434

View: 9332

A leading SPD researcher profiles the disorder and its four major subtypes, sharing information for parents about its treatment options while discussing such topics as occupational therapy, parental involvement, and advocacy strategies.

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

Author: Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470630525

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 9090

The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition: * Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers * Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders "Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition) More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.

Primary Well-Being: Case Studies for the Growing Child

Author: Deborah Kramer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331956708X

Category: Medical

Page: 277

View: 8636

This book offers solutions on how to enhance the normal development of the well child incorporating complementary medicine. The primary care provider is the only healthcare professional to see every child (0-18) and their parent, and can assess the child’s health and advise parents on how to provide a healthy environment and important practices to nurture healthy children. The book provides realistic scenarios encountered by new nurse practitioners in their clinical training. It is structured in a question and answer framework to help practitioners critically think through the best practices to be implemented during the well child visit and develop a plan of action for the family. This book provides assessment and diagnostic criteria and tools and presents common developmental and behavioral issues for each age group. The book promotes the role of professional as advocate by making recommendations for broad social policies to help all children succeed.

Homeschooling the Child with Autism

Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

Author: Patricia Schetter,Kandis Lighthall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470292563

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 5809

Presented in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this vital resource answers the most commonly asked questions about homeschooling children with autism spectrum disorders.

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties

Author: Ann Frost,Jane Fain,Sian Templeton,Eleanor Durrant,Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006762

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 5985

For preschool children with emotional difficulties arising from difficulties in attachment, standard observations used in early years settings are not always helpful in identifying their problems and providing guidance on how they can be helped. Combining an accessible introduction to attachment and child development with a child observation tool for identifying behaviour, and the emotional needs underlying this behaviour, this book enables early years professionals to identify problems and provide appropriate support. 'Case study' boxes help to illustrate typical patterns of attachment, and all aspects of behaviour are covered including play, interaction with peers, neediness, and aggression. A range of handouts and activities is included, and guidance provided on how to work within professional boundaries. Written in clear, concise language, Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool aims to equip the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and support children's emotional and social difficulties. Suitable for use with children aged 2 – 5, this guide will be an invaluable resource for early years professionals, as well as for use by clinicians, teachers and learning support staff.

A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism

Author: Beth Fouse,Maria Wheeler

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274422

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 4831

A cornucopia of ideas, strategies, and concepts that will apply to virtually any situation! The authors address sensory, communication, and physical and social-emotional issues by increasing desired behaviors and decreasing unwanted behaviors. You will also learn how to build “sensory diets" into everyday activities; use antecedent control; teach students to self-regulate; deal with self-injurious behaviors, physical or verbal aggression, toilet training, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and fixations; deal with crisis/stress/data management, data management, and much more. Whatever problems you face, you’ll find helpful solutions to them in this book. This book should be on every teacher’s and parent’s bookshelf. Great reference source!

Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Support Children with Challenging Behaviors

Using Data and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Teach Replacement Skills

Author: Rebecca Moyes

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935567233

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 5965

Moyes helps walk any regular education or special education teacher through the process of setting up a sensory-friendly classroom in this easy-to-use book.

The Out-of-Sync Child

Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 8403

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit... Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving. Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world. Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone. These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Author: Ellen Yack,Shirley Sutton,Paula Aquilla

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565450

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

View: 8167

A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221136

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 3857

The first accessible guide to examine Sensory Processing Disorder, The Out-of-Sync Child touched the hearts and lives of thousands of families. Carol Stock Kranowitz continues her significant work with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD. Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations. This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.

The Occupational Therapist's Handbook for Inclusive School Practices

Author: Julie Causton,Chelsea Tracy-Bronson,Norman Kunc

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598573619

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 7265

This is the friendly, down-to-earth survival guide occupational therapists need to deliver their important services effectively as part of an inclusive school team. (Occupational Therapy)

The Fabric of Autism

Weaving the Threads Into a Cogent Theory

Author: Judith Bluestone

Publisher: Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780972023528

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 9822

Infused with rare insights into the impetus behind autistic behaviors, The Fabric of Autism weaves the various threads of autism into a "makes-sense" theory, hard won through personal experience and decades of study. From neuroscientific research, explanations of developmental processes and clinical outcomes emerge the probable causes of autism. Both a significant clinical work and a moving memoir that illuminates the humanity hidden beneath the bewildering facade of autism. Theholistic approach presented here gives hope to parents, relatives and professionals working with those affected by autism.

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges

Author: Roya Ostovar

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274376

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 6646

Shockingly, 1 in every 20 children experiences symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation), affecting their ability to fully participate in everyday life. When sensory processing is impaired, lights can be too bright, sounds too loud, and clothes can actually be painful on the skin. It can be practically impossible for children to tolerate their day, let alone learn in a classroom. In this book, endorsed by best-selling special needs author Carol Kranowitz, neuropsychologist Dr. Roya Ostovar helps parents to help their children. She provides clear explanations, up-to-date research, step-by-step strategies, and case examples that bring her proven methods to life.

Basic Skills Checklists

Teacher-friendly Assessment for Students with Autism Or Special Needs

Author: Marlene Breitenbach

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565752

Category: Education

Page: 53

View: 8901

Presents the educators with an effective means of determining current skills and monitoring progress of special needs children. Designed for use with preschool and elementary-aged children. Focuses on basic concepts, reading, language arts, math, fine motor skills, writing, and independence.

No Longer A Secret

Author: Lucy Jane Miller,Doreit Bialer

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935567373

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 6466

This invaluable resource by Dr Lucy Jane Miller and Doreit Bialer helps teach cost effective, functional, on the spot tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school, or in a community setting. Any parent, teacher, or therapist can use this book and help a child with sensory or motor issues!

The Sensory Connection

An OT and SLP Team Approach

Author: Nancy Kashman,Janet Mora

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565485

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 2569

Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing effective treatment programs in homes, schools, and clinics, Nancy Kashman (OT) and Janet Mora (SLP) provide practical advice and workable strategies to help children and adults with sensory and communication disorders. Combining aspects of occupational and speech-language therapies, Nancy and Janet demonstrate how an integrated team approach increases therapeutic effectiveness while maximizing the benefits of treatment resources. This revised edition offers even more techniques that can enhance a person's ability to attend, function, and learn. Detailed, illustrated appendices show and explain creative activities and include sample handouts. Supported by numerous references and case studies, the authors tackle topics such as: Understanding Sensory Integration and Communication Sensory Processing Difficulties Sensory-Based Behaviors A Therapeutic Approach to Intervention The Benefits of Teaming Assessment of Communication Skills and Sensory Motor Skills Assessment of the Environment Environmental Strategies and Supports Treatment Strategies for Children Strategies for the Adult & Older Child Transitions & Informational Tools Oral & Feeding Interventions Developing Communication Skills Using Videos And more!

Love, Jean

Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory Integration

Author: A. Jean Ayres,Philip R. Erwin,Zoe Mailloux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972509817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

View: 1638

Captured in previously unpublished correspondence written by sensory integration pioneer A. Jean Ayres to her nephew Philip Erwin, Love, Jean provides insight and inspiration to parents of children who have been diagnosed with dysfunction of sensory integration.

The Complete Iep Guide

How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child

Author: Lawrence M. Siegel

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323855

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 2879

This is the best available guide for parents of children with disabilities. It combines legal information with practical advice and gives parents the step-by-step instructions they need to navigate the complicated process of creating and maintaining an IEP for their child with special needs.