Perfect for those working with young children, but broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. Provides creative techniques and useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday challenges, including managing behaviors, improving muscle tone, developing social skills, selecting diets - and more!
Written by three experienced occupational therapists, Building Bridges through Sensory Integration offers a combination of theory and strategies. Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment and an examination of the theory of sensory integration. Part two offers methods of identifying sensory integration problems in children along with a range of strategies and activity suggestions.
- Part One:
What is Occupational Therapy?
What is Sensory Integration?
What are the Sensory Systems?
- Part Two:
Identifying Problems with Sensory Integration
Strategies for Challenging Behaviors
Ideas for Self Care Skills
Adapting Home, School, and Child Care Settings
Equipment and Resources References
By Ellen Yack, M.Ed., OT; Shirley Sutton, OT; Paula Aquilla, OT A practical resource for parents, educators, occupational therapists and other professionals.
Third Edition - Foreword by Carol Kranowitz, MA
"This is an excellent resource book that clearly explains sensory systems and sensory integration and how to identify problems in this area for individuals with autism. There are checklists to help identify concerns, and it is full of practical suggestions for activities for specific difficulties, strategies for challenging behaviors, and adaptations in a variety of settings." --Geneva Centre for Autism