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101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders

Tara Delaney

One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play.

The interactive games in this book are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school.

22x17cm  227 pages  $37.95  

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders - 3rd edition

Ellen Yack, Paula Aquilla, Shirley Sutton

Written by three experienced occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory and strategies. It is a perfect tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. "Building Bridges "provides creative techniques and useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday challenges, including managing behaviours, improving muscle tone, developing social skills, selecting diets, and more. Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment and examines sensory integration theories. Part two offers methods of identifying sensory problems in children along with numerous strategies and activities. Helpful topics include: What is Occupational Therapy? What is Sensory Integration? What are the Sensory Systems? Identifying Problems with Sensory Integration Strategies for Challenging Behaviors Ideas for Self Care Skills Adapting Home, School, and Child Care Settings

28x22cm  294 pages  $53.95  

Ellie Bean the Drama Queen

A Children's Book about Sensory Processing Disorder

Jennie Harding, Dave Padgett,illus

An insightful picture book that helps children with sensory issues, and the adults around them, understand what they are going through. Sometimes Ellie Bean seems like she is being difficult, when she really has a sensory issue that can be overcome quite easily.

23x22cm  34 pages  $19.95  

Hands on Activities for Children with Autism & Sensory Disorders

Teresa Garland

Innovative, practical and fun activities for children with autism and sensory disorders. Following a step-by-step recipe format, 200 activities and interventions ae included to help children with their sensory needs. This highly detailed, illustrated and accessible guide is a rich resource for any therapist, teacher or parent.
Crafts, recipes, music and exercises for the clinic, classroom or home
A multi-sensory enrichment program for children with autism
Gradual exposure activities for children who can't tolerate sensory input
Sensory immersion activities to desensitize the child to touch, taste and sound
Reduce stress and anxiety with physical exercises and reframing strategies

28x22cm  195 pages  $56.00  

Highly Sensitive Child

Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

Elaine Aron

Addresses the trait of "high sensitivity" in children and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for those children and their caregivers. Parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their child and chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups.

20x14cm  352 pages  $30.00  

Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide

Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World

Ted Zeff

As a highly sensitive person you are already aware that you often sense things that others ignore such as strong smells, bright lights, and the crush of crowds. As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation, to avoid being in a constant state of overstimulation. This accessible,practical guide contains strtategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the book's engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world.

23x15cm  184 pages  $36.00  

Kid's Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! It is suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

25x18cm  112 pages  $29.00  

Out-Of-Sync Child (Revised)

Carol Kranowwitz

Now revised and updated, this "parents' bible to sensory processing disorder " ("New York Times") features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skills problems, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

19x13cm  356 pages  $28.95  

Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (Revised)

Carol Kranowitz

This companion volume to "The Out of Sync Child" presents activities parents of kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction can do at home with their child to strengthen the child's abilities--and have some fun along the way.

22x16cm  322 pages  $34.00  

Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs

A Practical Guide

Joanna Grace

Books What's Hot Browse Academic Books Browse Autism Books New Releases Browse by Publisher Browse by Subject Request a Catalogue Advanced Search Quick Search BooksGeneral Title, Author, ISBN, Keyword search Advanced Book Search Bookmark This Page Popular Categories Art, Design and Photography Autism and Aspergers Business Children's Books Clinical Psychology Cultural Studies Current Affairs Disabilities Economics Education Health History Literature Management General Medical General Philosophy Politics Psychology General Religion Science browse all categories browse all publishers Books '9781849054843' return to list email to a friend Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs: A Practical Guide by Joanna Grace JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS Pub Date:10/2014ISBN:9781849054843Format:Pbk 248 pagesPrice:AU$47.95 NZ$48.65 Product Status: In Stock Now Qty: add to your cart Overview Contents Author Bio Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special educational needs (SEN).
For children with PMLD, Sensory Stories can open up new avenues for communication and inclusive learning. For students with SPD and ASD, they offer a fun way of encountering sensory experiences and triggers in a safe, repetitive way, which over time can help to reduce associated anxieties. This accessible guide offers teachers, other professionals working with students with SEN and parents with a complete step-by-step guide to creating and using Sensory Stories effectively. Aiming to make Sensory Stories affordable and accessible to schools and parents alike by using everyday items found in the classroom and home, Joanna Grace provides original, ready-to-use Sensory Stories with accompanying lesson plans, games and activities and adaptations for different abilities and diagnoses.
Written by an experienced SEN consultant and sensory learning specialist, this is unique and essential reading for teachers, other professionals and parents wishing to introduce the many benefits of multi-sensory storytelling to children in their care.

248 pages  $42.95  

Totally Chill

A Stress Management Workbook for Kids with Social, Emotional, or Sensory Sensitivities

Christopher Lynch

When parenting, teaching and working with children who have social, emotional, and/or sensory sensitivities, we often put the emphasis on learning new skills. Countless hours are spent working on social skills, fine- and gross-motor skills, language skills, and academic skills, but stress management skills are often left unaddressed. This is unfortunate, as stress can create a multitude of challenges for learning and daily living. In other words, it can create barriers to the very things we are trying to teach. Besides, it can cause distress, which can lead to meltdowns and behavioural outbursts. In short, it is crucial that children learn and develop skills to help them to manage their stress as independently as possible. This book is a stress management workbook that is meant to be read, completed, and used as much as possible by children themselves. Its fun graphics and interactive style make it ideal for children grades 3 through middle school.

28x22cm  134 pages  $52.00  

Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing in Children

Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges

Roya Ostovar

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.
This book is to help parents and educators to help children. It provides clear explanations, up-to-date research, step-by-step strategies, and case examples that bring the author's proven methods to life.

23x15cm  319 pages  $38.00