Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum : A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers Paperback
by Julia Moore
Praise for the first edition: 'An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike.
I know how hard it can be to find "How to" resources for parents.
Well here is a gem.' - Children, Young People and Families Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child.
Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences.
There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television.
This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 52
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Publication Date: 15/07/2008
- Category: Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs
- ISBN: 9781843106081
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Review by TheoClarke
A thoroughly practical supportive guide to helping children on the autism spectrum to imrove their relating skills through play. It offers no shortcuts and makes no attempt to downplay the intense efforts required to communicate with an autistic child but it offers real hope to anyone struggling with the challenges of autism.