101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders Paperback
by Tara Delaney
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY 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.
Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer.
In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play.
These interactive games 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
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Publication Date: 01/08/2009
- Category: Advice on parenting
- ISBN: 9780071623360
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Review by justindtapp
101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders was very helpful not just in giving ideas for activities, but in explaining why those activities are therapeutic and exactly which areas of a child's development they are focused on. Delaney gives first-hand experience as a therapist on many of the activities. She has had exposure to a wide range of children on the spectrum, and this is helpful to any parent who would read this book.<br/>I marked about 1/3 of the activities to try out with my son, some of which he already really enjoys. Others of which have helped us see things he struggles with and we need to work on.The book includes practical things, like ways to involve your child in helping with household chores and how to modify popular board games into sensory and social thinking exercises. I highly recommend this book to any parent of an autistic child looking for ideas.