Everyday Activities to Help Your Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

Everyday Activities to Help Your Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

by Debra S. Jacobs
     
 

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Does your child Struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world?

This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities, and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your

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Does your child Struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world?

This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities, and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination, and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also ideas for tackling social challenges, including playing with friends, going on holiday, and staying calm at school. The final chapter of the book explains the different support professionals parents of a child with autism are likely to encounter and how each can help their child.

This jargon-free book shows how occupational therapy techniques can be used to help your young child with autism to live life to the full, and will be an essential tool for parents and carers.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Occupational therapies for children with autism can greatly improve their ability to perform functional tasks, use visual and motor skills, and learn self-care routines as well as help them with sensory issues and body coordination. This guide to incorporating occupational therapy techniques into routine activities combines the expertise of Jacobs, an occupational therapist, and Betts (superintendent, Boyertown Area Sch. District; Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders). It introduces readers to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and describes how ASD can affect areas like body awareness and the senses, then presents clear, simple activities that can be performed by families throughout the course of the day to work on specific issues. VERDICT This work is an indispensable tool for parents and caregivers seeking to improve the lives of children with autism, whether they are performing daily tasks or just having fun.—T.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849052382
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date:
01/15/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
837,984
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Dion E. Betts, Ed.D., is Superintendent of Schools, Boyertown Area School District, USA.

Debra S. Jacobs is an occupational therapist in private practice and also at Tucson Unified School District, USA.

Debra S. Jacobs is an occupational therapist in private practice and also at Tucson Unified School District, USA. Dion E. Betts is Superintendent of Schools, Boyertown Area School District, USA. He is co-author of several books including Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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