Motivate to Communicate!

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This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enable quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child's communication skills.

The book suggests creative ways to use everyday toys and objects. For example, if your child likes to pop bubbles, perhaps he would also enjoy counting bubbles, catching bubbles on a ...

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Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

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Overview

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enable quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child's communication skills.

The book suggests creative ways to use everyday toys and objects. For example, if your child likes to pop bubbles, perhaps he would also enjoy counting bubbles, catching bubbles on a wand, stomping them with his feet or even playing bubble volleyball! The innovative ideas in this book have been developed over 40 years of clinical and educational experience, and are designed to be fun for both the adult and the child. All resources mentioned in this book are readily available and can be used to advance communication skills at all levels, from reaching out for an item, to extending verbal communication.

Motivate to Communicate! is perfect for supporting parents, care-givers and professionals in motivating and developing the communication skills of children on autism spectrum.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849050418
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 803,998
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

Why motivate? 12

Who is this book for? 13

Your child and autism 13

Your child's sensory preferences 14

Creating communication opportunities across the day 17

How to use this book 22

So I'm ready to go . . . Where do I search? 25

And finally 31

1 Motivate Me with Food 33

Bread and toast 36

Big/little 40

Shapes 44

Utensils 47

Messy play with food 50

Food games 54

Cooking ideas 57

2 Motivate Me with 'Party Toys' 61

Bubbles 64

Balloons 68

Slinkys 74

Lots of balls 78

Cars 82

Wind-up toys 85

Magnetic toys 88

Spinning toys 92

Vibrating toys 95

Light-up toys 98

Stretchy and squishy toys 102

3 Motivate Me with Social Games 105

Musical toys 107

Movement games 110

Hide 'n' seek 114

Fun with material 116

Fun with Lycra 120

Party games 123

'I spy' 128

Singing 130

Tickles and giggles 132

4 Motivate Me with Outside Games 137

Garden games 139

Water play/swimming 143

Hide 'n' seek 148

Playground toys and equipment 151

Sand and snow play 155

Messy play (non-food items) 159

5 Motivate Me at Home and School 163

Ramps, runs and rolling toys 165

Mr. Potato Headâ„¢ 168

Books 172

Puzzles and shapes sorters 176

Drawing and writing 179

Computer and electronic games 183

Appendix 1 Record Sheets 189

Appendix 2 Tried and Tested Resources 193

Useful Reading 195

Autism Organizations and Useful Websites 199

Index 203

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