Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers / Edition 2

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers / Edition 2

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by Julia Moor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843106086

ISBN-13: 9781843106081

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843106081
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
619,664
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Why is Playing So Important? 2. Early Playing Skills: Gaining Attention and Sharing Space. 3. Structured Play. 4. Your Computer as a Valuable Resource. 5. Toys, Toys, Toys. 6. Table-top Games and Puzzles. 7. Music. 8. Turn-taking in Play. 9. Physical games and activities. 10. Outdoor play. 11. Water play. 12. Television potential. 13. Being Creative - Art and Craft. 14. Creating Imaginative Play Sequences. 15. Introducing Books and Reading. 16. Problems, Frustrations, Tantrums - Making Play Enjoyable. Bibliography. Therapeutic Options/Organisations. Recommended Reading. Websites for Articles Written by Adults With Autism. Toys and Suppliers. Picture Prompts to Copy and Use. Index.

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Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I have several friends and aquaintances who have children on the Autistism Spectrum. I downloaded this summary from ParentsDigest because I was looking for answers, both for myself and for my friends. What I found here was a wealth of knowledge and eperience from which to draw, and with which to offer understanding and support to those with children on the spectrum.