Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers

Overview


Do you have a child in your early childhood classroom who:
  • Climbs on top of furniture and jumps off?
  • Covers his ears when children are singing?
  • Refuses to touch clay, paint, or sand?
  • Often falls down and skins his or her knees?
  • Refuses to play on outdoor playground equipment?

If so, it is possible this ...

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Overview


Do you have a child in your early childhood classroom who:
  • Climbs on top of furniture and jumps off?
  • Covers his ears when children are singing?
  • Refuses to touch clay, paint, or sand?
  • Often falls down and skins his or her knees?
  • Refuses to play on outdoor playground equipment?

If so, it is possible this child is having trouble with sensory integration. How can teachers help children with these problems so they can enjoy learning and grow in positive ways? The Sensory Integration Book helps identify children who have difficulties with sensory processing and offers preschool teachers simple, easy-to-use solutions to support the sensory needs of young children in the preschool classroom. Easy-to-implement solutions include adaptations and activities for children with different types of Sensory Processing Disorder. This book has a bonus chapter with instructions on creating low-cost items to help children with sensory issues.

Christy Isbell is a pediatric occupational therapist with specialized training in both sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment. She lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Dr. Rebecca Isbell is director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development. She is a professor of early childhood education at East Tennessee State University, where she was recognized as a distinguished professor for teaching. She lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590607
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 422,770
  • Product dimensions: 10.64 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author


Christy Isbell, PhD, OT, is the program director and associate professor for the Occupational Therapy Program at Milligan College in Tennessee. She teaches child development, human development, and pediatric therapy courses for the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program. Isbell is Board Certified in Pediatrics and maintains speciality training in sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment techniques. Rebecca Isbell, Ph.D., is Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development. Additionally, Rebecca designed a statewide training program for early childhood educators, and has written several books, including The Inclusive Learning Center Book. She is a sought-after presenter and keynote speaker for regional, national, and international early childhood conferences and training meetings.
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