Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents available in Paperback
In this elegant approach to the often-elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A. (author of the best-selling book The Out-of-Sync Child) and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L, Lynn Balzer-Martin, PhD, OTR, Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Elizabeth Haber, MS, OTR/L, and Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L, have assembled an extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher (and parent) who has children with sensory processing challenges. You’ll find tried-and-true instructions for developing fine-motor, “organizing,” and motor-planning skills, and for providing an appropriate “Sensory Diet” that will benefit all your students. Checklists help you identify students who have difficulty processing sensory information. With up to 20% of the students in any given classroom affected by Sensory Processing Disorder, Answers to Questions is an invaluable resource for teachers of preschool through high school.
Winner of Learning magazine's Teachers' Choice Award, this book and the tools within it will help teachers learn how to:
Finally, this book will help teachers to always remember that these are good children who are trying their best in a confusing world!
Contents include: What Is Sensory Integration? What Is Occupational Therapy? How to Get the Most Out of Answers to Questions Teachers Ask. Comparison of Typical Sensory Processing & Sensory Processing
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About the Author
Carol Kranowitz, MA, has been a preschool teacher for more than twenty-five years. She has developed an innovative program to screen young children for Sensory Processing Disorder, and writes and speaks regularly about the subject. She has an M.A. in Education and Human Development. She is the author of the best-selling books The Out of Sync Child , The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun , The Goodenoughs Get in Sync , Growing an In-Sync Child , and other excellent resources.
Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is owner and executive director of Occupational Therapy Associates - Watertown, in Watertown, MA. There they train university students and therapists in occupational therapy, and treat about 250 clients a week. They diagnose and provide intervention for children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities, ADD, fine and gross motor disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She and her colleagues have also established The Spiral Foundation in 2002, to support continuing research on Sensory Integration Disorder.
Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L, Lynn Balzer-Martin, PhD, OTR, Elizabeth Haber, MS, OTR/L, and Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L are all expert occupational therapists.
Table of Contents
What Is Sensory Integration?
What Is Occupational Therapy?
How to Get the Most Out of Answers to Questions Teachers Ask…
Comparison of Typical Sensory Processing & Sensory Processing Disorder
Organizing Sensory Input and Activities for the Classroom
Classroom Accommodation Checklist
Infants and Toddlers Checklist (Birth to Age Two)
Preschool Checklist (Age Three to Four)
School-Age Checklist (Age Five to Twelve)
Adult/Adolescent Checklist (Age Twelve and Up)
Balzer-Martin Preschool Screening—Teachers Checklist
Characteristics of Tactile Dysfunction
Characteristics of Vestibular Dysfunction
Characteristics of Proprioceptive Dysfunction
Characteristics of Visual Dysfunction
Characteristics of Auditory Dysfunction
Heavy Work Activities List for Teachers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This 63 page book is packed with helpful information for teachers and parents. Provides developmental checklist from Birth to Adolescents. Also provides characteristics of tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, visual, and auditory dysfunction. Also included is a list of activities for teachers to implement in naturally occurring classroom situations. Good deal for the money.