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'The book is user-friendly and includes clear diagrams in each section, along with tables to outline key points. I found these very useful and they are an easy reference/ reminder, for example, they include a normal development chart, what assessments are available and their main aims.'
- National Association of Paediatric Occupational Therapists
When a child has a developmental delay affecting motor coordination and development the ramifications are far reaching, from the daily tasks of dressing and brushing your teeth, to learning to write and participating in sports. How to Help a Clumsy Child is a practical resource manual and 'how to help' book for parents of, or professionals working with, young children with motor coordination developmental delays. It covers a range of topics, including recognizing normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help, an overview of approaches used to help the clumsy child, and specific teaching strategies appropriate for both parents and professional caregivers.
Rather than focusing upon one specific frame of reference, Lisa Kurtz offers a diverse range of ways to manage motor coordination and development problems, and also discusses the controversial nature of therapy for these children. Multiple tables and lists serve as quick reference guides and the three appendices include extensive further reading and an invaluable contacts list, making this an essential resource for anyone caring for, or working with, children with developmental motor concerns.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Lisa A. Kurtz is an experienced occupational therapist and educator, having worked with children with special needs for over 29 years. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and was awarded the AOTA Recognition of Achievement Award for her extensive efforts in training others about children with developmental disorders. She is Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New England and Occupational Therapist at the Jameson School in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: Understanding the clumsy child. 1. The development of motor skills. 2. Assessment: When and where to go for help. 3. General principles for intervention. SECTION TWO: Teaching strategies and activities for home and school. 4. Evaluating and treating selected aspects of motor performance. 5. Teaching independence in daily living skills. 6. Addressing problems with classroom skills. 7. The social impact of clumsiness: Fostering a positive self image. Appendix I: Recommended reading. Appendix II. Helpful agencies and organizations. Appendix III: Suppliers of toys and other materials for intervention. Index.