Sensory Processing 101

Author: Dayna Abraham,Claire Heffron,Pamela Braley,Lauren Drobnjak

Publisher: Lla Media LLC

ISBN: 9780692518366

Category:

Page: 190

View: 2742

Whether you are a parent, educator, caregiver, or therapist, this easy-to-read guide is your starting point to gain a better understanding of sensory processing and the body's sensory systems. You may have heard of Sensory Processing Disorder, but this book is designed to help all children - not just those with a sensory disorder. The truth is that supporting healthy sensory processing is an important part of promoting overall health in every child. With this comprehensive guide, you get three books in one, including: *Sensory Processing Explained: An explanation of each sensory system from a therapist's point of view and from the perspective of a parent and educator *Sensory Activities: Step-by-step instructions for activities you can use in everyday play with kids at home or at school to support the development of each sensory system *Sensory Resources: Resources related to sensory processing, including support groups for parents and caregivers of children who have sensory needs, cheat sheets with quick overviews of each sensory system, and more This full-color sensory guide is different than anything you have read before. It contains: *Information concisely presented in one place to support sensory needs at home and in the classroom *Real life stories from the classroom, home, and therapy settings *Parent friendly language *Easy to navigate format so you can find the information you need at the right moment *Extensive list of sensory behaviors with strategies, activities and resources to help you understand your child and address their sensory needs *Reproducible resources such as red flag checklists, sensory system overviews, quick materials shopping lists for sensory activities
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The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book

Practical Answers to the Top 250 Questions Parents Ask

Author: Tara Delaney

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402235453

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 3083

Q&A Is there medication for sensory processing disorder? How can occupational therapy help? What advice can I give my child's teacher? Can you "outgrow" sensory processing disorder? How can we make social situations less of an ordeal? What are some therapeutic activities I can do with my child? It is estimated that more than 10 percent of children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder characterized by the misinterpretation of everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. For many children, SPD can lead to academic struggles, behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and other issues. The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions about SPD, such as: What is sensory processing? Does SPD affect social skills? Can you see sensory processing difficulties in an infant? What is Sensory Integration Therapy? Is SPD a sign of autism? Are there tests for SPD? How do I get a prescription for occupational therapy? How do I teach my child to understand his sensory needs? Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps you fully understand SPD, conquer your fears, and seek help for your child when necessary.
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101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Tara Delaney

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071628053

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 3468

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school
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The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day

Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You Do

Author: Dayna Abraham

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624144160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 6212

Help Your Kids Stay Calm, Be Happy and Make Every Day Amazing Do kids’ behaviors leave you confused and frustrated? Dayna Abraham is teaching the world there’s a better way. She, too, was baffled by her son’s behaviors until she realized the power of using science and child development to see him for the superkid he already was. In this revolutionary book, Dayna bridges the gap between kids and the adults who love them by empowering kids to be their own problem solvers and helping adults understand what kids really need to succeed. As a teacher, writer and mother, she explains that undesirable behaviors are really a cry for help. Kids have a need, but lack the tools and skills to express it. In this book, she gives kids fun projects and tools that boost their ability to control their behaviors, explain how they’re feeling and gain confidence. Each of the 75 unique sensory-rich projects in The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day will help kids navigate the most challenging times of day. Whether they struggle to get out the door in the morning or hate to sit for homework, this is the book for you. Kids will be begging to clean their room, their dinner plates and more with exciting activities such as: · Magnetic Morning Routines to help kids visualize their time and tasks to stay on track · Race to the Finish Dinnertime Gameboard to help even the pickiest eater find foods they like · Seated Silly Busters so even the wiggliest kid can get their work done · Weighted Snake Lap Buddies to calms fidgety legs and minds · Calming Glitter Slime to squash big worries · No-Sew Weighted Blanket to ensure a good night’s rest · ... and so much more The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day puts the power into kids’ hands to understand themselves, discover their superpowers and have an awesome day, every day.
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Learning in Motion

101+ Sensory Activities for the Classroom

Author: Patricia Angermeier,Joan Krzyzanowski,Kristina Keller Moir

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565906

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 3816

Age-appropriate activities for every week of the school year! Ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and primary classes, each activity has been developed to attract and keep children's interest by using a multi-sensory approach, in order to improve children's learning and behavior. Each classroom-ready activity includes: Activity goals Time required Educational objectives Materials list Step-by-step procedures Adaptations for children with special needs Multilevel instruction to match different abilities Activities are organized by month (the book begins with September activities and ends with August activities), so educators can quickly choose activities that correspond with seasons, holidays, and educational goals throughout the year. Each activity also includes a "Letter to Parents" that may be copied and sent home with the children. These specially tailored letters provide a brief description of the activity, explain the educational purpose behind it, and suggest related home activities to help the children grow. Learning in Motion is perfect for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, special educators, support personnel, staff-development specialists, early-childhood specialists, and more!
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Early Intervention Games

Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470528501

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6346

A resource of fun games for parents or teachers to help young children learn social and motor skills Barbara Sher, an expert occupational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. Games can also be used in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. A collection of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. Games can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. Games are designed to make children more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills Also included are a variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications
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The Out-of-Sync Child

Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 7884

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit... Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving. Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world. Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone. These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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My Sensory Book

Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children

Author: Lauren H. Kerstein

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575215

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 9053

My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children. Children struggling with sensory integration issues have limited, sometimes even no, ability to do anything else. My Sensory Book: The More I Know About My World, The Better I Will Feel is a workbook designed to assist children with establishing a clearer understanding of their sensory systems and the impact sensory input may have on their emotions. The book provides clear descriptions and specific information about sensory systems and illustrates the link that can exist between sensory input and emotions.This relationship can be useful in children and adults establishing and understanding the triggers for their strong emotions, which helps make it easier to put strategies in place that may mitigate these feelings and ultimately help them cope more effectively with the world around them. The workbook includes activity opportunities for self exploration in the areas of sensory systems, arousal levels, and emotions and walks children (and their adults) through determining a personal plan for difficult situations.
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Sensory Processing Disorder

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: Althea Press

ISBN: 9781623157005

Category:

Page: 268

View: 7519

Award-winning author and occupational therapist Barbara Sher has over 45 years experience helping children with sensory processing disorder, autism and Asperger's learn and thrive. In this new solutions-based guide, she's collected 100 sensory-rich games that make working with your child a joy. Whimsy and wisdom pour forth from this wonderful book. The fun and functional sensory-motor ideas are easily adaptable to suit all environments, all abilities, all kids and all their grown-ups. --Carol Stock Kranowitz, Author of The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun If you're looking for new strategies to manage your child's sensory processing disorder, this book is a perfect companion to classics such as The Out-of-Sync Child and Raising a Sensory Smart Child. Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder advocates play as the most effective approach for children with sensory processing disorder, and illustrates the many ways that play can lead to significant breakthroughs, including: 100 fun and simple games for parents to play with their kids An easy-to-grasp overview of sensory processing disorder Inventive ideas for engaging kids, using materials easily found around the house Inclusive games geared toward varying degrees of development, with modifications for older children
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The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges

Author: Roya Ostovar

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274376

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 4351

Shockingly, 1 in every 20 children experiences symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation), affecting their ability to fully participate in everyday life. When sensory processing is impaired, lights can be too bright, sounds too loud, and clothes can actually be painful on the skin. It can be practically impossible for children to tolerate their day, let alone learn in a classroom. In this book, endorsed by best-selling special needs author Carol Kranowitz, neuropsychologist Dr. Roya Ostovar helps parents to help their children. She provides clear explanations, up-to-date research, step-by-step strategies, and case examples that bring her proven methods to life.
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Sensational Kids

Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Author: Lucy J. Miller,Doris A. Fuller,Janice Roetenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039916782X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 434

View: 7811

A leading SPD researcher profiles the disorder and its four major subtypes, sharing information for parents about its treatment options while discussing such topics as occupational therapy, parental involvement, and advocacy strategies.
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The Everything Parent's Guide To Sensory Processing Disorder

The Information and Treatment Options You Need to Help Your Child with SPD

Author: Terri Mauro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440574561

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 6328

If your child has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (SPD), you understand how simple, everyday tasks can become a struggle. With this guide you can help your child learn how to reduce stress and minimize the symptoms of SPD.
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Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities

Over 105 Strategies, Activities and Sensory Tools for Children and Adolescents

Author: Tara Delaney,Mary C. Hamrick

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781559570244

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3319

Nationally recognized experts Tara Delaney, OTR/L and Mary Hamrick, CCC-SLP have designed this revolutionary workbook to help professionals use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children with autism, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities. This new framework for developing a dynamic social skills program using the sensory system is a way to explore why kids react the way they do socially. With this framework in mind, professionals can build on children's self-awareness and social acumen. *Sensory-based activities for teaching social skills *Visualization strategies to prepare for social interactions *Step-by-step program for groups or therapy sessions *Strategies to increase executive functioning *Activities to address both non-cognitive and cognitive aptitude of *being social *Downloadable worksheets and activities *Can be used by teachers, professionals and parents *Bonus includes 15 lessons
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Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Matt Mielnick

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 7298

Everything we know about the world we live in starts with information we take in through the senses. This book explains the way our sensory system works and shows how small inefficiencies in this complex system can have a huge impact on a child's behaviour. Through easily relatable examples and metaphors, the book describes the variety of sensory processing differences that can occur in children in a jargon-free way and offers practical advice to help manage these differences. It explains how children's varying sensory thresholds - the point where a behavioural response to a stimuli is generated - affects the way they view the world. Each section includes occupational therapy evaluations of children with a range of sensory thresholds, and shows how this influences their behaviour through professional observation reports, offering a summary and recommendation for each child. Presented with a clear focus, without long lists of syndromes and symptoms, this is the ideal starting point for parents and professionals working with children with sensory processing issues.
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Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals

A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers

Author: Angie Voss

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781466263536

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 120

View: 5170

A practical, daily application handbook for parents, teachers, and caregivers to help understand sensory signals versus behavior and how you can help! This user friendly "go to" handbook is geared for daily use and as a quick sensory reference guide. Enjoy the simple, organized format to give you the essential and useful information for over 110 sensory signals. The handbook provides simple every day sensory strategies and techniques to help ALL children; including SPD, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, APD, and developmental disabilities. This handbook provides guidance and understanding as to why children do what they do in regards to unique sensory processing differences and needs.
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Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Lindsey Biel,Nancy Peske

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101429365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 512

View: 4819

BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
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The Sensory Lifestyle Handbook

How to Create Meaningful and Motivating Sensory Enrichment for Sensory-Filled Days

Author: Colleen Beck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692088586

Category:

Page: 136

View: 7301

Children with sensory processing challenges benefit greatly from specific sensory input throughout their day. This book provides strategies for creating authentic sensory diets while weaving motivating sensory input into a lifestyle of sensory input. Written by an occupational therapist.
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Helping Hyperactive Kids--a Sensory Integration Approach

Techniques and Tips for Parents and Professionals

Author: Lynn Horowitz,Cecile C. M. Röst

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897934817

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 147

View: 1982

Draws on sensory integration therapy practices to counsel parents and caregivers on a program that bases treatment on play, explaining how to help hyperactive children absorb, process, and respond to information in appropriate ways. Original.
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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Author: Ellen Yack,Shirley Sutton,Paula Aquilla

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565450

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

View: 840

A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.
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