Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration

Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

Author: Jane Koomar,Carol Stock Kranowitz,Stacey Szklut,Lynn Balzer-Martin,Elizabeth Haber,Deanna Iris Sava

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565469

Category: Education

Page: 63

View: 7557

Provides checklists for teachers to assess children with sensory processing problems, along with actions and activities to integrate them into the classroom and stimulate learning.

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: 5566

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.

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

Author: Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470630525

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 1577

The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition: * Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers * Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders "Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition) More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.

Primary Well-Being: Case Studies for the Growing Child

Author: Deborah Kramer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331956708X

Category: Medical

Page: 277

View: 7632

This book offers solutions on how to enhance the normal development of the well child incorporating complementary medicine. The primary care provider is the only healthcare professional to see every child (0-18) and their parent, and can assess the child’s health and advise parents on how to provide a healthy environment and important practices to nurture healthy children. The book provides realistic scenarios encountered by new nurse practitioners in their clinical training. It is structured in a question and answer framework to help practitioners critically think through the best practices to be implemented during the well child visit and develop a plan of action for the family. This book provides assessment and diagnostic criteria and tools and presents common developmental and behavioral issues for each age group. The book promotes the role of professional as advocate by making recommendations for broad social policies to help all children succeed.

Homeschooling the Child with Autism

Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

Author: Patricia Schetter,Kandis Lighthall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470292563

Category: Education

Page: 259

View: 6712

Presented in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, this vital resource answers the most commonly asked questions about homeschooling children with autism spectrum disorders.

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties

Author: Ann Frost,Jane Fain,Sian Templeton,Eleanor Durrant,Kim Golding

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006762

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 4535

For preschool children with emotional difficulties arising from difficulties in attachment, standard observations used in early years settings are not always helpful in identifying their problems and providing guidance on how they can be helped. Combining an accessible introduction to attachment and child development with a child observation tool for identifying behaviour, and the emotional needs underlying this behaviour, this book enables early years professionals to identify problems and provide appropriate support. 'Case study' boxes help to illustrate typical patterns of attachment, and all aspects of behaviour are covered including play, interaction with peers, neediness, and aggression. A range of handouts and activities is included, and guidance provided on how to work within professional boundaries. Written in clear, concise language, Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool aims to equip the reader with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and support children's emotional and social difficulties. Suitable for use with children aged 2 – 5, this guide will be an invaluable resource for early years professionals, as well as for use by clinicians, teachers and learning support staff.

Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Support Children with Challenging Behaviors

Using Data and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Teach Replacement Skills

Author: Rebecca Moyes

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935567233

Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 8582

Moyes helps walk any regular education or special education teacher through the process of setting up a sensory-friendly classroom in this easy-to-use book.

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Author: Ellen Yack,Shirley Sutton,Paula Aquilla

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565450

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

View: 6442

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.

A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism

Author: Beth Fouse,Maria Wheeler

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274422

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 6451

A cornucopia of ideas, strategies, and concepts that will apply to virtually any situation! The authors address sensory, communication, and physical and social-emotional issues by increasing desired behaviors and decreasing unwanted behaviors. You will also learn how to build “sensory diets" into everyday activities; use antecedent control; teach students to self-regulate; deal with self-injurious behaviors, physical or verbal aggression, toilet training, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and fixations; deal with crisis/stress/data management, data management, and much more. Whatever problems you face, you’ll find helpful solutions to them in this book. This book should be on every teacher’s and parent’s bookshelf. Great reference source!

Sensory Secrets

How to Jump-start Learning in Children

Author: Catherine Chemin Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3123

A book for anyone who works with children, including parents, educators, and therapists. Explains the importance of using all of the senses to develop foundational skills necessary for growing, learning, decision-making, and communication. Written in an easy-to-understand style with examples, ideas, and strategies to enhance learning and promote positive behavior. Includes a Foundational Skills Inventory to use as an assessment tool.

The Out-of-Sync Child

Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 9891

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.

Basic Skills Checklists

Teacher-friendly Assessment for Students with Autism Or Special Needs

Author: Marlene Breitenbach

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565752

Category: Education

Page: 53

View: 8075

Presents the educators with an effective means of determining current skills and monitoring progress of special needs children. Designed for use with preschool and elementary-aged children. Focuses on basic concepts, reading, language arts, math, fine motor skills, writing, and independence.

Nowhere to Hide

Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It

Author: Jerome J. Schultz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118091736

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 8594

A new approach to help kids with ADHD and LD succeed in and outside the classroom This groundbreaking book addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities and ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids' academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning. Schultz draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic. It will also offer an abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home. Offers a new way to look at why kids with ADHD/LD struggle at school Provides effective strategies to reduce stress in kids with ADHD and LD Includes helpful rating scales, checklists, and printable charts to use at school and home This important resource is written by a faculty member of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry and former classroom teacher.

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221136

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 3044

The first accessible guide to examine Sensory Processing Disorder, The Out-of-Sync Child touched the hearts and lives of thousands of families. Carol Stock Kranowitz continues her significant work with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD. Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations. This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.

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: 4151

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.

The Sensory Connection

An OT and SLP Team Approach

Author: Nancy Kashman,Janet Mora

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565485

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 6368

Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing effective treatment programs in homes, schools, and clinics, Nancy Kashman (OT) and Janet Mora (SLP) provide practical advice and workable strategies to help children and adults with sensory and communication disorders. Combining aspects of occupational and speech-language therapies, Nancy and Janet demonstrate how an integrated team approach increases therapeutic effectiveness while maximizing the benefits of treatment resources. This revised edition offers even more techniques that can enhance a person's ability to attend, function, and learn. Detailed, illustrated appendices show and explain creative activities and include sample handouts. Supported by numerous references and case studies, the authors tackle topics such as: Understanding Sensory Integration and Communication Sensory Processing Difficulties Sensory-Based Behaviors A Therapeutic Approach to Intervention The Benefits of Teaming Assessment of Communication Skills and Sensory Motor Skills Assessment of the Environment Environmental Strategies and Supports Treatment Strategies for Children Strategies for the Adult & Older Child Transitions & Informational Tools Oral & Feeding Interventions Developing Communication Skills Using Videos And more!

No Longer A Secret

Author: Lucy Jane Miller,Doreit Bialer

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935567373

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 8573

This invaluable resource by Dr Lucy Jane Miller and Doreit Bialer helps teach cost effective, functional, on the spot tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school, or in a community setting. Any parent, teacher, or therapist can use this book and help a child with sensory or motor issues!

A Slant of Sun

One Child's Courage

Author: Beth Kephart

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393027426

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 8774

The author shares her personal experience of loving a child with special needs in an intimate, poignant account that describes life with an autistic child, her and her husband's quest to help their son, and his struggle to become a part of the world and to build relationships with others.

Eager to Learn:

Educating Our Preschoolers

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309068363

Category: Education

Page: 468

View: 1545

Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.