Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk
The first edition of 1001 Great Ideas has been a treasured resource in the autism community since 2004. Now, in this expanded edition, Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk present parents and educators with over 1800 ideas - try-it-now tips, eye-opening advice, and grassroots strategies.
More than 600 fresh ideas join tried and true tactics from the original edition, while many ideas pick up where the first edition left off, offering modifications for older kids, honing in on Asperger's challenges, and enhancing already-effective ways to help your child or student achieve success at home, in school, and in the community.
Anatomy of Movement is a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. The focus throughout the book is on anatomy not for its own sake, but in its functional relationship to the actual movements of the body in dance, exercise, and other physical disciplines.
(1991, softcover, 289 pages)
Written by the speech-language pathologist who designed ARK's Grabber, Tips & Techniques for the Grabber Family is a quick and easy reference guide explaining how, when, and where to use the entire Grabber Family, including the Grabber, Grabber XT, Textured Grabbers, Scented Grabbers, and Baby Grabbers. It is a 28-page, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book with detailed instructions and illustrations.
Chapter topics include: how to increase lip & tongue control, how to increase tongue mobility and lateralization, how to increase jaw stability and control, how to establish the concept of bite and chew, how to promote a rhythmic chewing pattern, and much more.
Mary Kawar, MS, OTR; Sheila Frick, OTR; Ron Frick
A healthy vestibular system is important to all of us, not only astronauts. As a bridge between sensory processing and movement control, the vestibular system plays a major role in everything we do including looking and listening. Astronaut Training presents a long-awaited protocol for improving function in the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual Triad. Includes music CD
Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan, Illustrated by rob Feldman
Logan overhears his grandma tell her friend he has autism, and he asks her, "Autism is...?" She explains it to him in this beautifully illustrated story. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disability that, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 29, 2014, affects an estimated 1 out of 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) in the US alone. It is a spectrum disorder because its impact on development can range from mild to severe. The areas of development most affected are social interaction and communication skills, difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication, and leisure play. Someone wisely said, "If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism." The characteristics are different with each unique individual, and so are the ways to interact, teach, and care for them. You may or may not wish to explain the term autism to your child at a young age, but if you do, I hope this book can help make it easier for you, as it did for me when explaining autism to Logan. His inquisitive mind wanted to know, and once he read this story, even before it was illustrated, he was satisfied with the answer.
Robyn Sims and Joanne Larcom. Illustrated by Helen Devenish
A story of being overwhelmed in a sensory world.
This is a story about Ben, a lively and active boy, who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming. Loud noises vibrate through his body and "shoes and socks bother him... they never feel just right". This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student. But don't worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day.
A lovely story for parents, teachers and children to read to help them better understand what it feels like to function everyday in a world that feels overwhelming to the senses. Information about Sensory Processing Disorder and ideas to be used in the classroom at the back of the book.
Carol Kranowitz, Author, The Out-of-Sync Child - A just-right story to read at home and school! For children and adults - with and without sensory issues - it captures how it feels to be in Ben's shoes.
Tracey Butler, Director SPD Australia & Links to Learning - A book that parents and teachers alike have been waiting for. "Awareness brings Understanding" you have managed to succinctly provide this within the pages of this valuable book. The artwork perfectly depicts many of the little faces we so commonly see as they struggle through a world that at many times feels overwhelming.
Wind your way through over 50 imaginative mazes to find lost friends, escape danger, discover treasure and complete extra puzzles and challenges as you go.
The mazes at the beginning of the book are easier and they get more challenging as you go through. Solutions to all the mazes are at the end of the book.
Ellen Yack, M.Ed., OT; Shirley Sutton, OT; Paula Aquilla, OT
Perfect for those working with young children, but broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. Provides creative techniques and useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday challenges, including managing behaviors, improving muscle tone, developing social skills, selecting diets - and more!
Written by three experienced occupational therapists, Building Bridges through Sensory Integration offers a combination of theory and strategies.
Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment and an examination of the theory of sensory integration.
Part two offers methods of identifying sensory integration problems in children along with a range of strategies and activity suggestions.
Help me learn some manners in this fun-filled collection. Good manners have never been so much fun!
There are some magic words that Cheeky Monkey needed to know. But where would he find them...?
When Cheeky Monkey attends Georgina's party, he makes the birthday girl sad. Can he find the right word to make things better?
Cheeky Monkey is excited about having his friends over to play. But his selfish ways aren't appreciated. Can he learn some good manners before everyone leaves?
Cheeky Monkey is excited about going to the park, but his bad behaviour is making everyone cross. Can he find the right words to make things better?
Cheeky Monkey can't wait to get a treat a the store. But will he remember what other things he needs to buy?
There was a secret word that Cheeky Monkey needed to uncover. But where would he find it?
All 6 titles with sturdy board pages in a slip case.
Stanley I Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, PH.D.
The inspiring success of Dr Stanley Greenspan's unique approach to autism and ASD (autistic spectrum disorders) is known to grateful parents and to professionals throughout the world. Now at last his highly effective and influential program is presented in one clear and accessible book. A number of innovative, exciting features distinguish Greenspan's approach to autism: First, his program has demonstrated that children with signs of autism or ASD do not have a fixed, limited potential, but in many cases can join their peers and lead full, healthy lives, emotionally and intellectually. Secondly, his approach can be applied at a very early stage, when signs of autism first appear. Thus, the hope of preventing the full onset of autism becomes a real possibility. Third, the approach empowers the entire family to promote their child's development throughout each day. Also, the DIR Floortime approach guides the efforts of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and educators to work with the family and builds on latest research on the development of the mind and brain. As cases of autism continue to rise worldwide, Dr Greenspan's extremely successful Floortime approach is producing very promising results.