Practical Sensory Programmes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Sensory Programmes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Sue Larkey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843104797

Category: Psychology

Page: 114

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This book offers a six-step approach to developing a programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming, and to identify activities they find relaxing or rewarding. Larkey gives over 30 activities using touch, sound, taste, vision and movement, and gives advice on how to use them to improve children's communication skills.

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Author: Sue Larkey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007834

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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It is a common misconception that children on the autism spectrum find mathematics easy. In fact the opposite is true for some, and exposure to basic mathematics in the early years can be crucial in establishing the foundations for understanding later in life. This book provides practical strategies and tools for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. The authors emphasise the importance of incorporating a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include colours, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills. This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Author: Natasha Etherington

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005995

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Winner of the American Horticultural Therapy Association's Book Publication Award 2014 A garden or nature setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs to learn, play and strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. Using a mindfulness approach, Natasha Etherington presents a simple gardening program that offers learning experiences beyond those a special needs student can gain within the classroom. The book outlines the many positive physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the garden and provides specially adapted gardening activities for a variety of needs, including those with developmental disabilities and behavioural difficulties, as well as wheelchair users. With a focus on the therapeutic potential of nature, the book shows that gardening can help reduce feelings of anxiety, provide an outlet for physical aggression, build self-esteem through the nurturing of plants and much more. With this practical program, teachers and parents can easily adopt gardening activities into their schedules and enjoy the benefits of introducing children with special needs to nature and the rhythms of the seasons.

Autism Through A Sensory Lens

Autism Through A Sensory Lens

Author: Joy Beaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000169478

Category: Education

Page: 108

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The fully revised second edition of this easy-to-use resource introduces the sensory differences autistic children may face, and explores how these differences can affect their ability to make sense of the world. It is invaluable in helping those adults working with autistic children to identify the possible triggers for the child’s behaviour and consider it through a sensory lens. Children have varying sensory needs so the book offers both a wealth of enjoyable activities for sensory exploration and play, whilst also providing suggestions for strategies and ideas that can be used at home or in school to create an autism-friendly environment. This book: Highlights the possible link between behaviours that challenge and sensory difficulties for autistic children. Provides practical and accessible resources, helping parents, carers and practitioners to gain a greater understanding of sensory differences. Includes an online assessment with accompanying aids to create a visual representation of the child’s sensory needs. With both downloadable and photocopiable resources, this practical guide will be an essential tool for parents, carers and practitioners working with autistic children, enabling them to to create a visual profile of areas of difficulty which can form the basis of personalised strategies and fun sensory activities to support the child.

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Author: Susan Fowler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843104551

Category: Medical

Page: 249

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This photocopiable resource provides the reader with a step-by-step approach to organising sensory-focused activities for carers and professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities. Importantly, it also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the person's daily environment.

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Heather MacKenzie

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846427924

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation. Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure based on these concepts. Easy to follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations. This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Author: Polly Godwin Emmons

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843108061

Category: Education

Page: 177

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This book is comprehensive resource for addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, school and in the community. Focusing on early intervention, it provides integration activities, assessment and curricular modifications, treatment options and equipment and resources.

Autism and Asperger's Conditions

Autism and Asperger's Conditions

Author: Christopher Barber

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781789822250

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Autism and Asperger’s Conditions covers a wide range of issues relating to the care and support of those with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. This book aims to improve nurses’ professional interactions with those with autism spectrum disorders through improved awareness, knowledge and understanding of what these conditions are and what they are not, possible causes, diagnostic issues, nursing interventions, the history of autism, and issues that affect children, adolescents and adults with these conditions and their families. A highly practical and accessible text, autism spectrum conditions are covered from a variety of perspectives, both within and outside of a learning disability setting.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522538288

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

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Developmental disorders affect a high percentage of people in contemporary society. As such, it is imperative to dedicate time and research to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of these disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on emerging perspectives, treatment and care techniques, and therapeutic strategies to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Highlighting a range of topics such as social skills, educational support, and assistive technologies, this book is ideally designed for healthcare professionals, researchers, students, academics, and practitioners interested in learning more about autism spectrum disorders.

Creating Autism Champions

Creating Autism Champions

Author: Joy Beaney

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504410

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Raising awareness and understanding of autism has school-wide benefits, such as helping to improve the attitudes of pupils and staff and allowing children with autism to thrive socially, emotionally and educationally alongside their peers. This comprehensive resource provides a whole school programme for raising autism awareness and promoting inclusion. It includes training for staff in the knowledge and skills they need to support pupils, a sample school assembly, and lesson plans for teaching groups of pupils to be 'autism champions'. This programme also offers photocopiable worksheets and online presentations to use as part of the staff training, school assembly and peer awareness lessons. There is advice for involving children with autism and their parents in school activities. Easily adaptable for different age groups, this is a ready-made resource for schools committed to promoting autism awareness and whole school welfare.

Sensory Stories to Support Additional Needs

Sensory Stories to Support Additional Needs

Author: Joanna Grace

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781839971488

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Sensory Stories are short stories of a few lines which are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They are particularly beneficial for people with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autistic children or adults. Sensory stories are perfect for introducing new sensory environments in a safe, interactive way to help reduce associated anxieties and open up new avenues for communication and play. This updated edition is packed with original ready-to-use sensory stories, including 5 additional guest sensory stories by authors from around the world and your very own story template to create a sensory experience personalised for each person. With exclusive 'how to' video content and digital lesson plans, this book is the essential tool for introducing the transformative multi-sensory storytelling method into your home, classroom or group setting. Using everyday items and step-by-step instructions to make incorporating sensory stories accessible and simple, it has never been easier to create inclusive and fun sensory experiences to enhance the lives of those with additional needs.