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Starting Your Own Practice from Scratch (Paperback)

By (author) Caroline Joy Co Pt

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Play in Occupational Therapy for Children (Hardback)

By (author) L. Diane Parham, By (author) Linda S. Fazio
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Short Description for Play in Occupational Therapy for Children: Focused on the importance of play in evaluating and treating children with disabilities, this title presents play theories and assessments along with the theories and assessments reached from research conducted by occupational therapists and occupational scientists.
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Occupational Therapy for Children (Hardback)

By (author) Jane Case-Smith, By (author) Jane Clifford O'Brien

Short Description for Occupational Therapy for Children: Focuses on children from infancy to adolescence and gives comprehensive coverage of both conditions and treatment techniques in the various settings. This title also focuses on evidence-based practice with the addition of key research notes and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions.
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Paediatric Occupational Therapy: Facilitating Effective Service Provision (Paperback)

Edited by Winnie Dunn

Great for new comers to paediatrics.
Website: www.amazon.com/Pediatric-Occupational-Therapy-Facilitating-Effective/dp/1556420145

 

 

Activities to Enhance Social Emotional and Problem-solving skills

by John M. Malouff (Author), Nicola S. Schutte (Author)

Website: www.amazon.com/Activities-Enhance-Social-Emotional-Problem-solving/dp/0398077215#

 

 



Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses (Paperback)

By (author) Winnie Dunn
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Short Description for Living Sensationally: How do you feel when you bite into a pear...wear a feather boa...stand in a noisy auditorium...or look for a friend in a crowd? "Living Sensationally" explains how people's individual sensory patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day. Some people will adore the grainy texture of a pear, while others will shudder at the idea of this texture in their mouths. Touching a feather boa will be fun and luxurious to some, and others will bristle at the idea of all those feathers brushing on the skin. Noisy, busy environments will energize some people, and will overwhelm others. The author identifies four major sensory types: Seekers; Bystanders; Avoiders and Sensors. Readers can use the questionnaire to find their own patterns and the patterns of those around them, and can benefit from practical sensory ideas for individuals, families and businesses. Armed with the information in "Living Sensationally", people will be able to pick just the right kind of clothing, job and home and know why they are making such choices.

Website: www.bookdepository.co.uk/Living-Sensationally-Winnie-Dunn/9781843109150
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The Out-of-Sync Child

By Carol Stock Kranowitz

"The Out-of-Sync Child" broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

Website: www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Out-of-Sync-Child-Carol-Stock-Kranowitz/9780399531651
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The Out-of-sync Child Has Fun

By Carol Stock Kranowitz
Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

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Working with Children in Groups: A Handbook for Counsellors, Educators and Community Workers (Paperback)

By (author) Kathryn Geldard, By (author) David Geldard
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Short Description for Working with Children in Groups: Kathryn and David Geldard describe the entire process of running children's groups from the initial planning to post-group evaluation. Topics covered include the benefits and disadvantages of running groups, as well as the planning, designing, implementation and evaluation of group programmes.
Website: www.bookdepository.co.uk/Working-with-Children-Groups-Kathryn-Geldard/9780333921432
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Sensory Motor Handbook: A Guide for Implementing and Modifying Activities in the Classroom

by Julie Bissell (Author), Jean Fisher (Author), Carol Owens (Author), Patricia Polcyn (Author)
Website: www.amazon.com/Sensory-Motor-Handbook-Implementing ...

 

 

 

Sensory Motor Handbook: A Guide for Implementing and Modifying Activities in the Classroom (Paperback)- Second Edition

by (author) Bissell, Julie/ Fisher, Jean/ Owens, Carol/ Polcyn, Patricia
Offers activities for occupational therapists and physiotherapists to either implement or recommend as a follow-up to their consultation. The activities are aimed at developing sensory motor, gross motor, fine motor and oral motor skills.

Provide parents and teachers fun and easy activities to implement at home or in the classroom

This text provides hundreds of suggestions to help meet sensory and motor needs in the preschool to 4th grade classroom. Therapists, teachers, and families will find Sensory Motor Handbook an excellent resource for enriching the therapy of developmentally disabled children.

The book offers a repertoire of activities for occupational and physical therapists to either implement or recommend as a follow-up to their consultation. Reproducible pages can be given to teachers and parents who will discover many fun, easy-to-implement activities that enrich opportunities at school or at home, developing sensory motor, gross motor, fine motor, and oral motor skills.

Activities are organized by the equipment needed, making preparation easy. A chart analyzes the primary sensory and motor components challenged in each activity. The teacher observation section alerts the teacher to be aware of specific behaviors and responses.

Clinicians will find an increase in the efficiency of making observations and recommendations with Sensory Motor Handbook.

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Sensational Kids

By Lucy Jane Miller, Doris A. Fuller, Ph. D. Miller
Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

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Fingers and Thumbs: Toys and Activities for Children with Hand Problems (Play Can Help S.) (Paperback)

By (author) Roma Lear

Website: www.bookdepository.co.uk/Fingers-Thumbs-Roma-Lear/9780750625241
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Sensory Stimulation: Sensory-Focused Activities for People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities

Website: www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sensory-Stimulation-Susan-Fowler/9781843104551
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Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

By Carol Stock Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut (Joint Author), Lynn Balzer-Martin (Joint Author)
Short description: In this elegant approach to the often elusive subject of sensory integration, Kranowitz, author of the bestselling "The Out-of-Sync Child," and expert occupational therapists present an extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that are invaluable to every teacher and parent who has children with sensory integration challenges.

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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 (Paperback)

By (author) Barbara Sher
Short Description for Early Intervention GamesA 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).

Website: www.bookdepository.co.uk/Early-Intervention-Games-Barbara-Sher/9780470391266
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Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Step-by-step Resource (Paperback)

By (author) Fiona Brownlee, By (author) Lindsay Munro, Illustrated by Aisling Nolan
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Sensory Motor Activities for the Young Child


Child contains over 100 fun therapy activities and ideas for children aged 3 to 6 years
Website: www.pearsonpsychcorp.com.au/productdetails/481/1/29

 

 

 

Sensory Integration: Practical Strategies and Sensory Motor Activities for Use in the Classroom

by Michael C. Abraham, CAPE, 2002,
Short description: This handbook offers practical, detailed information addressing the needs of children with sensory integration dysfunction. Using the tools provided, teachers can make careful observations to understand sensory problems. For example, recognizing a child's underlying difficulties, such as hypersensitivity to touch and movement, appropriate activities can be planned. The list of suggested strategies covers a wide range of specific needs. Categories include poor posture, clumsiness/poor coordination, excessive restlessness, fine motor problems, trouble with attention, learning behavior, weakness or floppiness of arms and legs, and bilateral integration problems. Working closely with OTs, teachers can use the intervention techniques to enhance the abilities of children with sensory integration dysfunction.
Website: www.therapro.com/Sensory-Integration-Practical-Strategies-and-Sensory-Motor-Activities-for-Use-in-the-Classroom-P51348.aspx

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Useful Websites

Website: www.learningskills4kids.com/Default.aspx?TabID=31457&LangID=0

Website: www.highlightskids.com/GamesandGiggles/HiddenPics...

Website: www.raisingourkids.com/activities/hidden-pictures/044-free-hidden-pictures.html

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Website: www.sensationalbrain.com

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Websites with useful articles

Sensory diet:
Website: www.ateachabout.com/news/sensory_diet_applications_review.asp

Sensory Processing Disorder: The Secret To Making Fine Motor Skills Activities For Children Fun
Website: www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/fine-motor-skills-activities-for-children.html

How to Provide Sensory Activities for the Classroom
Website: www.ehow.com/how_2121421_provide-sensory-activities-classroom.html

Handwriting assessment option
Website: www.alaska.net/~otkids/Author.html