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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Third Edition

Paula Aquilla (author) Ellen Yack (author)
Shirley Sutton (author)
Carol Kranowitz (Foreword by)

ISBN: 9781935567455

Publication Date: Nov 2015

Format: Paperback

Written by three experienced occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory and strategies. It is a perfect tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. Building Bridges 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.
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Winner of the Summer 2015 Academics' Choice Smart Book Award. Written by three experienced occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory and strategies. It is a perfect tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. Building Bridges 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. Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment and examines sensory integration theories. Part two offers methods of identifying sensory problems in children along with numerous strategies and activities. Helpful topics include: what is occupational therapy?; what is sensory integration?; what are the sensory systems?; identifying problems with sensory integration strategies for challenging behaviours; ideas for self-care skills; adapting home, school, and childcare settings.
Pages 312
Dimensions 279 x 216
Date Published 30 Nov 2015
Publisher Sensory World
Subject/s Occupational therapy   Child & developmental psychology   needs  
  • Foreword
  • Letter to the Reader
  • What Is in This Book?
  • PART 1: What is ASD and Occupational Therapy?
  • What is Sensory Integration?
  • What Are the Sensory Systems?
  • PART 2: Identifying Problems with Sensory Integration
  • Strategies for Challenging Behaviors
  • Ideas for Self-Care Skills
  • Adapting Home, School and Childcare Settings
  • Activity Suggestions
  • Equipment and Resources
  • References
  • About the Authors
  • Index

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