Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full (Paperback)

Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coord

By Dion Betts, Debra Jacobs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781849052382, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2011

List Price: 19.95*
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Does your child struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world? This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also ideas for tackling social challenges, including playing with friends, going on holiday and staying calm at school. The final chapter of the book explains the different support professionals parents of a child with autism are likely to encounter and how each can help their child. This jargon-free book shows how occupational therapy techniques can be used to help your young child with autism to live life to the full, and will be an essential tool for parents and carers.

About the Author

Debra S. Jacobs is an occupational therapist in private practice and also at Tucson Unified School District, USA. Dion E. Betts is Superintendent of Schools, Boyertown Area School District, USA. He is co-author of several books including Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.