Starting Sensory Therapy (Paperback)

Fun Activities for the Home and Classroom!

By Bonnie Arnwine

Future Horizons, 9781935567264, 171pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2006)

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Starting Sensory Integration Therapy offers 100+ activities and games for children with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPDs).

Parent of a son with SPD, author Bonnie Arnwine chose activities that require minimal time, money, and clean-up. Most "ingredients" are already on hand: empty yogurt cups, string, soap, Kool-aid, flour, paper plates, etc. If the kids tire of an activity, an "Extend It " section shows how to use the same ingredients in new and different ways. Kids have fun while activities exercise the seven sensory "muscles" the visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, oral, vestibular, and proprioceptive senses. Activities can be enjoyed with others, so children also benefit from interacting socially with their peers, parents, and teachers.

About the Author

Bonnie Arnwine is the mother of an exceptional child, and sensory integration has been an integral part of her son's successful transition from special education to full inclusion in regular classes. Formerly a preschool teacher, she is now Director of Childrens' Ministries for Fair Oaks Church of Concord, CA. She earned her Bachelors degree in English from the University of California at Davis and has undertaken graduate work in education. She currently lives in Bencia, California with her husband, son, and daughter.

Praise For Starting Sensory Therapy: Fun Activities for the Home and Classroom!

“Fun, functional, and easy to set up and clean up, these activities will help all kids (and moms and dads, too) get in sync. Thank you, Bonnie. We need this book!” --Carol Kranowitz, MA, author of The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun and The Goodenoughs Get in Sync

“What a fun book! It is filled with numerous sensory activities that will facilitate learning and skill development. Ms. Arnwine “extends” many of the activities that provide the opportunity for a variety of creative play. This book is a welcome addition and will be utilized by parents, teachers, and therapists.” --Nancy Kashman, LOTR, co-author of The Sensory Connection

“Finally, a sensory integration recipe book abundant with fun and easy activities to help my son adapt to his environment. We get to play with family and friends, which makes him feel part of the group and encourages social development!” --Nancy Heller, Parent

“I am so excited to try out many of the ideas . . . my children’s sensory needs will be met in a simple, fun way without them even knowing it!” --Michele Brewster, Parent

“I have just finished reading Starting Sensory Integration Therapy and I loved it. It was very easy to read, and the personal stories helped me to connect with the therapies and activities. I love how the activities use regular househould items that I already have around the house. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!” --Debra Ponder, Parent