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The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 250 Questions Parents Ask (Special Needs Parenting Answer Book)

Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps parents understand their child's diagnosis and develop a plan for success.

Is there medication for sensory processing disorder? How can occupational therapy help? What advice can I give my child's teacher? Can you "outgrow" sensory processing disorder? How can we make social situations less of an ordeal? What are some therapeutic activities I can do with my child?

It is estimated that more than 10 percent of children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder characterized by the misinterpretation of everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. For many children, SPD can lead to academic struggles, behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and other issues. The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions about SPD, such as:

  • What is sensory processing?

  • Does SPD affect social skills?

  • Can you see sensory processing difficulties in an infant?

  • What is Sensory Integration Therapy?

  • Is SPD a sign of autism?

  • Are there tests for SPD?

  • How do I get a prescription for occupational therapy?

  • How do I teach my child to understand his sensory needs?

Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps you fully understand SPD, conquer your fears, and seek help for your child when necessary.

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101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders

Learning through play

One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play.

Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips.

More than one hundred games that help your child:

  • make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills

  • associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills

  • learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school

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Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities: Over 105 Sttrategies, Activities and Sensory Tools for Children and Adolescents

Nationally recognized experts Tara Delaney, OTR/L and Mary Hamrick, CCC-SLP have designed this revolutionary workbook to help professionals use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children with autism, sensory processing disorders and learning disabilities.
This new framework for developing a dynamic social skills program using the sensory system is a way to explore why kids react that way they do socially. With this framework in mind, professionals can build on children's self-awareness and social acumen.
- Sensory-based activities for teaching social skills
-Visualization strategies to prepare for social interactions
-Step-by-step program for groups or therapy sessions
-Activities to address both non-cognitive and cognitive aptitude of being social
-Downloadable worksheets and activities
-Can be used by teachers, professionals and parents
-Bonus - includes 15 lessons that easily fit within a school calendar