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Everyday activities to help your young child with autism live life to the full : simple exercises to boost functional skills, sensory processing, coordination and self-care / Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts ; foreword by Carol A. Just.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781849052382 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1849052387 (alk. paper)
  • Description: 144 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: London, UK ; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.

Available copies

  • 7 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RJ 506 .A9 J328 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction RJ 506 A9 J328 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 618.9285882/Jacobs (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction RJ 506 .A9 J328 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Childhood Resource Library (Children's Room) J 618.92 Jacobs (Childhood Resource Library) (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW RJ 506 .A9 J328 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 616.85882 JAC (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Foreword / Carol A. Just OTD, OTR/L -- Acknowledgments -- A Note About This Book -- Introduction -- What are Autism Spectrum Disorders? -- What is occupational therapy? -- Functional assessment -- Skill assessment -- Sensory processing -- Visual/motor skills -- Self-care skills -- How to use this book -- Chapter 1. Body Awareness -- Let's make a paper me -- Right/left discriminative and self and others in the environment -- My right hand -- Mom's right hand -- The bed has a right and left side -- Balance -- Building bicycle skills -- Pillow walk -- Target practice -- Up on your knees please -- Mobility -- Chapter 2. Increasing Coordination -- Eye-hand coordination -- Infants: Birth to two years of age -- Toddlers: Ages two to five -- Children: Elementary school age -- Bilateral coordination -- Infants -- Toddlers -- Children -- Chapter 3. Fine Motor Skills -- Foundation skills -- The pinch -- Wrist position -- Make it noticeable -- Right or left handed? -- Progressing hand skills and tool use -- Scissors -- Coloring in shapes and spaces -- Writing legibly on the line -- Turning the page -- Following the reading -- A word about hand strength -- Nail face picture -- Hole punch activities -- Let's find the good stuff -- Chapter 4. Understanding the World through the Senses -- Position in space -- Swing -- Knee riding -- Exercise balls -- Movement -- Under leg ball toss -- Touch -- Compression shirts -- Burrito time -- Gentle touch -- Neutral warmth -- Heavy blanket -- Sound -- Turn down the noise -- Taste -- Smell -- Vision -- Attention -- Chapter 5. Daily Living Skills -- Mealtimes -- Dressing -- What's the weather? -- Let's pick -- Getting into clothes -- What about style? -- Grooming -- Bathroom -- Hand washing -- Nail care -- Bath time -- Taking care of belongings -- Daily schedules -- Visual schedules -- Keeping organized -- Sleep -- Chores -- Chapter 6. Activities in the Home, School, and Community -- Play -- Playing alone -- Parallel play -- Playing together -- Breaks at school -- Computer use, television, and videogames -- Technology -- Worship -- Holidays -- Restaurants -- Running errands with the family -- Leisure -- Going to the movies -- Bicycle riding -- Bowling and arcades -- Chapter 7. Calming Techniques -- Staying calm at home -- Opportunities for self-expression -- Self-calming materials and furniture -- Staying calm in school -- Visual schedules -- Children learn using many senses -- Staying calm in the community -- The night before -- Snacks -- Backpack/bag -- Clothing -- Chapter 8. Building Capacity: Optimizing Care and Treatment -- Support for parents, carers, and professionals -- The grief process -- Networking and a team approach -- Types of professionals arid services -- Assessment and goal planning -- Celebration -- References -- Index
Subject: Autism in children > Popular works.
Occupational therapy for children > Popular works.
Betts, Dion E. (Dion Emile), 1963- (Added Author).

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