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The Pocket Occupational Therapist For Families Of Children With Special Needs

Author : Cara Koscinski
ISBN : 9780857007216
Genre : Medical
File Size : 43. 63 MB
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If you are unsure about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible overview is for you. Answering all of the common questions about the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life-skills, this book also offers simple activities to practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, most-importantly, OT-approved. This will be an illuminating and essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury. Professionals who want to learn more about the principles and practicalities of occupational therapy will also find it useful.

The Parent S Guide To Occupational Therapy For Autism And Other Special Needs

Author : Cara Koscinski
ISBN : 9781784502584
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 43. 20 MB
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With the help of this handy guide, you can bring tried and tested occupational therapy activities into your home and encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks while having fun in the process. This expanded edition of the award-winning book includes new advice on toilet training, coping with changes in routine, repetitive behaviors, self-regulation and much more. The simple explanations and easy exercises will soon make daily activities enjoyable and productive.

The Special Needs School Survival Guide

Author : Cara Koscinski
ISBN : 1499672489
Genre : Education
File Size : 23. 88 MB
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Family Choice Award Winner! 2015 The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide is a handbook for anyone teaching, living with, homeschooling, or working with students who have: autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral concerns, handwriting difficulty, fine motor delays, trouble with transitions, homework concerns, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and more! It contains an easy to read Q&A format. Every section answers common questions teachers, parents, and homeschoolers ask about teaching a student who has special needs. The "Out of the POCKET" activities are specially designed to be carried out easily in either a group setting or individually. The activities can be used immediately! Included are facts on Individual Education Plans; 504 plans; classroom modifications; accommodations for all types of students and disabilities; behavior issues; transitions; ADLs; handwriting; cutting; gym class; sensory rooms and sensory accommodations galore; ADHD and attention; dysgraphia; dyscalculia; dyslexia; warm-up and cool-down activities for classroom use and so much more! This book is written by a pediatric occupational therapist who is also the homeschooling mother to two children with autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. This is the second book written by Cara Koscinski. She is known as "The Pocket Occupational Therapist." Chapters include: IEP 101-What you need to know; Therapy in school; Handwriting; Fine motor in the classroom, autism spectrum disorders; Sensory Processing Disorder in school; Behavior and transitions; ADHD and organization; learning disabilities and learning disorders; resources for parenting a child with special needs and teaching a student with special needs. It will be an invaluable reference for parents, caregivers, teachers, students, classroom aides, school districts, therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, special needs teachers, psychologists, physicians, principals, and teaching assistants. The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide will be a "go-to" resource that you'll refer to time and time again! Also, check out The Pocket Occupational Therapist book for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs. Also available on Amazon through Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Occupational Therapy Evaluation For Children

Author : Shelley E. Mulligan
ISBN : 9781469829432
Genre : Medical
File Size : 74. 65 MB
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Fully revised to reflect the latest AOTA standards, Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, portable reference that provides occupational therapists a trusted resource for use throughout their education and into practice. Unique and easy-to-use, this proven book provides an overview of theory, as well as step-by-step coverage of techniques. Clinical examples illustrate the application of content, as well as client and family-centered practice; illustrations demonstrate assessment techniques; and extensive tables summarize key assessments, techniques, and actions. This updated Second Edition includes new assessment tools, new content addressing specialty areas such as autism, additional assessments, and more.

Simple Low Cost Games And Activities For Sensorimotor Learning

Author : Lisa A. Kurtz
ISBN : 9780857008794
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 89. 45 MB
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This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children. Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills. This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.

The Asperkid S Game Plan

Author : Jennifer Cook O'Toole
ISBN : 9780857007797
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 40. 64 MB
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The Asperkid's Game Plan looks from the inside at the learning style of children with Asperger syndrome and explains how to introduce structured play that engages Asperkids and explicitly addresses ASD weaknesses while reinforcing ASD strengths. Showing how just about anything can be turned into an opportunity for learning and growth, the book is full of go-to ideas for making simple play equipment in the home or classroom and using it to develop core skills that Asperkids struggle with, from fine motor and social skills, to planning and organization. Whether it's origami math, fried marbles, or a bug's eye view scavenger hunt, every game, project, and idea in the book is explained with clear directions and learning objectives and illustrated with color photographs. Jennifer O'Toole's enthusiastic approach and fun lessons, based on Montessori principles, will inspire and motivate parents, educators, and therapists to make purposeful play a part of every Asperkid's day.

My Mighty Mito Book

Author : Cara Koscinski
ISBN : 151522984X
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File Size : 31. 56 MB
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This is the perfect book for your child! It has colorful and fun illustrations. Mitochondrial disease affects people of all ages. Often, children benefit from books which explain symptoms and feelings in clear wording and bright photos. 'My Mighty Mito' has space for your child to personalize the book in the front as well as room for your child to write his/her own feelings and symptoms to help them to know that other children go through similar experiences and that they are not alone. 'Mighty Mito' is what Joshua Koscinski has called his mitochondria since he was a young child. Joshua is a thirteen year old who lives daily with the difficult symptoms and effects of mitochondrial disease. His desire is to help other children to know there are more kids like them out there and to not feel afraid. Often children with special needs benefit from 'social stories' or stories that help them to understand what is happening to them. For Joshua, writing is a way to let other children know that they are amazing! Cristy Balcells, founder of and author of Living Well with Mitochondrial Disease wrote the foreward for our book. We hope you love reading it as much as we loved writing it. Joshua lives with mitochondrial disease, autism, Ehlers-Danlos, Sensory Processing Disorder, speech and motor delays, and eosinophilic esophagitis. When he is unable to walk, Joshua uses his granny smith apple wheelchair. He is home schooled since mitochondrial disease severely limits his energy level. Joshua is fed via a GJ tube (gastrojejunostomy tube) since his stomach doesn't function effectively. He is hyper-sensitive to heat and humidity, which is common in those with mitochondrial disease. Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L (known as The Pocket Occupational Therapist) is Joshua's mother. She has authored four books and travels throughout the US to help educate therapists, parents, and teachers about working with children who have special needs. Visit her website at for more information. Joshua has been a guest on the Anderson Cooper daytime talk show, on the cover of AutismAsperger's Digest, and AutismFile magazines. He is an advocate for other children who have mitochondrial disease.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Handbook

Author : Patricia Bowyer
ISBN : 9780323071000
Genre : Medical
File Size : 37. 67 MB
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Combining essential assessment guidance with the latest evidence-based intervention strategies, this compact reference helps you quickly locate the information you need to evaluate and manage pediatric disorders. Access diagnosis-specific information on epidemiology, precautions, and more, as well as suggested interventions supported by the latest research, all in a convenient, pocket-sized handbook perfect for the busy clinical setting. Information is presented in a consistent format for easy reference and complies with the OT Practice Framework to help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. Evidence-based evaluation and intervention content on over 80 common pediatric diagnoses helps you make sound clinical decisions supported by documented research. Intervention strategies are highlighted through the text for fast, easy reference when planning treatment. Convenient A-Z organization and pocket-sized format help you locate diagnosis-specific information quickly in busy practice settings. Case studies illustrate real-life patient scenarios and help hone your clinical reasoning skills.

Pediatric Skills For Occupational Therapy Assistants E Book

Author : Jean W. Solomon
ISBN : 9780323291637
Genre : Medical
File Size : 22. 33 MB
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Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.

The Weighted Blanket Guide

Author : Eileen Parker
ISBN : 9781784502027
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 83. 28 MB
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Providing everything you need to know about the use of weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, ease chronic pain and more, this book includes: · What a weighted blanket is and how it works · An exploration of deep pressure and how weight on the body affects the mind · Guidelines for using weighted blankets at home and in professional environments · Studies into the effectiveness of weighted blankets · Advice on how to select an appropriate weighted blanket or sew your own. Based on the latest research, this book dispels the online myths surrounding weighted blankets. It delivers clear information for occupational therapists and anyone considering using a weighted blanket to help with sensory processing disorder, autism, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

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