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101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders Paperback – August 5, 2009
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About the Author
Tara Delaney M.S., OTR, is the Executive Director of Steps Therapy Inc., specializing in sensory integration, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, as well as social skills development.
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Tara founded BabySteps in 1998, which served schools with occupational therapy needs in the Austin, Texas area. BabySteps was reestablished in Sacramento, California in 2002 with a continued focus on serving local area schools. In the years that followed, BabySteps expanded rapidly to offer speech therapy, educational psychology, and school nursing. It is now an award-winning and thriving practice. On top of running her own business, Tara is an active occupational therapist specializing in sensory integration, autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. She is commissioned regularly by school systems to work closely with early education teachers on ideas to promote integrated learning environments in the classroom. She has developed programs that incorporate the developmental and educational needs of school children.
Tara regularly conducts seminars on sensory integration, child development, autism, and behavioral issues for school systems as well as for parent and therapy organizations. She is a member of the National Occupational Therapy Association, the Occupational Therapy Association of California, Sensory Integration International, and the International Adoption Family Network Organization.
Tara lives in Sacramento, California with her husband, Bill, and their two children, Maggie and Liam. She enjoys listening to NPR, reading books, wine tasting with friends, traveling, and, of course, playing with kids!
Top Customer Reviews
I hope this book can help you as much as it helped me. There's a lot of good stuff in here for $12.
The Chapter 6 Social Sense games are more in keeping with the games for teaching mildly autistic children better socialising, and some of them are excellent, and occasionally (importantly) include waiting for, and prompting Response.
The Games in this book are more systematically and clearly set out that with other books available, which means it is more instantly accessible. Each Game describes the physical and social outcomes that are being aimed for in the Game.
Definitely a worthwhile book, which I have recommended on my site, [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What I liked from this book is every activity has a really good reason and specific support about "why" and "what" we are workingPublished 20 days ago by Liz
A great resource for teachers, Gym teachers, families and occupational and physical therapistsPublished 22 days ago by martina balas
I couldn't get into the activities in this book so much, and it was difficult to tweak the activities to fit needs.Published 23 days ago by Verna