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Children identified with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders are often perceived as needing to be "fixed." However, recent research suggests that what we need to do instead is play with them and help them find the joy in interacting with others. In Early Intervention Games, expert occupational therapist Barbara Sher provides a wide selection of fun and novel games to do at home or in the classroom, including a variety of games to play in water. This indispensable resource can help these unique children enhance and increase their social, motor, and sensory skills. Each game explains the lessons playfully learned and ways of modifying the games so that everyone, regardless of skill level and sensibility, can play along.
Neuroscientists now know that playing is a profound biological process that shapes and enlarges the brain; but from the children's view, it just feels good to have fun. Enjoy the positive interaction with the children in your life that you'll discover in Early Intervention Games.
Praise for Early Intervention Games
"Early Intervention Games brims with sparkling ideas to help children learn the pleasures of engaging in back and forth play. Barbara's warm advice and cool activities invite us to dive right in!"
—Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child
"Barbara Sher is gifted in her ability to weave therapy into play while deeply respecting the strengths and uniqueness of each child. In this book, she artfully explains how everyone can support challenged children through brilliantly creative yet practical, low-budget games. Her gentle, welcoming ways pull out the best in children as she shows us how to playfully play."
—Mary Sue Williams, co-author of How Does Your Engine Run? Alert Program for Self-Regulation
"Early Intervention Games takes a unique approach with its emphasis on playful activities. Barbara Sher's games and ideas are simple, fun, and wonderful tools for therapists working with children who have Sensory Processing or Autism Spectrum Disorders."
—Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D., OTR, executive director, Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and author of Sensational Kids
I was just browsing when this book caught my attention. I purchased it after looking inside and finding the content interesting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mary
This book is geared more toward parents not a school setting. Also for a younger age than I expected but it did help generate some new ideas.Published 15 months ago by Pen Name
Having a grandson with these problems this book gave many ideas on how to help him. Many tools to teach you how to handle them.Published 19 months ago by Cleo Silva
This is an awesome resource with great games. I love it because it is also very easy to understand. This book is truly an asset to my collection.Published 19 months ago by D. Studdard
insightful and playful. The games and activities are a little above my 20 month old. But the ideas can be modified to fit any age. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Maria
What I appreciate most is the explaination of each activity & the variations to suit each childs needs. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by Lyn