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The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk
How to Use Everyday Routines to Build Social and Communication Skills
by Deborah Fein, Molly Helt, Lynn Brennan, and Marianne Barton

Suspecting that your baby or toddler may have autism spectrum disorder or another developmental delay can be scary and overwhelming. But there is a lot you can do to help, even while waiting for an evaluation or early intervention.

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Suspecting that your baby or toddler may have autism spectrum disorder or another developmental delay can be scary and overwhelming. But there is a lot you can do to help, even while waiting for an evaluation or early intervention. With the right tools, everyday tasks can be terrific opportunities for building critical social and communication skills. Start at the kitchen table, bathtub, or shopping cart! In this easy-to-navigate guide, leading experts present more than 100 games and activities designed to support development in children from birth to age 3. Your child's daily routines are transformed into learning opportunities that promote crucial abilities, like how to imitate others or use simple hand gestures to convey wants and needs. As a parent, you are the most important person in your child's life. Now you can be the best teacher, too.

240 Pages, Size: 8" x 10½", Paperback

  • Introduction: Is This Book for You?
  • I. Helping Babies and Toddlers Learn and Develop
  • 1. What Is a Developmental Delay and How Can Games in Routine Activities Help?
  • 2. Keystones: Attachment and Behavioral Teaching
  • 3. 12 Rules to Play By
  • 4. Language, Eye Contact, and Imagination: Important Targets of Learning
  • II. Games and Activities for Toddlers at Risk
  • 5. Waking Up and Going to Sleep
  • 6. Dressing, Undressing, and Diaper Changing
  • 7. Mealtime
  • 8. Bathtime
  • 9. Chores
  • 10. Errands
  • 11. Indoor Play
  • 12. Outdoor Play
  • III. Games and Activities for Babies at Risk
  • 13.0–3 Months
  • 14. 3–6 Months
  • 15. 6–9 Months
  • 16. 9–12 Months
  • IV. More Tips and Tools
  • 17. Specific Words, Phrases, Gestures, and Signs to Work On
  • 18. Preventing Problem Behavior
  • Appendix: Activity Lists


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