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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
by Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts Foreword by Carol A. Just

This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep.

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Does your child struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world? This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also ideas for tackling social challenges, including playing with friends, going on holiday and staying calm at school. The final chapter of the book explains the different support professionals parents of a child with autism are likely to encounter and how each can help their child.

This jargon-free book shows how occupational therapy techniques can be used to help your young child with autism to live life to the full, and will be an essential tool for parents and carers.

Using occupational therapy techniques to help your child with autism live life to the full � An interview with Debra Jacobs and Dion Betts 1 December 2011 "It is important for children to participate in 'activities of daily living' which are essential for good health. The more he is involved in the process and has some sense of control, the less he will see it as a chore and the more he will be willing to participate... When approaching these activities, parents need to ask themselves what they are attempting to accomplish. For example, if the goal is for the child to be clean, then does it really matter if bath time is 7PM or 3PM, as long as the time fits with the flow of the family?"

2011, 9.25in x 6in / 234mm x 156mm, 144pp

Acknowledgements. A Note About This Book. Foreword by Carol A. Just. Introduction. 1. Body Awareness. 2. Increasing Coordination. 3. Fine Motor Skills. 4. Understanding the World Through the Senses. 5. Daily Living Skills. 6. Activities in the Home, School and Community. 7. Calming Techniques. 8. Building Capacity: Optimizing Care and Treatment.

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