Item description for Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders by Paula Aquilla, Shirley Sutton & Ellen Yack...
Written by three experienced occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory and strategies. It is a perfect tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults. "Building Bridges "provides creative techniques and useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday challenges, including managing behaviors, improving muscle tone, developing social skills, selecting diets, and more. Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment and examines sensory integration theories. Part two offers methods of identifying sensory problems in children along with numerous strategies and activities.
Helpful topics include:
What is Occupational Therapy?What is Sensory Integration?What are the Sensory Systems?Identifying Problems with Sensory Integration Strategies for Challenging BehaviorsIdeas for Self Care SkillsAdapting Home, School, and Child Care Settings
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
Publisher Future Horizons
ISBN 1932565450 ISBN13 9781932565454
Availability 0 units.
More About Paula Aquilla, Shirley Sutton & Ellen Yack
Ellen Yack, B.Sc., M.Ed., O.T., has practiced as an occupational therapist since 1979 and has a Masters Degree in Education. She currently is the Director of Ellen Yack and Associates Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services, a private agency providing occupational therapy services to children, adolescents and their families in Toronto and surrounding areas. Ellen is also the occupational therapy consultant at the Geneva Centre for Autism. Her areas of expertise include sensory integration, autism spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder and learning disabilities. Paula Aquilla, B.Sc., O.T., is an occupational therapist. She has worked with adults and children in clinical, educational, home, and community-based settings. She founded the Yes I Can! Integrated Nursery School, Yes I Can! Summer Camp, and the I Love My Baby Program in Toronto and was the director for six years. Paula was also the founding executive director of Giant Steps in Toronto, an innovative program of intensive therapies, academics, and support services for children with autism spectrum disorder. Shirley Sutton B.Sc., O.T., has worked with children and teens with special needs for over 25 years. She currently has a private practice in Collingwood and also works for Children's Therapy Services of Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Early Intervention. In addition to being a well known presenter across Canada, Shirley is primarily a clinician, and currently consults for several Community Living Associations and the Achimota Centre for Children with Autism. Her special interests and training include developmental disorders (including autism), sensory integration, and early intervention.
Reviews - What do customers think about Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders?
Easy to understand and practical Sep 15, 2007
I'm an occupational therapist and have taken entire courses in sensory integration that were not as clear and helpful with ideas as this book.
Great suggestions, Not just for autism Jun 12, 2007
As an occupational therapist, I love this book for the suggestions it provides to the very practical everyday difficulties parents face when their child has sensory integration issues. To me, the only downfall is that it refers to children with autism so much. I have used it with any child with sensory integration difficulties, but have had to create my own handouts based on the book to avoid offending parents whose children are clearly not autistic. It addresses things like brushing teeth, getting to and staying asleep, and problem behaviors like biting, hitting, and so much more.
review May 12, 2007
This is a great book for any parent with an autistic child. Occupational therapist use this book them selves. The book gives good fundamental info on sensory issues and provides good strategies on how to help your child. Outstanding book