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Practical sensory programmes for students with autism spectrum disorders

By: Larkey, Sue.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007Description: 112 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781843104797.Subject(s): AUTISM | SENSORY DEVELOPMENT | SENSORY DISORDERS | SPECIAL EDUCATION | REHABILITATION | ACTIVITIES | CHILDREN
Contents:
Part 1: Getting started Part 2: The six steps to a successful sensory programme Step 1: Assessment : the sensory checklist Step 2: Specific sensory aims and strategies Step 3: General sensory programme activities Steps 4, 5 and 6: Programming, evaluation and reassessment Part 3: Positive behaviour support
Summary: "Children with autistic spectrum disorders often have sensory processing difficulties... This practical book offers a six-step approach to developing a successful programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming and to identify activities they may find relaxing or rewarding... Parents, occupational therapists and educational professionals will find this workbook to be a rich source of fun ideas for improving sensory processing in ASD, and easily adaptable for children with other special needs." - BOOK JACKETReview: Sue Larkey has written this book with teachers and families in mind to help them provide ways for children to practice and put in place the skills they are developing with specialists. She suggests that where possible it would be advantageous to consult an occupational therapist to construct a specific programme. There are over 30 activities using touch, taste, sight, sound and movement and advice on how to use the activities as opportunities to improve communication. There are also photocopiable checklists to assess sensory reactions, sleep patterns sense of movement and use of eye contact. Sue Larkey is Director of Autism Consulting and Educational Services in Australia and has taught at primary and special education levels.
List(s) this item appears in: Sue Larkey. March 2017 | Sensory disorders April 2019 CM | Sensory activities. Feb 2019
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Part 1: Getting started
Part 2: The six steps to a successful sensory programme
Step 1: Assessment : the sensory checklist
Step 2: Specific sensory aims and strategies
Step 3: General sensory programme activities
Steps 4, 5 and 6: Programming, evaluation and reassessment
Part 3: Positive behaviour support

"Children with autistic spectrum disorders often have sensory processing difficulties... This practical book offers a six-step approach to developing a successful programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming and to identify activities they may find relaxing or rewarding... Parents, occupational therapists and educational professionals will find this workbook to be a rich source of fun ideas for improving sensory processing in ASD, and easily adaptable for children with other special needs." - BOOK JACKET

Sue Larkey has written this book with teachers and families in mind to help them provide ways for children to practice and put in place the skills they are developing with specialists. She suggests that where possible it would be advantageous to consult an occupational therapist to construct a specific programme.
There are over 30 activities using touch, taste, sight, sound and movement and advice on how to use the activities as opportunities to improve communication. There are also photocopiable checklists to assess sensory reactions, sleep patterns sense of movement and use of eye contact.
Sue Larkey is Director of Autism Consulting and Educational Services in Australia and has taught at primary and special education levels.

Patron comment on

Much of the programme content is based on desensitization - this needs to be done with extreme care by experienced person. Exposing someone to sensory stimuli that they dislike can be very stressful and can result in an increase in challenging behavior.

Patron comment on

I think it's important to select ideas that you feel may be useful for the person you're supporting and not all the suggestions would be beneficial - but there are some good ideas

Patron comment on

Sue Larkey's books really helpful

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More suitable for home. Will recommend to family.

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