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101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders


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Author:
Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L
Copyright:
2009
Publication Date:
Nov 06, 2009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Product Code:
SAM043730
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
240
Media Type:
Books


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One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play.

Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips.

More than one hundred games that help your child:

  • Make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills
  • Associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills
  • Learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school

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Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, is a nationally known child development expert who specializes in sensory processing, autism spectrum disorders as well as learning disabilities, specifically dyslexia. She is the author of three books: The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book (Sourcebooks, 2008), 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorder (McGraw-Hill, 2009) and Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities with Mary Hamrick (PESI, 2015)

She holds a Master’s of Science in Therapeutic Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an international speaker and her Making Sense-ory® programs are in high demand throughout the United States. Ms. Delaney is the co-chief executive officer of School Steps, Inc. as well as co-chief executive director of ABA In Action. She is also the founder/executive director of Baby Steps Therapy.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tara Delaney is in a leadership position with School Steps, Inc. and Baby Steps Therapy.  She is an author for Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, and PESI Publishing & Media.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-Financial: Tara Delaney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


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