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 Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

Simple Low-Cost Games and Activities for Sensorimotor Learning

A Sourcebook of Ideas for Young Children Including Those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Learning Differences

Lisa A. Kurtz

Quick Overview

This practical sourcebook is full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage sensorimotor development in young children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. Activities are clearly described and the book explains how each activity promotes the development of particular skills.
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Paperback / softback
2014, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-977-0
£14.99
Ebook
2014, ePUB, 176pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-879-4
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£14.99

Description

This practical sourcebook is packed full of fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children.

Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.

This sourcebook is the key to easy-to-understand, low-cost, and effective games and activities that will support the development of sensorimotor skills. It is a useful tool for parents, carers, therapists, and teachers of children with or without special needs.

Reviews

'Lisa Kurtz shares her expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist in this treasure chest of information written for anyone working or living with children. Enjoyment is the essential motivation for a child and is a major theme throughout the book. Charts of typical development and descriptions of skills can guide the reader's observations of specific children. The abundant, clear descriptions of no cost/low cost and highly motivating activities include purpose, materials, adaptability and additional resources.'
- Dr Moya Kinnealey, occupational therapist and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association

'This is an eminently readable book which can be easily used by parents and professionals alike. Lisa's book is full of exciting and stimulating ideas which are practical, affordable, easy to make and immediately available. It is a resource that could just be dipped into when needing inspiration. In times when budgets are tight and expectations are high, this is a book that every teacher or parent of a special needs child should have on their bookshelf.'
- Tracey Beckerleg, Senior Portage Teacher, Southampton, UK and author of Fun with Messy Play: Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs

'This book is a practical and easy to read resource that can be used by professionals and parents alike. It is full of ideas and activities to encourage gross and fine motor, visual, and sensory skills... Chapters can be read individually... There is a table at the end of the book summarizing how to select the appropriate activity according
to the child's developmental needs. The strengths of the book are the clear explanations of key terms and
how these are linked to learning and development... The activities can be described as highly motivating and inspiring for both children and adults. In addition, the appendices provide a wealth of information on how to make some of the equipment required at home, as well as free online resources and further reading... this book is highly recommended. It is suitable for anyone working with children and adults with sensory processing disorder and needs.'
- Kirsty O Driscoll, Student OT, University of Essex

'As a mother of a teenager with autism and severe learning disabilities, this book appealed to me as it contains a huge array of activity ideas that are cheap to make... The majority of the ideas could be easily used in mainstream settings and would provide excellent learning experiences... the beauty of the book is that it covers several different sections which promote Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Visual Skills and Sensory Skills... Overall, this is an excellent resource book to use as and when you need a little inspiration for new activities, but it would equally be useful for forward planning a more structured timetable. It will be useful to professionals as well as parents, and contains many activities that could be well suited to mainstream and special needs children alike.'
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Authors

By (author): Lisa A. Kurtz