The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs (Paperback)
  • The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs (Paperback)

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children With Special Needs (Paperback)

Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 15/11/2012
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The Pocket Occupational Therapist is an illuminating and essential guide for caregivers of children with autism, developmental delays, sensory processing disorder and other related conditions. â â â â It answers the questions that are most frequently asked of pediatric occupational therapists about: * Sensory processing â â â * Handwriting * Core/body muscle weakness * Feeding therapy * Washing hair, brushing teeth * Transitions * Behavior * Life Skills * Coordination It then suggests 'Out of the Pocket' activities to do at home that are simple, inexpensive, tried-and-tested occupational therapy favorites. Your child will achieve while having FUN! This book is also ideal for new OT graduates and professionals who are new to pediatric therapy. Winner of a 2015 Family Choice Award.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781849059329
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 8 mm

The most appealing feature of this book is its accessibility - making the topics possible to grasp for parents and carers with even limited background knowledge... Also included in the book is a handy developmental chart, outlining the stages of typical child development, which families can use as a valuable reference point... It is evident that Koscinski has used her experiences as both an occupational therapist and a devoted mother to children with special needs to write this practical guide; there is much to be recommended in this book.' British Journal of Occupational Therapy 'This is a clearly written book that provides a comprehensive insight into the role of the OT, the characteristics of the pupils they come across and ways forward to help improve the inclusivity of these pupils. -- SNIP (Special Information Press)
Ms Koscinski's gem of a book with 144 pages is brimming with answers to questions we all wish to ask paediatric occupational therapists. It will be as much appreciated the first time you read it as the many other times you refer to it for added guidance and reassurance... -- Special Needs Book Review
With love and understanding, Cara Koscinski creates an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand warehouse of information on occupational therapy. 'The Pocket Occupational Therapist' offers answers to many questions parents ask about OT: 'why is my child presenting certain behaviors? What does pediatric OT look like? How do I find a qualified OT? How do I support my child's therapy at home?' Cara's 'Out of the POCKET Activities' throughout the book offer strategies parents can use to complement their child's therapy sessions. What a great idea! -- Ida Zelaya, President of Sensory Street, Inc.
This pocket reference is an excellent resource to have in your toolkit if you have a child with special needs. In order to advocate for your child through a maze of services, recommendations and new lifestyle demands, it is essential to have the right information. The knowledge contained in this book is empowering and will help guide parents to quality services based on their child's needs. -- Patricia Crist, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Science, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This book truly is like having an OT right in your pocket!... I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a child with special needs, particularly those just starting the journey. -- Angie Voss, OTR * Autism Asperger's Digest *
Taken from the American perspective, this useful and informative book examines the important and often overlooked role of the Occupational Therapist... Suitable for parents, carers and all professionals with an interest in the field of learning disabilities, this book provides assistance in acquiring one of the skills used: The practice of Sensory Integration... Each chapter in this book provides easy to read insights and "out of pocket activities" which can be carried out in order to improve and understand these behavioural experiences... This book contains a treasure trove full of meaningful activities and helpful facts for people with a vested interest in improving the unexplained and often misunderstood behaviour of children with special needs. Most importantly, it provides an informative and comprehensive understanding of the ways we can further understand and help children with a variety of special needs by paying attention to the impact of underdeveloped sensory systems and how to help them further develop. * Play Therapy *

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