Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills
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By Barbara Sher ©2009.
Barbara Sher, an expert occupational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD).
In Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders, the games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including:
Included are lots of fun, simple games that can improve the lives of children with ASD or other SPDs. The games and activities can be played by parents or teachers and with individual children or groups. The games are designed to help children feel more comfortable in social situations and to develop motor and language skills.
The activities include a variety of interactive games to play in water in a backyard kiddie pool, community swimming pool, or lake. Best of all, all the games are easy-to-do, utilize common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations and modifications. The games would be a great resource to use in regular classrooms to encourage inclusion. (Softcover; 252 pages.)