• Psychology

Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatized Children

Practical Ideas to Help Your Child's Movement, Coordination and Body Awareness
Author: Sarah Lloyd
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502391
Category: Psychology
Page: 120
View: 5499
Does your child struggle to know how their body is feeling? Do they find it hard to balance or feel uneasy when their feet leave the ground? Early trauma and neglect can have a profound effect upon a child's development. Sensory integration theory offers a way of understanding how the brain processes and stores movement experience, and how these experiences manifest at a physical and emotional level. This book explains how early movement experiences affect brain development and gives examples of how trauma can prevent basic sensory processing pathways from being correctly established. It shows how you can identify gaps in normal sensory development and offers ideas for how you can use physical activities to help build up the underdeveloped systems. Good bodily awareness forms the foundation of motor development as well as social and emotional skills and learning. This book will help your child to be more in tune with themselves and their bodies and feel more comfortable in their environment. Highly accessible with lots of practical tips and examples, this book is written for adoptive and foster parents, and will also be useful for social workers, fostering and adoption workers and those working in primary and early years educational settings.

    • Abused children

Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatized Children

Practical Ideas to Help Your Child's Movement, Coordination and Body Awareness
Author: Sarah Lloyd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785920042
Category: Abused children
Page: 120
View: 5453
Bringing together sensory integration and a neurodevelopmental understanding of the impact of trauma on the developing brain, this book shows how parents can help their children to improve their sensory processing and become more physically and emotionally resilient.

    • Medical

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children

Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals
Author: Pratibha Reebye,Aileen Stalker
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105217
Category: Medical
Page: 160
View: 6775
"This concise book is a valuable source of information for those who assess, educate and parent children with regulation disorders."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Psychology

Reparenting the Child who Hurts

A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments
Author: Caroline Archer,Christine Ann Gordon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052638
Category: Psychology
Page: 287
View: 7989
" ... A parenting book [that] demystifies the latest thinking on neurobiology, physiology and trauma, and explains what the research means for parenting children who hurt"--Cover, page [4].

    • Family & Relationships

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids

A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience
Author: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.,Maggie Kline
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949720
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 248
View: 5663
The number of anxious, depressed, hyperactive and withdrawn children is staggering—and still growing! Millions have experienced bullying, violence (real or in the media), abuse or sexual molestation. Many other kids have been traumatized from more “ordinary” ordeals such as terrifying medical procedures, accidents, loss and divorce. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids sends a lifeline to parents who wonder how they can help their worried and troubled children now. It offers simple but powerful tools to keep children safe from danger and to help them “bounce back” after feeling scared and overwhelmed. No longer will kids have to be passive prey to predators or the innocent victims of life’s circumstances.In addition to arming parents with priceless protective strategies, best-selling authors Dr. Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline offer an antidote to trauma and a recipe for creating resilient kids no matter what misfortune has besieged them. Trauma-Proofing Your Kids is a treasure trove of simple-to-follow “stress-busting,” boundary-setting, sensory/motor-awareness activities that counteract trauma’s effect on a child’s body, mind and spirit. Including a chapter on how to navigate the inevitable difficulties that arise during the various ages and stages of development, this ground-breaking book simplifies an often mystifying and complex subject, empowering parents to raise truly confident and joyful kids despite stressful and turbulent times.

    • Medical

Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children

A Pocket Guide
Author: Shelley E. Mulligan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469829436
Category: Medical
Page: 368
View: 5052
Fully revised to reflect the latest AOTA standards, Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive, portable reference that provides occupational therapists a trusted resource for use throughout their education and into practice. Unique and easy-to-use, this proven book provides an overview of theory, as well as step-by-step coverage of techniques. Clinical examples illustrate the application of content, as well as client and family-centered practice; illustrations demonstrate assessment techniques; and extensive tables summarize key assessments, techniques, and actions. This updated Second Edition includes new assessment tools, new content addressing specialty areas such as autism, additional assessments, and more.

    • Psychology

Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders


Author: Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L,Vickie Maertz, OTD, OTR
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 1936128802
Category: Psychology
Page: 114
View: 1448
Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders was written specifically for those working in the school setting. It’s a unique design to serve as a comprehensive source for information as well as solutions. Resources include: Classroom strategies that are simple and easily implementedFlow charts and case studies guide problem solvingClassroom seating examplesSample letters from Parents to TeachersBehavior and sensory questions answeredA resource guide for products and tools

    • Psychology

Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior

A Therapist's Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Author: Georgia A. DeGangi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128098775
Category: Psychology
Page: 548
View: 9406
Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior, second edition is a skills-based book for mental health professionals working with children experiencing disorders of self-regulation. These children are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining an organized and calm state of being. Children with these struggles often have difficulty adapting to changing demands at home and school. The child may additionally struggle with bipolar or mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive–compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, eating or sleep disorders, and/or attention-deficit disorder. This book will help professionals integrate treatment strategies that address the individual’s regulatory, sensory integration, and mental health problems. The book is organized with each chapter discussing a different form of dysregulation in eating, sleep, mood regulation, anxiety, attention, and behavioral control. Chapters begin with developmental and neurobiological underpinnings of the problem, include clinical observations, and close with diagnosis and treatment strategies. Recommended treatments integrate aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy, mind–body therapies and sensory integration techniques, and interpersonal therapy. Checklists for diagnosis and treatment planning are included at the conclusion of each chapter with an appendix of 20 skill sheets for use in treatment. Practical skill-based treatment book for mental health and occupational therapists Addresses eating, sleep, mood, attention, and behavioral control Presents integrated treatment using sensory integration, DBT, interpersonal therapy, and more Includes checklists and skill sheets for use in treatment

    • Psychology

Nurturing Adoptions

Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma
Author: Deborah D. Gray
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857006073
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
View: 2830
Adopted children who have suffered trauma and neglect have structural brain change, as well as specific developmental and emotional needs. They need particular care to build attachment and overcome trauma. This book provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive families build positive relationships and help children heal. It explains how neglect, trauma and prenatal exposure to drugs or alcohol affect brain and emotional development, and explains how to recognise these effects and attachment issues in children. It also provides ways to help children settle into new families and home and school approaches that encourage children to flourish. The book also includes practical resources such as checklists, questionnaires, assessments and tools for professionals including social workers, child welfare workers and mental health workers. This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals working with adoptive families and will support them in nurturing positive family relationships and resilient, happy children. It is ideal as a child welfare text or reference book and will also be of interest to parents.

    • Psychology

Rhythms of Relating in Children's Therapies

Connecting Creatively with Vulnerable Children
Author: Stuart Daniel,Colwyn Trevarthen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502847
Category: Psychology
Page: 376
View: 3691
This multidisciplinary book shows how to foster meaningful relationships between therapists and vulnerable children, through exploring the concept of communicative musicality and creating rhythms of connection. It includes broad and in-depth contributions from leading therapists from diverse backgrounds - including Peter A. Levine, Daniel Hughes, Stephen Porges, Dennis McCarthy and many more. Contributors reflect on their own experiences, providing insights from the fields of music therapy, trauma, dance and movement therapy, psychobiology, dramatherapy, counselling, play therapy, and education. Contemporary theory is woven in with case stories to highlight the emotional realities of working with highly vulnerable children, and to present proven examples of how therapists can improve the quality of connectedness. Full of original and innovative ideas for working with attachment issues, trauma, communication difficulties, autism, learning disabilities, aggression and anxiety, this is inspiring reading for professionals who work with vulnerable children in creative therapies. Royalty proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), UK.

    • Education

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration

Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents
Author: Jane Koomar,Carol Stock Kranowitz,Stacey Szklut,Lynn Balzer-Martin,Elizabeth Haber,Deanna Iris Sava
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565469
Category: Education
Page: 63
View: 9871
Provides checklists for teachers to assess children with sensory processing problems, along with actions and activities to integrate them into the classroom and stimulate learning.

Sensory Processing Disorder


Author: Barbara Sher
Publisher: Althea Press
ISBN: 9781623157005
Category:
Page: 268
View: 4558
Award-winning author and occupational therapist Barbara Sher has over 45 years experience helping children with sensory processing disorder, autism and Asperger's learn and thrive. In this new solutions-based guide, she's collected 100 sensory-rich games that make working with your child a joy. Whimsy and wisdom pour forth from this wonderful book. The fun and functional sensory-motor ideas are easily adaptable to suit all environments, all abilities, all kids and all their grown-ups. --Carol Stock Kranowitz, Author of The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun If you're looking for new strategies to manage your child's sensory processing disorder, this book is a perfect companion to classics such as The Out-of-Sync Child and Raising a Sensory Smart Child. Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder advocates play as the most effective approach for children with sensory processing disorder, and illustrates the many ways that play can lead to significant breakthroughs, including: 100 fun and simple games for parents to play with their kids An easy-to-grasp overview of sensory processing disorder Inventive ideas for engaging kids, using materials easily found around the house Inclusive games geared toward varying degrees of development, with modifications for older children

    • Education

Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma


Author: Barbara Sorrels
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 087659352X
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 2144
What does a harmed child look like? It’s the little girl on the playground who has mysterious bruises on her legs. It’s the three-month-old baby boy who arches his back when you try to hold him. It’s the four-year-old who bites and hits when asked to clean up. These are the faces of traumatized children. As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing.

    • Social Science

Nurturing Attachments

Supporting Children who are Fostered Or Adopted
Author: Kim S. Golding
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843106140
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
View: 1528
Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting which provides the reader with a tried-and-tested framework for developing resilience and emotional growth. Featuring throughout are the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes, who are used to illustrate the ideas and strategies described. The book offers sound advice and provides exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises. This is an essential guide for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field.

    • Family & Relationships

Parenting with Theraplay®

Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child
Author: Helen Rodwell,Vivien Norris
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504890
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
View: 5773
Theraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a fun and easy way for parents and children to connect. Theraplay is particularly effective with looked after and adopted children. By providing an overview of Theraplay and the psychological principles that it is based on, parents and carers will gain an understanding of the basic theory of the model along with practical ideas for applying Theraplay to everyday family life. Through everyday case studies and easy language, parents will gain confidence and learn new skills for emotional bonding, empathy, and acceptance in the relationship with their child.

    • Education

Interoception

The Eighth Sensory System
Author: MS Otr-L Mahler, Kelly
Publisher: Aapc Publishing
ISBN: 9781942197140
Category: Education
Page: 186
View: 3829
Interoception, a newly identified eighth sense, allows us to "feel our internal organs and skin and gives information regarding the internal state or condition of our body." As such it is also a key component of our emotional experience. This is an area of difficulty for many, including those with autism spectrum disorders. The book reviews the research underlying the effects of poor interoception and outlines strategies for how to ameliorate these effects.--Publisher.

    • Family & Relationships

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Lindsey Biel,Nancy Peske
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429365
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 512
View: 7630
BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***

    • Family & Relationships

The Weighted Blanket Guide

Everything You Need to Know about Weighted Blankets and Deep Pressure for Autism, Chronic Pain, and Other Conditions
Author: Eileen Parker,Cara Koscinski
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502022
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
View: 331
Providing everything you need to know about the use of weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, ease chronic pain and more, this book includes: · What a weighted blanket is and how it works · An exploration of deep pressure and how weight on the body affects the mind · Guidelines for using weighted blankets at home and in professional environments · Studies into the effectiveness of weighted blankets · Advice on how to select an appropriate weighted blanket or sew your own. Based on the latest research, this book dispels the online myths surrounding weighted blankets. It delivers clear information for occupational therapists and anyone considering using a weighted blanket to help with sensory processing disorder, autism, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and more.

    • Family & Relationships

Food Chaining

The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child's Diet
Author: Cheri Fraker,Mark Fishbein Dr.,Sibyl Cox,Laura Walbert
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 078673275X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 416
View: 5639
Initially developed by co-author Cheri Fraker in the course of treating an eleven-year-old who ate nothing but peanut butter, bread, and milk,Food Chainingis a breakthrough approach for dealing with picky eating and feeding problems at any age.Food Chainingemphasizes the relationship between foods in regard to taste, temperature, and texture. InFood Chaining, the internationally known feeding team behind this unique method shows how to help your child enjoy new and nutritious foods, no matter what the nature of his picky eating. The guide also includes information on common food allergies, improving eating skills, advice specific to special needs kids, and a pre-chaining program to help prevent food aversions before they develop.Food Chainingwill help you raise a lifelong healthy eater.

    • Behavior disorders in children

Is It Sensory Or Is It Behavior?

Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment, and Intervention
Author: Carolyn Murray-Slutsky,Betty A. Paris
Publisher: Hammill Institute
ISBN: 9781602510067
Category: Behavior disorders in children
Page: 218
View: 8344
Sensory and behavior issues are often complex, intermingled, and pertinent to most clinicians who work with children. This book provides information and strategies for distinguishing between sensory-based and non-sensory-based behaviors, as well as intervention techniques. Topics addressed include causes of behavior, sensory integrative dysfunction, environmental factors that impact behavior, managing challenging behaviors, and implementing sensory diets. The case studies and worksheets included offer practical suggestions when working with children. This book will help analyze behavior in children to determine if sensory issues exist or if it is a behavior related problem as well as identify what factors are the root cause of the problem. Laminated cards include intervention strategies for challenging behaviors.