Introduction. Part 1 Getting Started. Part 2 The Six Steps to a Successful Sensory Programme. Step 1: Assessment - The Sensory Checklist. Step 2: Specific Sensory Aims and Strategies. Step 3: General Sensory Programme Activities. Steps 4, 5 and 6 Programming, Evaluation and Reassessment. Part 3 Positive Behaviour Support. Useful Resources.
Six-step programme to help children cope with overwhelming sensory input
Sue Larkey is Director of Autism Consulting & Educational Services in southern Australia. She has taught both as a primary school teacher and as a special education teacher - teaching students with ASD in a mainstream and at a specialist autism school. She combines this practical experience with extensive research, having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education. Sue has spoken at the World Autism Congress and regularly runs workshops on educational strategies for children with ASD. She is author of Making it a Success: Practical Strategies and Worksheets for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
This practical book offers a six-step approach to developing a
successful programme to help children cope with sensory input they
find overwhelming, and to identify activities they may find
relaxing or rewarding. Parents, occupational therapists and
educational professionals will find this workbook to be a rich
source of fun ideas for improving sensory processing in autism, and
easily adaptable for children with other special needs. -- In the
This easy to read and practical guide, written by a specialist autism teacher, is aimed at parents, occupational therapists and educational professionals. SLTs working with children with ASD and other special needs will find it useful.This would be a useful addition to any department as so many of the children we work with have sensory difficulties.-- Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
this book is a very useful tool that could help parents and carers to move from seeing their children's behaviour as "difficult" to seeing it as explicable in terms of sensory processing differences.We feel this book will give parents and carers the confidence that they can support that they can support and help their child following a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and other special needs.-- Rostrum