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The pocket occupational therapist for families of children with special needs

Author: Cara Koscinski
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Answers the common questions about the issues an occupational therapist might address with a child with special needs, including core muscle strength, feeding, fine motor skills, sensory sensitivities, transitions and life skills, this book also offers simple activities to practice at home that are inexpensive, fun and, OT approved.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cara Koscinski
ISBN: 9781849059329 1849059322
OCLC Number: 800035534
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Family Choice Award 2015 (United States)
Description: 144 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. What Is Occupational Therapy? My Child Doesn't Work! --
What is occupational therapy and what training does an OT have? --
What do all of those initials mean after my OT's name? --
What is ADL? --
What makes an OT different from other therapists? --
How do I choose the right OT for my child? --
What does "SIPT certified" or "SIPT certification" mean? --
What is in an occupational therapy report and should I ask to see my child's report? --
2. What Are Core Muscles and Why Are They Important to My Child's Function? --
What is a core muscle? --
What should my therapist look for to assess core muscles? --
What does handwriting have to do with core muscle weakness? --
What is "W" sitting? --
Why is tummy time so important to my child? --
Why is crawling so important? --
What does positioning mean? --
3. Feeding and Oral-Motor (Muscles of the Mouth) --
What does food aversion mean? --
Why does my child eat only one or two foods? Contents note continued: How can I tell if my child is having difficulty with eating? --
Who should be involved in the "feeding team"? --
Why do sweet, sour, and sally foods matter? What is the texture of a food? --
Someone told me that I have to force-feed my child. Is that true? --
Is it true that you have to exercise mouth/oral muscles before eating? --
Why does my older child drool? --
How do I help my child to strengthen her mouth/oral muscles? --
Why isn't my child chewing his food? --
What does my child's positioning have to do with his eating? --
What does touching different textures with the hands have to do with eating? --
Ways to work on holding feeding utensils and scooping up food --
4. Handwriting and the Upper Extremity (Arm) --
What are fine motor skills? --
How do grasp and hand use develop? --
What are intrinsic muscles? What is "in-hand" manipulation? --
How can I help my child to button, zip, and snap? Why is my child not able to use a tripod grasp? Contents note continued: Is it OK to use grippers on my child's pencil? --
What can I do to help my child to develop hand dominance? --
How can I work on cutting/scissoring skills with my child? --
What is bilateral integration? --
What does it mean to cross the midline? --
My child has weak arms. What can we do at home? --
5. What Do You Mean, We Have More Than Five Senses? --
What are the other senses? --
What is modulation of our sensory system? --
What does successful sensory processing/integration mean to my child and his abilities? --
What does sensory processing dysfunction look like in a classroom setting from a child's perspective? --
Why does my child crash into people and furniture all of the time? --
Why is my child chewing on his shirt, pencil, or other items which are not appropriate? Why is my child gagging and stuffing food into his mouth? --
Why is my child not getting dressed? Why does my child hate tags and logos on his clothes? Contents note continued: Why is my child dizzy all of the time? Why is my child falling down so much? --
Why does my daughter hate to have her hair washed and her teeth brushed? --
Why does my child hate loud or unexpected noises? --
What is a sensory diet? --
6. Behavior and Transitions During Daily Activities --
What is behavior? --
Why is giving a child choices SO important? --
What is a transition? --
Write a letter to the doctor, stylist, or dentist prior to your visit --
Expectations --
Transition tools and resources---final thoughts --
7. OT in School vs. OT in an Outpatient Setting/Clinic --
How are school OT and outpatient setting/clinic OT different? --
How do I get my child's outpatient/clinic OT paid for? --
Who pays for school OT? --
How and when does my child receive school OT? --
What does "educationally relevant" mean? --
When can the school OT discharge my child? --
When can the outpatient/clinic OT discharge my child? Contents note continued: Pocket Occupational Therapist Developmental Checklists --
Resource Area --
Catalogs and websites for products for handwriting, vision workbooks, strengthening and sensory equipment, and swings --
Sites and catalogues for clothing and weighted blankets --
Websites with printables and other activities --
Educational advocacy, information, and rights for children with disabilities --
International occupational therapy organizations.
Responsibility: Cara Koscinski.

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