How LEGO®-Based Therapy for Autism Works

Landing on My Planet

Author: Daniel B. LeGoff

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502901

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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"You know, Dr. Dan, that kid is from my planet." With in-depth descriptions of LEGO®-based therapy in action, this book explains how and why it helps to promote the development of social skills for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and related conditions. Written by Daniel B. LeGoff, who pioneered the approach, this book comprises a series of case histories of children who participated in LEGO® therapy. It traces the development of the evidence-based approach, shares the clinical insights gained along the way and highlights the principles which should be at the core of all effective treatment and educational strategies for children with ASDs. The case histories have real practical value for those working with children with ASDs and also help to demonstrate the subtleties of the adult facilitation role for professionals running sessions.
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Simple Autism Strategies for Home and School

Practical Tips, Resources and Poetry

Author: Sarah Cobbe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508179

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Offering a unique overview of a child's point of view of life with autism, this guidebook will help parents and teachers better understand how this condition is experienced in day to day life. Organised by topic for easy reference, it explores the issues that can arise in everyday situations from toilet training to homework. Learning points, situation-specific activities, and further resources offer practical guidance, while discussion tools such as original poetry illustrate the perspectives of children with autism. Concise and accessible, this book takes a creative approach to understanding autism, and will be an invaluable reference book.
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Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Using Minecraft®

A Step by Step Guide

Author: Raelene Dundon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508381

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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This comprehensive and accessible guide contains everything that needs to be known in order to set up and run a Minecraft® Social Group for children with autism spectrum disorders. Minecraft®, often described as 'digital Lego', provides an ideal forum to help children with autism and related conditions to develop social and communication skills. This book offers guidance on how to use the game to support the learning of social and emotional concepts such as having a conversation, showing interest in others and understanding another person's point of view. With over 150 pages of photocopiable and downloadable session plans, visuals and handouts, this manual is essential reading for professionals working with autism who are interested in introducing Minecraft® to support social skill development in their students.
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Thera-Build® with LEGO®

A Playful Therapeutic Approach for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children

Author: Alyson Thomsen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508810

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Thera-Build' is a LEGO®-based therapeutic approach for improving children's emotional well-being. Participation in Thera-Build groups can help to boost self-esteem, address common issues such as anxiety and anger, support social development and build positive attachments. This inspiring and user-friendly guide explores the power of play, introduces the basics of brain plasticity and attachment theory, and shows exactly how to set up and run an effective Thera-Build group. A wide range of imaginative games and activities is included.
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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Autism

Author: Francine Brower

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472961560

Category: Education

Page: 144

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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting Pupils with Autism is an essential resource filled with tried-and-tested ideas to best support the learning and development of pupils on the autism spectrum, in both mainstream and special schools. The reported incidence of autism has risen dramatically in recent decades and the agenda for 'inclusion' has necessitated a greater understanding of autism in primary schools. However, already stretched school budgets mean that staff are often unable to access courses for further training in this area. Francine Brower uses her extensive experience and expertise to present 100 practical ideas to enhance learning and development by focusing on the needs of the individual pupil. This dip-in-and-out book offers ways to enable teachers to better understand autism and how they can create a more supportive learning environment. There are also strategies to help children develop their communication and social skills, and become more confident and independent as individuals.
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AutPlay Therapy for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

A Behavioral Play-Based Approach, Third Edition

Author: Robert Jason Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317328795

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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AutPlay Therapy is a behavioral play-based treatment approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. This innovative new model contains a parent-training component (wherein the therapist trains parents to do directive play therapy interventions in the home) and can be utilized in any setting where children and adolescents with an autism disorder, ADHD, dysregulation issues, or other neurodevelopmental disorders are treated. This comprehensive resource outlines the AutPlay Therapy process and offers a breakdown of treatment phases along with numerous assessment materials and over 30 directive play therapy techniques.
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Clinical Pediatric Physical Therapy

A Guide for the Physical Therapy Team

Author: Katherine T. Ratliffe

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 451

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The first book ever published specifically on pediatrics for the physical therapy team takes an integrated approach. It focuses on clinical skills and strategies as well as encompassing educational and family environments where children live, work and play. Special features include key terms, more than 300 illustrations, practice exercises, key terms and questions, a glossary, community resources boxes, case studies and an instructors manual. * The only book available covering pediatrics for the Physical Therapy Team! * Covers such hot topics as importance of play in therapy, handling and positioning, and behavioral supports. * Nearly 400 high-quality photographs and line drawings show techniques, postures, and disorders to illustrate content in the text. * In-depth case studies provide students with hands-on experience in clinical practice. * Special boxes throughout each chapter give the reader tips and suggestions to use in therapy. * "Questions to Ponder" sections at the end of each chapter explore ethical issues, health care reform issues, communication issues, budget issues, and more. * Features practice exercises, annotated bibliographies, and reference lists for every chapter.
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Boosting Learning in the Primary Classroom

Occupational therapy strategies that really work with pupils

Author: Sheilagh Blyth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317575423

Category: Education

Page: 110

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Boosting Learning in the Primary Classroom is your one-stop practical guide to understanding the physical development of children and how this affects their ability to learn. Not only does it explain the reasons behind the theories but provides over 75 practical tips that really work in the classroom. The book is based on a successful five-step approach to help children acquire the skills needed to manage at school and daily life. It works by being able to pinpoint a problem, assists others in recognising the impact that difficulty is having to the child and then provides strategies to develop that child’s specific skills. Using the latest medical research and established occupational therapy techniques to obtain great results, this approach provides teachers with the tools to use different knowledge and strategies to engage children in the learning process. Key ideas explored include: Exploring the reasons for poor handwriting Increasing Disability Awareness The link between body posture and concentration Dyspraxia in a school setting Play develops learning Understanding sensory behaviour By providing teachers with an understanding of physical child development and the impact this has in the classroom, this book demonstrates how teachers can use this knowledge to boost the learning of their primary-aged children. It encourages teachers to identify improvements in the child’s progress of not just educational learning targets but also in physical motor development, using real life case studies, latest theory and tried & tested occupational therapy methods to help every child improve.
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