If you are unsure about what occupational therapy (OT) is and how it can help your child, this accessible overview is for you.
Answering all of 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, most-importantly, OT-approved.
This will be an illuminating and essential guide for parents and carers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury. Professionals who want to learn more about the principles and practicalities of occupational therapy will also find it useful.
Cara Koscinski has been an occupational therapist for 15 years. She owns Route2Greatness, a company that provides in-home services and consultations to school districts. Her company also creates, produces, and distributes CDs for children with auditory sensitivity, and designs and distributes awareness products. Cara is also a homeschooling mother to two children with autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders. She lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
144 pages. 2012