With the summer holidays almost upon us, many teachers and support staff will be preparing to take a break and enjoy not having to think about the classroom for 6 weeks. But there are also many dedicated professionals who will continue their work with SEND children at residential schools and summer camps. There are also lots of people who will be spending the break planning lessons and activities for the autumn term. That’s why we decided to give away a copy of the book; “101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders” in our July giveaway.
Learning through play
One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger’s, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play.
Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips.
More than one hundred games that help your child:
- make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills
- associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills
- learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school
This fantastic book starts by introducing you to the theory of learning and how to engage with children who have ASD or communication needs. It then goes on to outline a plethora of engaging activities, including games like “tic tac toe in shaving cream” and many other sensory games that are simple for children to participate in. Many of the materials required to set up these activities are easily sourced and cheap, making much of the book accessible to those seeking activities for summer camp or classroom settings.
What do others think of it?
With comments such as the following included in the reviews for this book, we are confident that many of the staff working for Axcis will find it a useful tool to support their practice with SEND.
“This book provides a fresh set of ideas and clear instructions how to carry them out, as well as the reason why you might want to play it and the desired effects of playing each activity. Also a must for anyone who works with young people. Will be a book I refer to again and again.”
“This book is very readable. I contains very clear explanations of the barriers these children face and why the interventions will help them. It is clearly based on good understanding as well as years of experience. All the ideas are worthwhile and fun and I shall be using many of them with the pupils I teach.”
How do I win it?
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic book, all you need to do is follow THIS LINK and select how you’d like to enter the competition. It takes just a few seconds and is entirely FREE of charge. We don’t ask you to fill in any questionnaires or surveys – simply to check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. That’s it! So why not take a peek now and get yourself entered into the July prize draw! (The prize draw does not open until 1st July and closes on the last day of the month).
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