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Playing, laughing and learning with children on the autism spectrum : a practical resource of play ideas for parents and carers / Julia Moor.

Moor, Julia, 1966- (Author).

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Alleghany Public Library 618.92 MOO (Text) 30664100253670 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Macon County Public Library 618.92 M (Text) 39493106738158 Child Development Available -

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  • ISBN: 1843106086
  • ISBN: 9781843106081 :
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: London, England ; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1 Why is Playing So Important? 17 -- Why is play so difficult for children with autism? 18 -- So what do we actually mean by play? 19 -- 2 Early Playing Skills: Gaining Attention and Sharing Space 21 -- What does 'sharing space' mean? 21 -- Drive to avoid 21 -- Communication 22 -- Ideas to try 24 -- Moving on 27 -- Individual example: Andrew 28 -- What is Intensive Interaction? 31 -- 3 Structured Play 33 -- Why do children on the autism spectrum need structure? 33 -- What does 'structuring play' actually mean and how does it work? 34 -- Creating play opportunity - setting the stage 36 -- Breaking play down into tasks 37 -- Applied behavioural analysis (ABA) 40 -- Structuring early learning 41 -- Individual example: Sam 43 -- Structuring the day - creating a visual diary 44 -- Introducing choice and flexibility 46 -- 4 Your Computer as a Valuable Resource 47 -- Free picture communication aids 48 -- Websites to explore emotions 49 -- Website for schedules/calendars/tokens 50 -- Websites for worksheets and craft activities 50 -- Websites for interactive games 51 -- Using interactive computer games with your child 52 -- Adaptive hardware 55 -- Visual prompts for computer use 59 -- Electronic books 60 -- Using digital photography to make activities 61 -- Using digital photography to assist understanding and choice making 63 -- 5 Toys, Toys, Toys 67 -- Help - my child won't play with his toys! 67 -- Reassessing existing toys: back to basics 69 -- Being organized 71 -- Picture prompts for playing 71 -- Getting started: ideas 72 -- Individual example: Sally 75 -- Sources of toys 77 -- What to look for in appropriate toys 77 -- Separating toys into challengers and reinforcers 78 -- Modifying existing toys to remove stress 80 -- Importance of realism 80 -- Specific useful toys 82 -- Birthdays and Christmas 83 -- 6 Table-Top Games and Puzzles 85 -- What is a puzzle? 85 -- Shapes 89 -- Introducing fun into table-top play 91 -- Colours 92 -- Matching games 94 -- Posting games 96 -- Simple jigsaws 98 -- Bricks 99 -- Threading 100 -- Categories 101 -- Memory games 102 -- 7 Music 105 -- Saviour and enemy 105 -- Ideas to try at home 108 -- Introducing new sound 108 -- Listening and playing to music together 109 -- Relaxation 110 -- Scripts to rhythm - encouraging speech through song 111 -- How does this work in practice? - ideas 112 -- Singing spontaneous commentaries 115 -- Making your own music 117 -- Using your music box 118 -- Reducing background noise in the home 123 -- Auditory Integration Training 124 -- 8 Turn-Taking in Play 125 -- Theory of mind and social development 125 -- Why is turn-taking difficult for children on the autism spectrum? 126 -- Awareness of others: practical activities to help 127 -- Awareness of others' thoughts: practical activities to help 129 -- Small beginnings: turn-taking with an adult 132 -- Turn-taking with peers and siblings 136 -- Aids to help turn-taking 137 -- Turn-taking in everyday life 138 -- 9 Physical Games and Activities 141 -- Sensory integration problems 141 -- Ball games 146 -- Small ball play 147 -- Large hoop 149 -- Indoor ball pit 150 -- Large boxes 152 -- Making a tactile box 152 -- Imaginative uses for boxes 153 -- Human Jack-in-the-box 154 -- Puppet theatre 154 -- Trampoline 155 -- Indoor slide and balance beam 155 -- Cushions 156 -- Skittles 157 -- Other useful physical play toys 157 -- 10 Outdoor Play 161 -- Problems and solutions 161 -- Safety 162 -- Benefits of outdoor play 163 -- Need for structure 164 -- Getting started: games and activities 165 -- Pavement chalking 165 -- Throwing balls at targets 166 -- Sand play 167 -- Messy art 168 -- Balance and coordination games 170 -- Balance beams 171 -- Outdoor adult role-play 171 -- Picnics 172 -- Big outdoor play equipment 174 -- Tunnels, play tents and cubes 178 -- Outdoor play in winter weather 180 -- 11 Water Play 183 -- Autism and water 183 -- Problems and solutions 183 -- Individual example: Katherine 185 -- Enjoying water play indoors 186 -- Bath-time play 187 -- Table-top water play 189 -- Outdoor water play 191 -- Swimming 192 -- 12 Television Potential 195 -- Television - why? 195 -- Common problems and possible solutions 196 -- Many uses for the camcorder 200 -- Video modelling 202 -- 13 Being Creative: Art and Craft 205 -- Why art? 205 -- Obstacles between art and your child 206 -- Gaining attention by being indirect 206 -- Art ideas 211 -- Scissors and glue 214 -- Craft 216 -- 14 Creating Imaginative Play Sequences 221 -- What type of toys? 222 -- Simplicity 223 -- Realism 223 -- Familiarity 224 -- Right environment 225 -- Building scripts 227 -- Individual example: Jonathan 228 -- Moving on 231 -- More suggestions for play sequences using 'scripts' 233 -- I can't draw! 233 -- Problems 234 -- This seems like so much effort! 235 -- 15 Introducing Books and Reading 237 -- Problems 237 -- Starting out: looking at books together 238 -- Individual example: Peter 239 -- Individual example: Fay 240 -- Ideas 241 -- Moving on: reading for meaning 242 -- Problems with reading for meaning 243 -- Story sequences and consequences 248 -- Observation, timing and preparation 250 -- Specific books to try 251 -- Popular characters 256 -- CD/book packages 257 -- Early literacy 258 -- Word recognition 259 -- Individual example: Lewis 261 -- Activities to develop language understanding 262 -- Books written especially for children with autism 265 -- Finally 265 -- 16 Problems, Frustration and Tantrums: Making Play Enjoyable 267 -- Deal with your own frustration first! 267 -- Reducing stress whilst you play 269 -- Flexible parenting for rigid children 273 -- Reassessing play skills: the need for goals 276 -- Enjoy your child 276 -- Therapeutic Options/Organizations 281 -- Websites for Articles Written by Adults with Autism 287.
Subject: Autism in children > Treatment.
Autistic children > Rehabilitation.
Play therapy.

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