Sensory motor activities are crucial for children to learn from their environment. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this revised edition is a complete package of tried-and-tested sensory motor activities for children, covering basic movements, interoception, sensory and body awareness and early visual perceptual skills.
Providing an overview of the sensory systems, the authors offer practical strategies for parents/carers and practitioners to link knowledge to practice when communicating and engaging with a child. The authors present both familiar and novel activity ideas, explaining how they provide sensory stimulation to the relevant sensory systems and may help to support the child’s development, sensory processing and regulation levels. New material includes:
Sensory Motor Activities for Early Development, 2nd edition is an essential text for all parents/carers and practitioners who use sensory motor activities in a playful way to help the development of children with a range of needs. It will be valuable reading for those working with children who do not initiate movement, who require help with their movement, who need to refine their movement, who need encouragement or motivation to engage in purposeful movements, or those who need activities to provide sensory stimulation.
Praise for the 1st edition:
"This manual is a useful resource for parents, carers and paediatric occupational therapy departments." - British Journal of Occupational Therapy
"This positive book encourages all people working with a child to have fun and shows that one activity can be used to achieve several aims…would be a good addition to any paediatric department." - Therapy Weekly
"The idea for the manual is excellent and it is a useful book to have in ay department…" - Sensor Net
"The book is full of good examples, thus providing stimulation and practical ideas of how to use the activities/ideas given." - NAPOT
"This book would be a useful addition to every paediatric therapy bookshelf." -, Physiotherapy.
"It is always a pleasure to see a book which aims to take the mystique out of treatment" - Bulletin
"This book would be an excellent addition to any library, giving a well thought out and coherent approach to those children requiring assistance with sensory development." - UK Federation for Conductive Education
"The manual is a practical guide for the carer or the newly trained practitioner in Sensory Motor Activities for early development." - The Laban Guild Quarterly Magazine
"This is a practical and easy to read non-academic spiral bound book." - Senior Occupational Therapist
Chapter 1 Working with the child, parents/carers and practitioners
Chapter 2 Introducing the sensory systems and interoception
Chapter 3 Stimulating sensory and body awareness
Chapter 4 Encouraging basic movement
Chapter 5 Promoting hand skills
Chapter 6 Encouraging spatial and early visual perceptual skills
Chapter 7 Working in groups
Chapter 8 Using creative activities