Understanding Sensory Dysfunction
Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar DisorderBook - 2005
Understanding Sensory Dysfunction is a clear and comprehensive resource to identifying and addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using a range of practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, at school and in the community.
The authors explain the causes, contributing factors, symptoms and associated behaviors of sensory dysfunction, particularly when found in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ADHD and bipolar disorder. Focusing on early intervention, they provide a host of tried and tested integration activities, assessment and curricular modifications, treatment options and useful equipment and resources that ultimately aim to limit or prevent the interference of sensory dysfunction with successful learning, socialization and skills development.
This accessible and empowering book offers a unique approach to the condition and will help families, teachers and caregivers meet the particular needs of children with sensory dysfunction.
This book is comprehensive resource for addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, school and in the community. Focusing on early intervention, it provides integration activities, assessment and curricular modifications, treatment options and equipment and resources.
The authors, who developed many of their ideas from their experience as practicing teachers, describe integration activities, assessment and curriculum modifications for practitioners as well as for families and caregivers. They describe their theories about role of sensory dysfunction and sensory integration, the impact of concomitant diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and Bipolar disorder. Their descriptions of how school and home settings add or subtract to success in working with affected children include practical advice about organizing treatment and finding solutions, including the seldom-seen idea of adapting to the child. In a very interesting chapter they address Asperger's Syndrome and the complex responses to it from professionals and families, and they supply two long-term case studies. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)