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Friday, June 17, 2011

Starting Sensory Therapy Book Review

Can order at Future Horizons.
By Bonnie Arnwine
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132

Over 140 fun activities for kids with sensory issues.  This can be used for the home and for the classroom.  The activities in this book exercise a child's seven sensory "muscles" -the visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, oral, vestibular, and proprioceptive senses.  

What a GREAT book with so many fun activities. What is neat about it is that kids are having fun WHILE exercising their senses.  

The first chapter explains what Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is.  We have five senses:


Two Senses we may not be familiar with are:


Example: What is a Sensory Modulation Disorder?
It causes a person's body to misinterpret the nature and intensity of sensory information he or she receives from the environment.  One or more of a person's senses may be over- or underresponsive to sensory information.  This can also cause a person to crave or seek our sensory stimulation.

The first chapter is dedicated to helping you understand the disorder and even includes a list of codes to take to your insurance to see what they cover for therapy!  How simple is that?  It also lets you know what some common sensory IEP services include. I can't tell you though. You'll have to get the book. :D

The rest of the book is dedicated to providing your own therapy right at home with simple and everyday items we have right here.  

Exercises are: Tactile Activities, No-Cook Cooking, Fun Feely Stuff, Gross-Motor Activities, Movement Songs, Activities for Bilateral Motor Coordination, Visual Activities, Oral-Motor Activities, and more!

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