With the help of this handy guide, you can bring tried and tested occupational therapy activities into your home and encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks while having fun in the process. This expanded edition of the award-winning book includes new advice on toilet training, coping with changes in routine, repetitive behaviors, self-regulation and much more. The simple explanations and easy exercises will soon make daily activities enjoyable and productive.
Preface. 1. What is Occupational Therapy? My Child Doesn't Work!. 2. What are Core Muscles and Reflexes, and Why Are They Important to my Child's Function?. 3. Feeding and Oral-Motor (Muscles of the Mouth). 4. Handwriting and the Upper Extremity (Arm). 5. What Do You Mean, We Have More Than Five Senses?. 6. Behaviour and Transition During Daily Activities. 7. Toilet Training. 8. Social Skills and Relationships. 9. OT in School vs. OT in an Outpatient Setting/Clinic. Pocket Occupational Therapist Developmental Checklists. Resource Area. Index.