Early Intervention Games
Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders.
Barbara Sher gifted us with another jam-packed collection of games for hours of purposeful fun, this time for children with social skills challenges. Her book, Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders, is an important resource for parents, teachers, Early Intervention Specialists and therapists alike. In this collection, each game is thoughtfully and lovingly designed to bring out the beautiful and often hidden side of our children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder).
Whether used at home, in the classroom, in the therapy clinic or at camp, these games offer adults wonderful ways to help these children overcome social obstacles and build confidence from a very early age. All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials–things easily found around the home or school. Each game explains the lessons playfully learned and ways of modifying the games so that everyone, including siblings and friends, regardless of skill level and sensibility, can play along.
Included is a large variety of interactive games to play in water, whether in a backyard “kiddie” pool, community swimming pool, an ocean or a lake. These original ideas aren’t found other places and can be perfect for aqua or hydrotherapy programs as well as one-on-one at home
It’s no wonder Barbara Sher is The Games Ladywww.gameslady.com. She makes learning FUN…as it should be. I’m closely involved with the issues of parents who have children with special needs from my listserv as well as clients I work with as part of my consulting company, www.SensoryStreet.com. I strongly recommend this book to everyone. Early Intervention Games is a WINNER.
Review by Ida Zelaya from Sensory Street, Inc.
Comments from Chantai: I loved this book! It is simple, easy to read, and full of ways to play (with purpose) with children. I thought this book was so valuable that I asked Barbara Sher to share with PSN, and become a regular contributor to our magazine/community.