We want to introduce you to our exciting new book, Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, second edition. It is an easy-to-read compilation of treatment strategies, research and evidence. There is nothing on the market that comes close to the information within! This is book serves the needs of many different groups: a clinical reference for teachers, therapists and anyone working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; a supplementary text for those in occupational, physical and speech therapy programs; behavioral intervention; and psychology majors; and guidance for parents and loved ones raising a child with ASD. The seventeen chapters are authored by world leaders in the fields of occupational therapy, research, behavioral specialists, speech language pathologists, physical therapy and educational specialists.
The editors, an occupational and physical therapist, in collaboration with specialists across the spectrum of interventions, offer practical, holistic, dynamic and effective intervention strategies. They have included descriptions of functional and sensory-based problems and techniques for engaging and skillfully addressing deficits in postural control, muscle strength, coordination, motor planning, sensory processing, communication, education and behavior. Numerous photographs are used to illustrate what you should look for and what the intervention should involve!
It is a “must have” for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn practical, effective, easy-to-use intervention strategies that are based on current research.
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR, C/NDT
Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT
Developing Visual Motor Integration
$66.00 - entire book(also available by sections ask for pricing)
Developing Visual Motor Integration is an erasable, reusable, laminated workbook designed to systematically develop perceptual and motor skills needed for writing, copying and graphomotor proficiency. This series of five graduated levels is ideal for therapists and teachers working with children of all ages and developmental levels and is a great tool for group activities as well as classroom and individualized lessons. These eco-friendly reusable workbooks are designed for error-free learning; offer positive feedback and reinforcement keeping the child motivated while developing visual spatial perception, directional concepts, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, motor planning, perceptual organization and fine motor skills.
Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?: Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment & Intervention
$65.00 + S&H In looking at the issues surrounding children and their behavior, authors Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris emphasize that behaviors result from multiple causes and cannot be addressed in a linear fashion with any one single strategy. Behavioral concerns arise when children’s behaviors are bothersome, interfere with their ability to learn or function, or are harmful. Some children act as they do because of their bodies’ reactions to sensory input. Inattention, distractibility, fidgeting, acting without thinking, and aggressive or defiant behaviors such as pushing or striking out all may have a sensory cause.
Clinicians, teachers, and parents will find this a useful resource for unraveling the mysteries of why children adopt certain behaviors and learning how to deal with them. In addition to the in-depth descriptions of behavioral analysis and sensory dysfunction, the authors include chapters on temper tantrums, environmental modifications, and sensory diets.
Extensive charts, tables, and photos help illustrate the concepts discussed, and a number of reproducible forms and checklists are included.
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Sleep'n Sync: How it is Revolutionary
Sleep’n sync helps children achieve their goals fast through a technique that uses principles of neuroplasticity, positive suggestions, hypnotherapy and research on the sleep process. Children easily overcome functional problems of flexibility, handling frustration or anger, learning what to do to help prevent being bullied and many more… while sound asleep.
These are incorporated into an audio that is easy to use, efficient and can be set up to play every night without adult intervention.
The messages the child needs to absorb on each topic are positively presented and tailored using principles of hypnotherapy, neuroplasticity and research on the sleep process. These messages are easily absorbed by the subconscious mind in this receptive state and are also designed to improve self esteem, they include post suggestions designed to modify behavior when not asleep.
Did you know that the brain is highly active during sleep? While asleep the brain is sorting, organizing, evaluating and linking things that happened with other memories and choosing what memories to store and which to discard (Rock, 2005). While asleep the subconscious mind is busy working without the interference of the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is most receptive during sleep, when the conscious mind does not interfere.
Sleep’n Sync takes advantage of sleep as a natural receptive state for its messages to effectively be absorbed by the subconscious mind. It also takes advantage of the natural function of sleep in building and solidifying brain connections and its natural role as self-therapy(Rock, 2005).
The process of building and solidifying brain connections is called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the process of changing the connections or the strength of the connections within the brain. One of the ways new pathways are formed or strengthened is through mental rehearsal and repeating a skill set over and over. Through these strategies we engage the cerebral cortex which results in the release of neuromodulators (chemicals) which influence neuroplasticity of cortical maps within the brain ((Merzenich et al., 1999).
Sleep’n Sync works to develop, build and strengthen neural connections within the brain through using mental rehearsal and reviewing the skills and strategies needed to modify behavior. These strategies are combined with principles of hypnotherapy, using strong, empowering positive suggestions designed to build a child’s self esteem with post hypnotic suggestions designed to modify behavior when awake.
These programs come with a caregiver’s instruction guide. As the child becomes receptive, open and the conscious mind becomes ready to learn, the caregiver helps teach and guide the child, when awake. In this way the child will be synchronizing the conscious mind with the new messages of the subconscious mind.
These are all combined into an audio that takes advantage of the natural receptivity of the mind at night, when there is no interference by the conscious mind. The combination of these principles into an audio that is easily played at night makes Sleep’n Sync a cutting edge product that is revolutionary.
Flexibility I Coping with Change
Flexibility III Bullying I
Dealing With Anger I helping your child deal with
frustration & anger
Dealing With Anger II helping your child deal with
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Dynamic Therapeutic Interventions (DTI) Holistic, focused, outcome-driven approach utilizing treatment strategies and frameworks to help children reach their maximum potential across all environments.
These quick, concise reference guides are indispensable for therapists, teachers, and parents. These laminated cards provide Positive Behavioral Strategies to develop and reinforce the desired behaviors. The Sensory Modulation Cards describe the characteristics of each type of modulation disorder, making it easier to identify the child with modulation difficulties. They provide concrete, positive and easy to implement activities that are proven to address the underlying sensory behavior. Secondary behaviors and their relationship to sensory behaviors are also explained with constructive strategies offered.
Mount them in an easily accessible spot to reference them as you need. Colorful, two-sided, laminated and durable, they are full of practical and useful information.
Positive Behavioral Strategies Cards
Positive Behavioral Strategies Card$13.29 + S&H
Sensory Modulation Cards
Over-Responsive (Sensory Avoiding)
Positive Behavioral Strategies $10.00
Set of all 4 above Cards post AOTA Conference Special
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Get Strong! Have Fun! (portion of proceeds donated to KID Foundation & Make-a-Wish Foundation) Challenging exercises designed so that kids of all levels of ability can perform them. Fifteen pages with colored pictures, directions & rankings.
This booklet originated as my Bar Mitzvah project, which I began during the fall of 2006. I love sports and am able to play them today because occupational therapy improved my strength, balance, and hand-eye coordination. I worked with my former occupational therapist, Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, to create these exercises for kids. The exercises are challenging, but are designed so that kids of all levels of ability can perform them. I developed the exercises and established a rating scale for each one, which provides positive feedback and encourages kids to set higher goals and challenge themselves to perform to the best of their abilities. Most importantly, the exercises are designed to be fun and exciting. This project has meant a lot to me and I hope to help kids so that they can play sports like I can. I am proud to have become a member of my school’s varsity tennis team as a seventh grader. I am also a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.