Improving Sensory Processing In Traumatized Children

Author: Sarah Lloyd
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502391
Size: 28.34 MB
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Does your child struggle to know how their body is feeling? Do they find it hard to balance or feel uneasy when their feet leave the ground? Early trauma and neglect can have a profound effect upon a child's development. Sensory integration theory offers a way of understanding how the brain processes and stores movement experience, and how these experiences manifest at a physical and emotional level. This book explains how early movement experiences affect brain development and gives examples of how trauma can prevent basic sensory processing pathways from being correctly established. It shows how you can identify gaps in normal sensory development and offers ideas for how you can use physical activities to help build up the underdeveloped systems. Good bodily awareness forms the foundation of motor development as well as social and emotional skills and learning. This book will help your child to be more in tune with themselves and their bodies and feel more comfortable in their environment. Highly accessible with lots of practical tips and examples, this book is written for adoptive and foster parents, and will also be useful for social workers, fostering and adoption workers and those working in primary and early years educational settings.

The Simple Guide To Child Trauma

Author: Betsy de Thierry
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504017
Size: 10.80 MB
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· What is trauma? · How does it affect children? · How can adults help? Providing straightforward answers to these complex questions, The Simple Guide to Child Trauma is the perfect starting point for any adult caring for or working with a child who has experienced trauma. It will help them to understand more about a child's emotional and behavioural responses following trauma and provides welcome strategies to aid recovery. Reassuring advice will also rejuvenate adults' abilities to face the challenges of supporting children.

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders In Children

Author: Matt Mielnick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505684
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Everything we know about the world we live in starts with information we take in through the senses. This book explains the way our sensory system works and shows how small inefficiencies in this complex system can have a huge impact on a child's behaviour. Through easily relatable examples and metaphors, the book describes the variety of sensory processing differences that can occur in children in a jargon-free way and offers practical advice to help manage these differences. It explains how children's varying sensory thresholds - the point where a behavioural response to a stimuli is generated - affects the way they view the world. Each section includes occupational therapy evaluations of children with a range of sensory thresholds, and shows how this influences their behaviour through professional observation reports, offering a summary and recommendation for each child. Presented with a clear focus, without long lists of syndromes and symptoms, this is the ideal starting point for parents and professionals working with children with sensory processing issues.

Raising A Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429365
Size: 11.85 MB
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The most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues. For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing disorder, also known as sensory integration dysfunction, affects affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever. Learn: *How the senses actually work and integrate with each other *How and where to get the very best professional help *"Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings *Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems *The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart" *How to empower your child and teen in the world *Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD*** From the Trade Paperback edition.

Conversations With A Rattlesnake

Author: Theo Fleury
Publisher: Influence Pub
ISBN: 9781771410717
Size: 40.12 MB
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Former NHL player, Theo Fleury joins forces with world-renowned therapist Kim Barthel in a new book, Conversations with a Rattlesnake. The book presents a raw and honest conversation, loaded with personal insights and cutting-edge information, about healing from trauma and abuse. Fleury's story will inspire not only those overcoming their own trauma but friends, parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, and health practitioners—anyone who is in the critical position of supporting someone who needs to share their own story. Fleury's life experiences and Barthel's informed interpretation combine to provide a unique look at the healing process.

Rhythms Of Relating In Children S Therapies

Author: Stuart Daniel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502847
Size: 37.82 MB
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This multidisciplinary book shows how to foster meaningful relationships between therapists and vulnerable children, through exploring the concept of communicative musicality and creating rhythms of connection. It includes broad and in-depth contributions from leading therapists from diverse backgrounds - including Peter A. Levine, Daniel Hughes, Stephen Porges, Dennis McCarthy and many more. Contributors reflect on their own experiences, providing insights from the fields of music therapy, trauma, dance and movement therapy, psychobiology, dramatherapy, counselling, play therapy, and education. Contemporary theory is woven in with case stories to highlight the emotional realities of working with highly vulnerable children, and to present proven examples of how therapists can improve the quality of connectedness. Full of original and innovative ideas for working with attachment issues, trauma, communication difficulties, autism, learning disabilities, aggression and anxiety, this is inspiring reading for professionals who work with vulnerable children in creative therapies. Royalty proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), UK.

Special Needs Kids Eat Right

Author: Judy Converse
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399534881
Size: 14.89 MB
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Offers substitutions to fit any diet, suggestions for getting the family and caregivers involved, tips for maintaining a special diet when eating out, shopping and resource guides, and strategies for evaluating the results of a long-term program. Original.

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog

Author: Bruce D. Perry
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465094465
Size: 26.83 MB
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Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

Parenting With Theraplay

Author: Helen Rodwell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504890
Size: 53.75 MB
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Theraplay® is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a fun and easy way for parents and children to connect. Theraplay is particularly effective with looked after and adopted children. By providing an overview of Theraplay and the psychological principles that it is based on, parents and carers will gain an understanding of the basic theory of the model along with practical ideas for applying Theraplay to everyday family life. Through everyday case studies and easy language, parents will gain confidence and learn new skills for emotional bonding, empathy, and acceptance in the relationship with their child.

The Whole Brain Child

Author: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553386697
Size: 21.41 MB
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Outlines twelve strategies for fostering brain development in children, explaining how challenging behaviors are rooted in immature left and right brain coordination and how parents can make adjustments to enable positive learning.