A chapter in Autism-in-Lockdown: Expert Tips and Insights on Coping with the COVID-10 Pandemic (Future Horizons).
Being cooped up to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is especially challenging for children with autism and their grown-ups. Five “In-Sync” activities may help families learn how to incorporate sensory-motor experiences into their endless indoor days.
Among the 34 authors are Tony Attwood, Temple Grandin, Joye Newman, Carol Gray, Jed Baker, Cara Koscinski, Paula Aquilla, Nancy Kashman, Janet Mora, and Roya Ostovar.
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Published in August-October 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.
When your child’s behavior mystifies you, put on your imaginary sensory spectacles and ask yourself three questions: What sensations does the child avoid? What sensations does the child constantly seek? What sensations calm the child?
Published August 5 at PsychologyToday.com
Seven suggestions to help your kids become more responsible and considerate — without nagging or shouting.
Published in May-July 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.
A cozy “getaway” place may be exactly what a child needs to calm down and get some necessary time alone before re-entering the group.
Children love building and snuggling into forts, and experts say that kids need private get-aways more than ever.
Published April 23 at PsychologyToday.com
Sending picture postcards helps children feel connected when we are all cooped up and coping with COVID-19.
Published in February – April 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest
Because of having autism, Jake Cassell (2001 – 2019) was a sensational inventor, fixer, artist and musician.
Published February 4, 2020 at Psychology Today.com
Family rituals help children develop good manners, self-help skills, and emotional security.
Published in Nov. 2019 – Jan. 2020 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest
Preschooler Daniel communicated effectively with his classmates using his own “language” of numbers and music.
Published on October 18 at PsychologyToday.com
A parent or teacher’s affirmative responses can turn kids’ stumbles into great learning experiences.
Sensory-motor “Quinks” (short for Quick In-Sync activities) at school may ease your child's transition into this year’s classroom. Share these and your own family’s favorite Quinks with the teacher to incorporate into the school day.'>
In Aug.-Oct. issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest
Sensory-motor “Quinks” (short for Quick In-Sync activities) at school may ease your child’s transition into this year’s classroom. Share these and your own family’s favorite Quinks with the teacher to incorporate into the school day.
Published on August 6th at PsychologyToday.com
Frequently and purposely, we provide our children with opportunities to practice the skills they will need throughout their lives. Especially if our kids have developmental delays such as autism or sensory processing disorder, we know the importance of practice, practice, practice.