It is designed to offer practical sensory options to improve the ability of toddlers and preschoolers to function in their environments at home, in child care centers and in school. A variety of sensory "buffet" activities and environmental strategies are offered in a very user friendly format, highlighting the different sensory tools. Topics include Picky Eater Tidbits, Tooth Brush Tamers, Potty Pleasers, Hair Care, Nail Nippers, Tubby Time Tips, Beddie Bye Bliss, and more! Learn how to promote engagement and help Touchy Tots, Sensitive Ears, Busy Bees, Fumbling Tots, Tippy Toe Tots, and Spirited Tots get along, and what to do to get your tot the help he needs.
"Diana, Maureen, and Sue continue to be a wellspring of joy and creativity. These terrific suggestions for little kids with SPD help us to be ever mindful of the concept of 'all play', so that everyone in their circle will get in sync."--Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child
"As a developmental/behavioral pediatrician who cares for many children with autism spectrum disorders and sensory integration issues, I am very excited about Tools for Tots. Written by three very experienced occupational therapists, it is loaded with savvy practical tactics that parents can readily use from the time their child wakes up until they go to sleep. I like the short explanations that frame the issues in the front of each chapter and the checklists that make the book so easy and useful. Tools for Tots will be on the short list of books I recommend for my young patients who have sensory integration issues."--Richard Solomon, MD, founder of The PLAY Project and Medical Director, The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
53 pages. 2007
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