Fine Motor Skills In Children With Down Syndrome

Author: Maryanne Bruni
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ISBN: 9781890627676
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The updated and expanded 2nd edition of FINE MOTOR SKILLS IN CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME continues to be a popular, practical guide to understanding fine motor skills in children with Down syndrome and helping them develop these skills from birth through early adolescence. The first edition won a Parent's Choice Award in 1999. The author, an occupational therapist who has worked extensively with children with Down syndrome, is also the parent of a teenager with Down syndrome. She offers parents and professionals dozens of easy, home- and school-based activities, illustrated with black and white photos, which help children gradually acquire the skills they need for fine motor development. Readers learn how to incorporate work on fine motor skills into everyday activities and routines and to emphasise tasks that children can use throughout life -- play, self-help, printing, cutting with scissors, and computer use. New to this edition is a chapter on sensory processing and how the sensory system affects behaviour and learning in children with Down syndrome. Parents learn strategies that can help children handle various sensory problems so they can continue to learn daily living skills. Bruni includes new information on determining when a child is ready for 'pre-printing' activities (things a child can do to prepare for trying to print letters) and how to introduce related concepts (up & down; top & bottom; start & stop; left & right). The 2nd edition also includes more information on ways to help children learn self-help skills, such as dressing, using a fork and spoon, and becoming potty trained. This new and improved edition gives parents and professionals the expertise and confidence they need to help children build fine motor abilities and become more independent. Target Audience: Parents of children with Down syndrome, early intervention specialists, occupational and physical therapists, teachers

Physical Development In The Early Years

Author: Lynda Woodfield
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826468713
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Would you like to know more about the way in which a typical child grows and develops in their first eight years? Are you keen to avoid the constraints of an overly formalized early years curriculum? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then this practical, accessible and down-to-earth guide is for you. Arguing that enjoyable, play-based activity forms the basis of all children's learning. Lynda Woodfield takes examples of children at various stages of their physical development and places their progress in a theoretical context.

Motor Skills And Their Foundational Role For Perceptual Social And Cognitive Development

Author: Klaus Libertus
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889451593
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Motor skills are a vital part of healthy development and are featured prominently both in physical examinations and in parents’ baby diaries. It has been known for a long time that motor development is critical for children’s understanding of the physical and social world. Learning occurs through dynamic interactions and exchanges with the physical and the social world, and consequently movements of eyes and head, arms and legs, and the entire body are a critical during learning. At birth, we start with relatively poorly developed motor skills but soon gain eye and head control, learn to reach, grasp, sit, and eventually to crawl and walk on our own. The opportunities arising from each of these motor milestones are profound and open new and exciting possibilities for exploration and interactions, and learning. Consequently, several theoretical accounts of child development suggest that growth in cognitive, social, and perceptual domains are influences by infants’ own motor experiences. Recently, empirical studies have started to unravel the direct impact that motor skills may have other domains of development. This volume is part of this renewed interest and includes reviews of previous findings and recent empirical evidence for associations between the motor domain and other domains from leading researchers in the field of child development. We hope that these articles will stimulate further research on this interesting question.

Fine Motor Skills For Children With Down Syndrome

Author: Maryanne Bruni
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ISBN: 9781606132593
Size: 21.33 MB
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A popular book now available in a completely revised third edition. The author, an occupational therapist and parent of an adult with Down syndrome, describes how the characteristics of Down syndrome can impact the acquisition and progression of fine motor skills. She presents a thorough overview of the building blocks of fine motor development, from infancy through to adulthood: Early arm and hand control. Stability; Bilateral coordination; Sensation; Dexterity. Use the book's step-by-step activities to build daily living skills for home and school: Scissor skills; Pencil grasp development; Pre-printing, printing & cursive writing; Keyboard skills; Computer & tablet skills; Dressing, grooming, and feeding skills. Throughout the book, the author suggests ways to incorporate fine motor skill development opportunities into as many day-to-day activities as possible, recognising how impractical it is to constantly be in "therapy" mode with a child. Suggestions for gift ideas are offered in "Grandma's and Grandpa's list" at the end of each chapter. With expanded and updated information on fine motor skills and computer and personal electronic device use, keyboarding skills, postural support, sensory processing, and the adult years, readers will have at their fingertips a cornucopia of information and guidance to support the fine motor development of children and adults.

Fundamentals Davis Essential Nursing Content Practice Questions

Author: Patricia M Nugent
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803669577
Size: 42.24 MB
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Up-to-date with the NCLEX-RN® 2016 Test Plan. Too much information? Too little time? Here’s everything you need to succeed in your fundamentals of nursing course and prepare for course exams and the NCLEX®. Succinct content review in outline format focus on must-know information, while case studies and NCLEX-style questions develop your ability to apply your knowledge in simulated clinical situations. You’ll also find proven techniques and tips to help you study more effectively, learn how to approach different types of questions, and improve your critical-thinking skills.

Play Projects And Preschool Standards

Author: Gera Jacobs
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412928028
Size: 41.77 MB
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The authors help readers create well-planned projects and activities that capture children's interest and develop the critical social and pre-academic skills identified in state standards.