Fine Motor Skills In Children With Down Syndrome

Author: Maryanne Bruni
Publisher:
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
Size: 77.68 MB
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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.

Simple Steps

Author: Karen Miller
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876592045
Size: 26.20 MB
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Teach children ages birth through two with these 300 activities focused on the incremental development of young children. Observe what children are already doing, then give them varied opportunities to develop at their own pace. Simple Steps outlines a typical developmental sequence, offering children the opportunity to practice new skills in a developmentally appropriate way.

Deaf Blind Infants And Children

Author: John M. McInnes
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802077875
Size: 74.17 MB
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This is a comprehensive reference guide for teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals working or living with children who are both deaf and blind. It provides day-to-day guidance and suggestions about techniques and methods for assessing children with multi-sensory deprivation, and for devising programs to help them cope.

Fundamentals Davis Essential Nursing Content Practice Questions

Author: Patricia M Nugent
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803669577
Size: 44.24 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.

Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495809306
Size: 10.81 MB
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This publication introduces you to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with them in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. The book also provides information regarding working with children with special needs, families and children from diverse cultures, new technologies such as Wii, assistive technology, RoboLab and e-portfolios and recent research about toddler empathy, mother-child conflict, IQ scores and intelligence, intentional teaching, play and much more.

Hand Function In The Child

Author: Anne Henderson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323031862
Size: 46.82 MB
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This comprehensive resource and clinical guide for students and practicing pediatric therapists features current information on the neurological foundations of hand skills, the development of hand skills, and intervention with children who have problems related to hand skills. Covers foundation and development of hand skills, therapeutic intervention, and special problems and approaches. Is readable, concise, and well-organized with a consistent format throughout. Integrates recent research findings and current thinking throughout the text. Emphasizes neuroscience and the hand's sensory function and haptic perception. Applies neuroscience and development frames of reference throughout. Implications for practice included in each chapter. Presents concepts in the foundation/development chapters that are linked with the intervention chapters. Seven new chapters reflect current practice in the field and cover cognition & motor skills, handedness, fine-motor program for preschoolers, handwriting evaluation, splinting the upper extremity of the child, pediatric hand therapy, and efficacy of interventions. Extensively revised content throughout includes new research and theories, new techniques, current trends, and new information sources. 9 new contributors offer authoritative guidance in the field. Over 200 new illustrations demonstrate important concepts with new clinical photographs and line drawings. Over 50 new tables and boxes highlight important information. An updated and expanded glossary defines key terms.