From handwriting to hair washing – Sensory Processing to school, it’s ALL here in our book series!
Written by Cara Koscinski MOT, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist and mother to two children with special needs, each book provides clear and easy-to-understand explanations of those questions most frequently asked about raising a child with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, behavior difficulties, and coordination issues.
Each book is PACKED with hundreds of resources and helpful and FUN activities that you can try IMMEDIATELY with your child or student! Tried and true techniques for you. These handy books are designed to go anywhere at anytime and be used as resources whenever you need them!
Many people struggle with sensory processing difficulties. Regulating emotions, knowing when to eat, drink, go to the toilet, and feeling your breathing and heart rate all depend on our internal awareness. Interoception is critical to feel and understand what is going on inside of your body. However, when someone has difficulty processing interoception, knowledge of emotions and regulation of basic body functions can be interrupted causing great frustration. This book contains all you need to know about interoception including the most recent research. Easy to read explanations followed by helpful ideas you can use immediately after reading, make the book an invaluable addition to your collection. Each activity is carefully chosen for both adults and children and will counteract poor interoceptive awareness.
- Introducing the new ‘ORGAN FRIENDS’ characters to help your child learn about feelings, emotions, and body sensations.
- Packed with activities to do today!
- Anger chart
- Positive and negative emotions naming activities
Optimal function of our bodies occurs when our sensory and motor systems are strong and able to adapt to the demands of the environment. Today’s children often struggle with fidgeting, decreased attention, and immature motor patterns which manifest themselves through frustration and behavior issues. When our body’s systems are not integrated to form a strong foundation, difficulties in many areas occur.
PACKED with activities to help children and contains a helpful movement and vision assessment. Perfect for every OT clinician!
Family Choice Award
The Parent’s Guide to OT for Autism & Special Needs is an illuminating and essential guide for caregivers of children with autism, difficulty with fine and gross motor coordination, Sensory Processing Disorder, handwriting, toileting, bathing and dressing and so much more! It contains questions that are frequently asked to pediatric occupational therapists about:
- Sensory Processing
- Core/Body Muscle Weakness
- Feeding Therapy
- Hair Washing, Teeth Brushing
- Life Skills
- Developmental Charts and Information
Every section is followed by a detailed explanation that is easy to understand. We then give you activities that are called ‘Out of the Pocket’ Activities. They are occupational therapy favorites, and are tried and true to help your child achieve success while having FUN!
This book is GREAT for new OT graduates or those new to pediatric therapy too!
Autism Spectrum Quarterly listed the Pocket Occupational Therapist as a “Great Resource for Families and Professionals.”
Our new SCHOOL guide book is an illuminating guide to all things related to students with autism, SPD, social skills deficits, disorganization, ADHD/ADD, dysgraphia, and many more. It’s also a great book for typical children who are struggling with issues at school. IEP goals are discussed along with several different accommodations and strategies for meeting goals.
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
IEP goals and accommodations
Gym and Cafeteria tips
Sensory Processing Information and
sensory-friendly ways to help students in classrooms
There are hundreds of ‘Out of the Pocket’ activities that can be done in schools and homeschools to help students. Each chapter has a thorough resource list with website information.
Teachers, new OTs, special educators, Classroom Aides, and Parents will find this book as a wonderful resource to all things SCHOOL related.
Providing everything you need to know about the use of weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, ease chronic pain and more.
This book includes:
· What a weighted blanket is and how it may work
· An exploration of deep pressure and how weight on the body affects the mind
· Guidelines for using weighted blankets at home and in professional environments
· Studies into the effectiveness of weighted blankets
· Advice on how to select an appropriate weighted blanket or sew your own.
Written by a teenager with mitochondrial disease, this charming book is written in child-friendly language and contains bright graphics and photos. Room for children to write thier name and personalize the book by listing their favorite activities and unique symptoms of Mito.
Co-authored by Cara Koscinski, a pediatric occupational therapist. She’s Joshua’s mother and has helped Joshua with diagnois, symptom management, tube feedings, and many tests and hospitalizations for mitochondrial disease.
A MUST-HAVE for any child dealing with Mito!