Book: A fabulous resource book jam-packed with useful information and engaging sensory integration activities that can be used to support children of diverse ages and abilities. Each of the 52 creative theme-based group lessons in this practical resource follows a sensory-integrated developmental sequence consisting of seven activities (including warm-up, vestibular, proprioceion, balance, eye-hand coordination, cool-down and fine-motor), all related to the theme. For example, in the theme "Doctor" some of the activities are: for Warm-Up, the children rub a "magical lotion potion" on their body, for Vestibular, they sing and jump on a mat like Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, for Proprioception, they ride a scooter board ambulance, for Balance, they pick up doctor supplies from the floor while walking on a balance beam, and for Fine Motor they make a doctor's bag out of construction paper. Suggestions for adaptation and modification for individual students are included, along with instructions for how to develop additional lessons. A chapter on school readiness skills shows how the lessons prepare children for later success in school. A "must-have" for all therapists and teachers working in early childhood!
DVD: In this lively DVD focusing on young children, get a first-hand view of a theme-based (dinosaurs) sensorimotor lesson. After a brief introduction to sensory integration and its importance for developing functional skills and adaptive responses to the environment, see step-to-step how a series of seven sensorimotor activities (warm-up, vestibular, proprioception, blance, eye-hand coordination, cool down and fine motor) are combined in fun games and activities to result in better readiness to learn. The activities use a transdisciplinary approach in an inclusive classroom with typical peer models.