Small Steps Forward: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Children with Special Needs
by Sarah Newman
When young children are diagnosed with conditions such as Downs Syndrome, autism and other forms of developmental delay, there is much that parents ... Show synopsis When young children are diagnosed with conditions such as Downs Syndrome, autism and other forms of developmental delay, there is much that parents can do to help. Games and Activities for Pre-School Children with Special Needs provides parents and carers with the information they require and a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities suggested in the book use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. Sarah Newman divides skills into five areas: social, physical, intellectual, emotional and linguistic for convenient reference. She deals with general issues, such as behavior management, toilet training and sleep management, which may be encountered by parents of children with any form of disability: physical, learning or sensory. She provides an outline of child development so parents can place their child's progress in context. Advice on coping with the stress of having a child with special needs, and information on support parents can expect from health, education and social services, is also given. The author includes a comprehensive resources section, which incorporates a bibliography and list of useful addresses.