Sensory-motor activities are crucial for children to learn from their environment. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this revised edition is a complete package of tried-and-tested sensory-motor activities for children, covering basic movements, interoception, sensory and body awareness and early visual perceptual skills.
Providing an overview of the sensory systems, the authors offer practical strategies for parents/carers and practitioners to link knowledge to practice when communicating and engaging with a child. The authors present both familiar and novel activity ideas, explaining how they provide sensory stimulation to the relevant sensory systems and may help to support the child’s development, sensory processing and regulation levels.
New material includes:
- Greater emphasis on understanding the sensory systems and how they link to the activities.
- A brand new chapter on interception.
- Revised recording methods, including Goal Attainment Scaling as an outcome tool.
- An expanded list of activities.
Sensory Motor Activities for Early Development, 2nd edition is an essential text for all parents/carers and practitioners who use sensory-motor activities in a playful way to help the development of children with a range of needs. It will be valuable reading for those working with children who do not initiate movement, who require help with their movement, who need to refine their movement, who need encouragement or motivation to engage in purposeful movements or those who need activities to provide sensory stimulation.