Building Bridges 3rd ed. provides creative techniques and useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday challenges, including managing behaviours, improving muscle tone, developing social skills, selecting diets, and more.
This revised and expanded edition offers over 100 extra pages of material, as well as a dedicated website of free downloadable forms and exercises for easy printing!
Written by three experienced occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory and strategies. It is a perfect tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults.
Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment and examines sensory integration theories. Part two offers methods of identifying sensory problems in children along with numerous strategies and activities.
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Paula Aquilla is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has practiced in a variety of clinical, home and community settings since 1986. Paula is an osteopathic manual practitioner and specialises in paediatrics. She teaches throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, the UK, and India. Her practice encompasses all types of children and young adults and her specialty is sensory integration therapy.
Ellen Yack M.Ed., B.Sc.OT, OT Reg.(Ont.) is an occupational therapist who possesses a unique combination of expertise in the areas of clinical work, consultation, education and public speaking. Ellen has practiced as an occupational therapist since 1979 and has a Masters Degree in Education. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. Ellen's other areas of expertise include developmental coordination disorder, global developmental delay, attention deficit disorders and learning disabilities.
Shirley Sutton (BSc, OT Reg(Ont)) is a private occupational therapist helping children and youth with long and short term developmental disabilities, and adults with developmental disabilities. She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, The American Association of Occupational Therapists, and Autism Ontario.