Sensory Integration

Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures, Volume 2

Therapeutic Support for Early Childhood, Volume 2

Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark

$28.00

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Another great volume from long-time Waldorf teachers and theraputic educators Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark! Volume Two is a collection of all new songs and movement activities for young children designed to help develop healthy senses. Also included are the essays on the senses and sensory development from Volume One.

The book begins with an essay from the authors on the changes they have observed in children in recent years:

We observe that children are having difficulty finding their way into physical life in a harmonious way, into a sense of well-being. The body is not a comfortable home where they can feel relaxed and safe. A close look at these phenomena reveals that they are related to the four foundational senses of touch, life, self-movement, and balance.

Complete with nursery rhyme movement, bean bag games, seasonal suggestions, how to prepare the environment and what is happening "under the surface" with movements and activities, this book is a must-have resource for anyone working with younger children.

8 1/2" x 11", 2016.



The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition

Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

Foreword by Trude Turnquist, PhD, OTR/L

Includes new activities and updated information

Softbound

$5.00

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The author who has written one of the best-loved and genuinely helpful books for parents whose children have sensory processing disorder (The Out-of-Sync Child) has followed it up with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD.

Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. More importantly from your child's point of view, each activity is playful, warm, funny and interesting.  It should be quite easy to engage a child in these games and projects -- and perhaps quite difficult to disengage both the child and yourself from playing them because they really are so much fun.

Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations.

This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.



Take Time

Movement exercises for parents, teachers and therapists of children with difficulties in speaking, reading, writing and spelling

Mary Nash-Wortham and Jean Hunt

Spiral Bound

$29.95

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To my mind no therapist or remedial teacher should be without this edition by their side.

( Dr. Béve Hornsby PhD, MSc, MEd, MSCT
Consultant Speech Therapist and Clinical Psychologist
From the Foreword )

Take Time has been used in Waldorf schools by Extra Lesson teachers for years and is regarded with love and gratitude by everyone who has benefited from this wonderful marriage of curative eurythmy and speech therapy. It is recommended for by all the major advisory and learning support organizations in the UK and many more in other English-speaking countries. Because it is highly readable, it has also become one of the most popular resources for parents.

The authors of Take Time tackle some of the root causes behind difficulties in speaking, reading, writing and spelling, especially where there is a lack of co-ordination, rhythm and timing.

The innovative movement exercises, based on curative eurythmy, and the other activities described in Take Time can be tailored specifically to individual situations. This feature has resulted in the enormous popularity of the book, especially for use by parents. It is recommended by all centres concerned with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other difficulties.

Take Time features:

  • 'Pointers' to clarify areas of difficulty, including timing and rhythm, direction, spatial orientation and movement, sequencing, laterality and fine motor control needed for clear speech and successful writing and reading.
  • general exercises for co-ordination and body awareness.
  • specific exercises to help with particular areas of difficulty and individual situations.
  • details of useful resource equipment, books and contact addresses.

Phonic Rhyme Time

A unique collection of phonic rhymes for precise practice in speaking and reading

Mary Nash-Wortham

Spiral bound

$29.95

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An outstanding resource for class and remedial education teachers, speech therapists, homeschooling parents and ESL teachers!

Here we have hundreds of rhymes, each of which concentrates on one specific sound. When repeated as an exercise, they train the mouth to form the sound correctly. Or, use them as a creative way to expand vocabulary or to learn to correctly spell words that sound similarly.

The first part of the book describes how speech sounds are produced and illustrates consonant and vowel positions. The wide range of rhymes and verses means it is suitable for both children and adults, including those learning English as a foreign language.

Mary Nash-Wortham has extensive as a Speech and Language Therapist. She is co-author along with eurythmist Jean Hunt of Take Time, widely used in remedial and extra lesson settings for children with learning difficulties.




Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures

Movement Enrichment with a Therapeutic Approach for Early Childhood

Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark

Spiral Bound

$23.50

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What a joy! Here is an entire book filled not just with charming circle games and songs for the kindergarten, but with charming games and songs that have been created to help our young children find their way into their bodies and souls. In more prosaic language, these games and movement songs address the spatial integration and sensory processing development issues that it seems more and more children are struggling with.

However you think about it, this is a book of genius and a gift to young children. The games are delightful - teachers and parents will have as much fun as the children. And, they are brilliantly thought out to include movement forms that will bring the children into the world with strength and balance.

This is a truly essential resource of the caliber of AHE's Resource Teacher's Developmental Exercise Manual. Use it. Love it.


The Extra Lesson

Movement, Drawing and Painting Exercises to Help Children with Difficulties in Writing, Reading and Arithmetic

Audrey E. McAllen

Paperback

Seventh Edition

$33.50

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Audrey McAllen's treasured resource has been revised and expanded -- the result is a work of depth and insight which is even more practical and valuable than before.

This edition of The Extra Lesson gives careful and thorough instructions for the remedial drawing, painting, and movement exercises developed by McAllen. The difficulties students experience when struggling to learn writing, reading, and arithmetic are addressed with specific activities -- the results? Students in both elementary and high school discover new relationships to themselves and the world, and find their path beyond the obstacles they face.

This latest edition of The Extra Lesson gives many more insights into the difficulties children are experiencing now. In it you are shown how to check for these disruptions, and how to remediate them, in far greater detail than before. The book has now increased in breadth and shows the depths from which this work has come. It is clear to me, having communicated with Audrey over the years, that no one else has come close to developing a program so universal in its application and yet holding such deep spiritual truths and insights.

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