Valuable New Guide Helps Parents Better Understand Autism and Hand Skills From Flapping to Function
From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills explains why many children, as well as adults with autism, do not use their hands in a functional manner. Flapping the hands and lining up small items often replace natural fine motor experiences that are important for the development of hand skills. Readers will learn how to encourage children to use their hands for functional tasks such as dressing, writing and using scissors.
From Flapping to Function is an essential guide to how challenges in sensory processing, behaviors, visual skills and executive functioning impact developing hand skills and the many effective strategies that help children learn. Strategies include how to promote handwriting, use Apps to develop dexterity, create “success only” activities and incorporate sensory reinforcement throughout the day.
Written in parent-friendly language and packed with relatable vignettes, readers will learn how to quickly, easily and inexpensively adapt activities and use effective teaching strategies. Other features in this book include an extensive glossary, resources, and activity photos.
This article was featured in Issue 54 – Surviving Family Challenges