Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children with Autism
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- Publication Date:
- June 9, 2008
- Print Length:
- 121 pages
Many treatment programs encourage verbal imitation and production without addressing the oral hypersensitivities that often make it difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder to produce verbal language. Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Oral-Motor Program for Home and School introduces an oral-motor protocol designed to enhance the child's ability to speak and eat by producing more normal movement patterns. It is accompanied by activities that can be incorporated into the child's daily schedule at home or at school for improved eating and speech development. The suggestions and activities will enable parents and professionals to broaden food varieties in a child's diet, increase a child's ability to accept touch inside and around the mouth, and expand the number of sounds and words produced by a child. This is a great resource to help broaden foods in a child's diet and expand a child's sounds and words!
The expertise that my son receives during his weekly therapy sessions with Maureen Flanagan is generously presented in this practical guide, which will empower parents to provide the regular and consistent treatment that is key to improving the quality of our children's lives. The complementary therapies and sensory approach combined with clearly described daily routines that can be incorporated into a busy family's life create a highly effective toolbox of synergistic programs. I am grateful that Maureen's many gifts as an experienced therapist who understands ASD and cares deeply for our children is offering the best of holistic care to a new and wider audience. --Marla Schrader, parent of a son under Maureen's care
This practical and thorough guide is user-friendly for both parents and professionals. Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Oral-Motor Program for Home and School is a much-needed resource on an area of need that is pretty widespread but is not often highlighted in available resources. --Ana Curtin, MS, CCC-SLP, Private Practice
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A love the activities along with the strategies to treat oral motor disorders in kiddos with ASD.
Very good book, arrived in excellent condition!
This book provides easy to understand information for parents, teachers, and other professionals working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. It is important for people to understand that there are steps that need to be accomplished prior to attempting and succeeding at the next step. This book really opened my mind to understanding the difficulties involved with oral motor deficits and how many areas it can impact.
Teachers ESPECIALLY need to understand how sensory issues affect development and ability to function - please please please read this!!
I have a 3-1/2 year old daughter who has a diagnosis of PDD-NOS and who has just started seeing an oral motor speech therapist. She has very limited speech and has great difficulty trying to get her words out. She also has a great number of sensory issues and difficuly eating certain foods and textures. This book has really educated me and prepared me for my sessions with the oral motor therapist. And since we only meet with the therapist once a week, this book has really given me some great ideas and questions to ask and suggestions on how to carry out our treatments at home. This is really a very informative and useful book.
This is an excellent resource for anyone who works with children with autism spectrum disorders, including parents, teachers, and therapists. Comprehensive information is well organized and presented in a clear and concise fashion. I highly recommend this book as a valuable addition to any treatment repertoire.
Susan Zwany, OT/L, Occupational Therapist
Very easy read with practical step-by-step ideas that are missed in other books I have ordered. There are so many pages I highlighted with great instruction and I will review this book many times over. My son will be four this year (non-verbal) and he will only eat baby food, certain crackers and french fries and has a hard time feeding himself. Found this book to be very helpful for him.