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9780127845708: COMBINING NEURO-DEV TREATMNT&SENSORY: An Approach to Pediatric Therapy

Therapists often face the dilemma of determining the most effective intervention for treating the specific needs of their pediatric clients. This manual will show you how to utilize a combined approach of NDT and SI therapy in your professional practice to best meet children's special needs.
Combining Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration Principles contains an extensive discussion of both NDT and SI. Within the book, you'll discover detailed assessment guidelines to help you determine when a combined approach is most useful, plus you'll find reproducible checklists for evaluating your clients' sensory and movement disorders. Case studies are included to demonstrate the effectiveness of using a combined approach to remediation.
Included are 29 activities to save you preparation time and motivate your clients. Each activity is clearly illustrated and outlines the problem areas addressed, the sensory and motor focus, and suggested modifications. Try Wheelbarrow Bowling, Magic Carpet Ride, Spider Glider, and more.

Key Features
* The chapters describe how to use the combined approach to treat children with specific disorders, including:
* Sensory processing dysfunction
* Autism
* Cerebral palsy
* Fragile X syndrome
* Down syndrome

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About the Author:

Erna I. Blanche received the advanced master of arts degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California and the master of arts degree in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Ms. Blanche has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. She lectures in the United States and internationally on sensory integration and neuro-developmental treatment. At present, Ms. Blanche is co-director and co-owner of Therapy West, a pediatric facility in Los Angeles.

Tina M. Botticelli received the bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College in 1980 and the advanced master of science degree in physical therapy with diploma of clinical specialization in development from the University of Southern California in 1990. She successfully completed the NDT/Bobath Eight Week Course in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and is certified in administering and interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests. Her experience includes practice at the Ayres Clinic in Torrance, California, and Broome Developmental Center, Binghamton, New York, and its satellite High Risk Birth Clinic in Johnson City, New York. Since 1993, Ms. Botticelli has worked as the Program Coordinator in pediatric physical therapy at Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut. She has been involved in teaching the combined NDT/SI approach in California and is actively involved in research.

Mary K. Hallway received the bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University. Ms. Hallway is a certified NDTA occupational therapy instructor. She has more than 10 years of experience specializing in pediatrics utilizing both neuro-developmental treatment and sensory integration approaches. She has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. In 1989, Ms. Hallway co-founded The Children's Therapy Center in Garden Grove, California.

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