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By Sarah Newman

Praise for the 1st Edition:

'A hot feeling of optimistic reassurance and assistance runs during the ebook. [It] bargains sensible and emotional support, not just to a kid's kin, yet both to healthiness and academic staff beginning out inside this box. This e-book must have a favourite position in each toy and rest library in addition to inside of childcare agencies.'

- Play Matters

'This very beneficial and readable ebook presents a wealth of source principles to help mom and dad of kids with specified needs.'

- Downs Syndrome organization (UK)

'This is a really sensible e-book, jam-packed with logic and straightforward principles. even though meant for folks this ebook can also be a useful source for an individual operating with kids with particular needs.'

- Let's Play

whilst youngsters are clinically determined with stipulations corresponding to Down Syndrome, autism or other kinds of developmental hold up, there's a lot that oldsters can do to assist. This re-creation of the award-winning Small Steps ahead comprises up to date study and perform, offering mom and dad and carers with the data they want and a bunch of rules to inspire their kid's improvement. The video games and actions use toys and fabrics which most youngsters will have already got, and contain no targeted coaching. also they are enjoyable to play.

Sarah Newman divides abilities into six parts - cognitive, linguistic, actual, sensory, social and emotional - for handy reference. She offers with common concerns, equivalent to behaviour administration, toilet-training and sleep administration, that could be encountered through mom and dad of youngsters with any kind of incapacity - actual, studying or sensory. She additionally presents an summary of kid improvement in order that mom and dad can position their kid's development in context, and offers sensible suggestion on dealing with rigidity of getting a baby with distinct needs.

This publication is a vital advisor for fogeys of youngsters with developmental disabilities and also will be precious to a person who works with childrens with certain needs.

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In the same way children often have a preference and are described accordingly as visual, kinaesthetic (by movement) or aural (by listening) learners. There is now a great awareness of different ‘learning styles’ by teachers and schools. Most of us may have a bias towards one style but use different strategies depending on the circumstances. Many children with special needs respond particularly well to the use of visual supports such as actual objects, pictures or photographs, so try to incorporate these into your daily life to help their understanding.

Children also learn simple concepts which underlie mathematics such as big and small, long and short, heavy and light and the language of maths – capacity, weight, measure, big, bigger and biggest. PRE-READING SKILLS Children develop an understanding that writing conveys meaning, can be read and is the same every time it is read. They gain this by looking at books. They first look at picture books and are generally interested in the pictures. They then start to point to specific pictures and later to listen to simple stories which are read to them.

Inevitably some people will be more sensitive and aware and give better support than others. Families Coming from a different generation, grandparents have grown up when attitudes to children with special needs were quite different. The fact that forty years ago children with special needs were largely considered uneducable shows how far we have come. Unless they already have direct experience of children with special needs, grandparents may well need to change their own attitudes and face the reactions of their contemporaries.

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