The JointSmart Child: Living and Thriving With Hypermobility Volume Two: The School Years ebook is filled with information to make life at home and at school easier and safer when hypermobility in children is present. Written by pediatric occupational therapist, CathyAnn Collyer, OTR, this book is equally at home on a parent’s or a pediatric therapist’s shelf.
Filled with clear explanations for the daily struggles that hypermobile children encounter, it answers the need for a practical reference guide for daily living. It is an excellent resource for school based therapists, outpatient therapists, parents. The handouts make an excellent resource for telehealth sessions too!
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Summary of The JointSmart Child: Living and Thriving With Hypermobility Volume Two: The School Years
This comprehensive resource includes:
- Section I reviews the basics: understanding the many ways that hypermobility can affect motor, sensory and social/emotional development. General principles for positioning and safety are presented in easy-to-follow language.
- Section II addresses daily living skills such as dressing, bathing and mealtime. School-age kids may not be fully independent in these areas, and they need targeted strategies to improve their skills while boosting their confidence.
- Section III looks at school and recreational activities. It covers handwriting and keyboarding, playing sports and playing musical instruments with less fatigue, less pain, and more control. When parents and therapists know how to select the best equipment and use optimal ergonomics and safety guidelines, kids with hypermobility really can thrive!
- Section IV reviews the communication skills in Volume One, and then expands them to address the more complex relationships within and outside the family. Older children can have more complex medical needs such as pain management, and knowing how to communicate with medical professionals empowers parents.
- The extensive appendix provides informational forms for parents to use with babysitters and teachers, and checklists for chairs and sports equipment such as bikes. There is a checklist parents can use during IEP meetings to ensure that their child’s goals include issues such as optimal positioning, access, and endurance in school. Therapists can use the same materials as part of their home program or in professional presentations to parent groups. There are even simple recipes to use cooking as a fun activity that develops sensory and motor skills!
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