UPDATED IN 2021! If you work or parent children with joint hypermobility you know it is a symptom that affects almost every aspect of a family’s life. Unlike autism or cerebral palsy, online resources for children with hypermobility are limited. This ebook, The JointSmart Child: Living and Thriving With Hypermobility. Volume One: The Early Years, written by a pediatric occupational therapist, CathyAnn Collyer, OTR, provides solid practical information using everyday language. Being empowered starts with knowledge and confidence.
★ADDED IN 2021★: It includes added appendices with more handouts and a form on how to share information effectively. BONUS: new pre-writing activities to provide additional ideas for sessions and ideas to share with teachers in the classroom.
The 132 page PDF digital document will be delivered electronically immediately following payment. Click on the pictures to view the Table of Contents.
What makes The JointSmart Child: Living and Thriving With Joint Hypermobility. Volume One: The Early Years unique?
This manual explains how and why joint instability creates challenges in the simplest tasks of everyday life. The sensory and behavioral consequences of joint hypermobility aren’t ignored; they are fully examined, and strategies to manage them are discussed in detail.
Busy parents can quickly spot the chapter that answers their questions by reading the short summaries at the beginning and end of each chapter.
This book emphasizes practical solutions over theories and medical jargon.
Parents learn how to create greater safety at home and in the community.
The appendices include forms that parents and therapists can use to improve communication with babysitters, family, teachers and doctors.
Who should read this book?
- Parents of hypermobile children ages 0-6, or children functioning in this developmental range.
- Therapists looking for new ideas for treatment or home programs.
- New therapists, or therapists who are entering pediatrics from another area of practice.
- Special educators, and educators that have children with joint hypermobility in their classroom.
More resources with children with joint hypermobility
The Practical Guide to Toilet Training Your Child With Low Muscle Tone (digital document) written by CathyAnn Collyer, OTR, LMT, provides a complete explanation of the motor, sensory, and social/emotional effects that low muscle tone has on toilet training.
Get CathyAnn Collyer, OTR, pediatric occupational therapist’s, books on hypermobility and low tone children bundled together for a discounted price here.