Therapeutic Play Activities for Children digital download includes 100 play activity pages and 12 tip sheets. The play activities encourage the development of fine motor skills, bimanual skills, rolling, crawling, tall kneeling, standing balance and cruising with a strong focus on children with cerebral palsy.
Written by: Margaret Rice PT and Tara Thompson
119 pages PDF document
Delivered electronically. You will receive a link following payment to immediately download the book.
Do you work with young children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities or delays? Are you in search of new, creative ideas for your therapy sessions? Do you need home exercise program sheets to encourage carry over of therapeutic activities? Do you need simple ideas that use materials that you have around your house, therapy room or classroom already? Do you work with children who receive constraint or bimanual therapy? Therapeutic Play Activities for Children includes 100 play activity sheets with a photo of the activity, purpose of each activity and materials list. The 12 tip sheets include topics such as modifications, peer interaction, guided play, prompts and several specifically for children with cerebral palsy.
The book is co-authored by Tara Thompson, mother of Willow, a young girl with cerebral palsy (pictured throughout the book) and Margaret Rice, Physical Therapist.
The activity pages and tip sheets can be printed and reproduced for the families and teachers of the children on your caseload or in your classroom.
This book is meant to provide helpful information, tips and activity ideas. It is not meant to be a replacement for a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist or other health care providers. Consult with the child’s physician, occupational therapist or physical therapist for specific recommendations regarding dosing, frequency, appropriate activities for CIMT, HABIT or any therapeutic treatment for neuro-typical and children with disabilities. There are photographs in the book that include pictures of constraint therapy, postural body suits and hand splints. Do not attempt to replicate constraint therapy, body suits or hand splints based on these photographs.