A Buffet of Sensory Interventions
Solutions for Middle and High School Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
This book offers a smorgasbord of sensory-based interventions for use by educators, occupational therapists and parents. This practical and well-researched tool is unique because it focuses on middle and high school students, whose sensory needs are often overlooked. In suggesting interventions for this age group, the author emphasizes the importance of fostering independence, self-advocacy and self-regulation as a way to for teens with autism spectrum disorder to take ownership of their sensory needs as they transition into adulthood. Using simple terminology and illustrations, the book also explains sensory basics, describes the sensory systems, discusses sensory challenges experienced by those with ASD and helps develop daily educational interventions through assessment of sensory needs. Parents and educational team members working with teens with ASD will benefit from adding this resource to their library.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Susan L. Culp, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics with over 14 years of experience in both school-based and home health settings. She has a B.S. in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, as well as a B.S. in occupational therapy and an M.S. in special education (autism spectrum disorder) from the University of Kansas. Susan works with children of all capabilities and ages from preschool to 21 years old in a school-based setting. She is especially interested in helping children with sensory challenges, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental delays reach their full potential.