When young children are diagnosed with conditions such as autism, Down Syndrome or other forms of developmental delay, parents and carers often find themselves at a loss in how to cope and deal with the situations they may face when bringing up such a child. In Stepping Out, Newman provides reference information, practical advice and a host of ideas and suggestions to best encourage the child's development.
This book covers different stages in a child's normal development from age 3 to 11 and factors that influence progress. These aspects include cognition, physical ability, sensory perception, and language, social and emotional development. Tackling the theoretical basis of each factor, Newman then suggests games and activities to use in relation to each issue and offers comprehensive advice on the best strategies and methods to employ whilst playing these games.
By Sarah Newman