Customer Review: Suzie -
This book written by Maureen Flanagan gives advise that is easily incorporated into the classroom and home. It helped me have a better understanding of why children with autism have difficulty eating a variety of foods and initiating communication with others. This a great resource book to give to parents whose child has received a diagnosis of autism.
Customer Review: Alena M -
Very easy read with practical step-by-step ideas that are missed in other books I have ordered. There are so many pages I highlighted with great instruction and I will review this book many times over. My son will be four this year (non-verbal) and he will only eat baby food, certain crackers and french fries and has a hard time feeding himself. Found this book to be very helpful for him.
Customer Review: Margaret -
My ASD son will be turning 4 soon and his oral motor issues have been one of the greatest challenges we face. I bought this book because I needed more to go on than my instincts. I needed clear understanding of the problems, real explanations about those complex issues, and a precise course of action I can take. This slim book provides ALL that. I am reading it over and over again, and I will continue to do so until I feel comfortable in the knowledge I have gained to then design a program at home that will work best for my child, in which it is appropriate to his age, and in an order and sequence that he is able to follow with the least resistance. I am also keeping in mind that I gotta make it F-U-N. There are terrific suggestions and ideas a-plenty in this book. It was money well spent. I highly recommend it.
Customer Review: Amazon Customer -
I have a 3-1/2 year old daughter who has a diagnosis of PDD-NOS and who has just started seeing an oral motor speech therapist. She has very limited speech and has great difficulty trying to get her words out. She also has a great number of sensory issues and difficuly eating certain foods and textures. This book has really educated me and prepared me for my sessions with the oral motor therapist. And since we only meet with the therapist once a week, this book has really given me some great ideas and questions to ask and suggestions on how to carry out our treatments at home. This is really a very informative and useful book.
Customer Review: Bonnie Sayers -
I cannot emphasize enough the hope this book has given me for my 12 year old son. This book explains what an oral-motor program is with case summaries of boys with autism who have school programs. The items to use and how to do it are all detailed within the pages of this book.
It is described in detail what the various techniques will achieve for the child with feeding issues and lack of imitation or initiating speech sounds. This should be done both in the home and school and can be practiced with teacher, therapist or aide at school and be a program for all students. This can easily be adapted into the school schedule and photos can help the nonverbal child know what is expected.
I highly recommend this book and wish it was around 9 or 10 years ago when my child was younger. I liked that the photos and case summaries are of boys in the age range of my son who is 12. There is help for the child that stuffs food in their mouth, and cannot tolerate new foods. This is a quick read of only 121 pages. You will need a highlighter with this book.