The Social Sense® Program combines the viewpoints and experiences of an occupational therapy and speech pathology team. During the last decade the team has created and implemented lesson plans that utilize sensory based activities for teaching complex social skills.
This step-by-step program can be used when working with social groups or performing therapy sessions in both the school and clinical setting. This practical book addresses social communication and pragmatic language goals as well as adaptations for sessions with students from kindergarten through high school.
Can be utilized by professionals from all backgrounds
Lessons are designed to easily fit within a school calendar
Capitalizes on current brain research as the foundation for the activities
Targets experiential learning
Utilizes knowledge of sensory processing to take advantage of the primitive brain
Teaches visualization strategies to prepare for future social interactions
Increases executive functioning capabilities
About the Authors:
Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist who has worked with children for more than 20 years. Tara regularly conducts seminars nationally and internationally on sensory integration, child development, Autism and behavioral issues. Tara is the author of the best-selling The Sensory Processing Answer Book (Sourcebooks) and 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders (McGraw-Hill).
Mary C. Hamrick, MA, CCC-SLP, is a nationally recognized speaker in the area of Speech and Language Development and Disorders, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Social Intelligence — specifically how sensory processing impacts social development.