Fundamental Movement Skill Acquisition for Children and Adults with Autism: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing Individuals on the Spectrum (Paperback)

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By Susan Crawford, David Sugden (Foreword by)
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Description


This innovative manual sets out advice on fundamental movement skill acquisition (FMS) and its benefits for improving physical, verbal and social skills for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Improving FMS can help prevent long term health issues, and increase opportunities for social engagement and independence.

The book explores the basic skills of movement (running, catching, throwing, and balance) and how to observe, teach and assess FMS in children and adults with ASD. There are sections on how to develop and implement a programme for individuals to guide their personal development, and information on planning and tools for assessment are included. A much needed guide on how to combat impairment of FMS, the book also highlights the numerous benefits of such an approach in relation to behaviour, lifestyle, health and education.

About the Author


Susan Crawford is a Lecturer at University College Cork, Ireland and Fulbright Scholar at the University of San Francisco. She has contributed to books and presented internationally on FMS and Autism.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781785923722
ISBN-10: 1785923722
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: July 19th, 2018
Pages: 152
Language: English