One in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As an occupational therapist, I’ve seen firsthand how ASD makes life-changing impacts on a child’s ability to succeed in life and school, builds barriers for teachers trying to provide instruction, and creates hardship for families.

To help these students and their families, I created the Margow Model, which teaches practitioners, educators, and parents how to manage the difficulties experienced by the ASD-affected child using integrated, everyday strategies during the school day and home life.

The model also supports a combination of sensory integration, cognitive, and motor control theories...

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About the Author:

Dr. Shelley Margow is the owner and clinical director of Children’s Therapy Works, a pediatric private practice in Roswell, Georgia. She is the author of the book Is This My Child? Sensory Integration Simplified, and serves as a consultant to RoboKind. Dr. Margow also recently completed Sargent College’s doctoral program for occupational therapy.