Barbara Sher, MA, OTR


Barbara Sher, MA, OTR has over 40 years’ experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. She is the author of ten books on games that have been published in eleven languages, including Danish, Estonian, Chinese, Russian and Italian. Her books feature games to elevate attention span, self-esteem, academics, motor skills and social awareness and always to promote delightful learning moments for all kids. A recent book is Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders

She has also given workshops on making inclusive games and learning toys out of easy-to-find materials in many countries, including Cambodia, New Zealand, England, Vietnam, Norway, Nicaragua, Hong Kong, Honduras, and the islands of Micronesia.

Information on her books and more can be found at her website,, and the books are available at online bookstores.

Her CD “28 Instant Songgames” won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP award, and Dr. Tony’s Best Vacation Children’s Products. She is a regular contributor to Parenting for Special Needs and Sensory Focus magazines.

Barbara currently works on the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, her website, and on Amazon!

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