Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised Edition

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Penguin, Aug 25, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 464 pages
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For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever.


*How the senses actually work and integrate with each other
*How and where to get the very best professional help
*"Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
*Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings
*Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems
*The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues
* Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart"
*How to empower your child and teen in the world
*Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites

In all, the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges is now more detailed and useful than ever. Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues.


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User Review  - reneeandtrystensmommy - Overstock.com

For Parents recently told that their child may have some level of Sensory Processing Disorder and had no clue what it was or what to do with the diagnosis this book is great. Clarifys a lot of ... Read full review

Great info on SPD

User Review  - summermom - Target

This book has great insights and ideas on how to deal with a child with SPD. It has even given us ideas that out OT did not bring up. Read full review


Foreword by Temple Grandin
Why IsMy Child SoUnusual?
Grooming Dressing and Toileting
Special TimesAt Homeand Away
Dealing with Developmental Delays
Helping Your Child Learn and Get Organized
Nutrition Sleep and Stress
Complementary Therapies and Approaches
Handling DisciplineTransitions andBehavioral Issues

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About the author (2009)

Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, is an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics.

Nancy Peske is the coauthor of the Cinematherapy series. She lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin with her husband and son, who was diagnosed with SI dysfunction when he was two.

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