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The Everything Parent's Guide To Sensory Integration Disorder: Get the Right Diagnosis, Understand Treatments, And Advocate for Your Child Paperback – August 9, 2006
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She had to be swaddled tightly, or she would scream for hours. She could not sleep, unless she was in a swing. As she grew, she could/would not eat anything that was not soft in texture. She screamed like she was in pain when I brushed her teeth. Screamed and frantically cried in the bathtub. Cried when we sang. She acted like rain was burning her skin and would cry and try to pull her arms and head in her shirt. She never walked anywhere barefoot. Would not swim in a pool, run through the sprinklers, or fingerpaint. She wouldn't get "messy" without being frantic about washing the dirt off. There were certain outfits or shoes she would refuse to wear...
If this sounds like your child, this book will help. I thought my child was a "bad baby", and could not figure her out... Until I read this book. I even found that my father and I have MANY sensory integration issues. This book helped me relate to my child better, and find ways to "desensitize" her to her surroundings. With the help of this book (she did not qualify for Occupational Therapy), my husband and I figured out ways to get her to live without being defensive to everything.
A year later, she is taking showers, swimming in creeks, running through sprinklers, asks me to help her brush her teeth, plays in the mud, etc. She seems nothing like the child we knew back then. This book will help you calm your child's senses, and make him/her more comfortable in their world.
What I appreciated was how easy the book was to read. It broke down a tough to understand concept and made it simple to relate to. The definitions were clear and practical.
The disorder is characterized by the brain inaccurately processing information from the senses. The person afflicted then makes an inaccurate judgment regarding touch, sight, movement, taste, and sound.
The book helps readers understand how important the vestibular and proprioceptive sense are, explains hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity, along with the importance of motor planning and hypotonia (low muscle tone.)
This book also helped me understand how my son got SID. The chapter on lookalike problems such as ADD, ADHD, OCD and behavioral issues was the most informative, and will assist me to better articulate to my child's teachers what to look for and how to approach my son.
I highly recommend this book to parents and teachers who interact with children that have SID. It is a gold mine of information written in such a way that it is easy to understand.
Will explain as well what does your child feels toward with his/her environment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is VERY informative! I did a lot of highlighting in this book & can't wait to try some of the suggestions with my special needs nephew! I highly recommend this!Published 5 months ago by Linda D. Gentile
Only started reading it however so far so good. Recommended by my son's OT so hoping to get some in sites!Published on May 1, 2014 by Stevi-lee HancockStevi-lee Hancock
Lots of good practical insights into the behavior of kids with this challenge. Very easy to read. So glad I read it!Published on December 24, 2013 by Jaime Lirette
good info for somone looking to find out more info on sensory integration disorder. This book breaks down the symtoms and gives ideas.Published on December 7, 2012 by sam
It is definitely a good book. not quite what i hoped it would be: more/different treatment ideas but more definitions or descriptions of spd...Published on November 30, 2012 by coolbean