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Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Sensory-Sensitive Child Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (December 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572244631
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572244634
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Auer and Blumberg have lent their insight, passion, and compassion to this workbook. In so doing they have also provided a guidebook-and a preamble of advocacy for children and their families.
—Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Ph.D., Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

It has been said that a family of five is akin to five people lying side-by-side on a waterbed: whenever one person moves, everyone feels the ripple. A child with sensory processing disorder can have a devastating impact upon the day-to-day functioning of a family. There are several books available that provide data and information on the nature of this puzzling disorder, but Auer and Blumberg have written a valuable book that finally provides parents with specific strategies and practical solutions to the daily challenges faced by these special children and their families. While other books define the problem, Auer and Blumberg offer techniques to minimize the effect of the disorder on the child's daily life. I strongly recommend this book to any adult who is parenting a child with a sensory processing problem-and to the professionals who are assisting moms and dads on this challenging journey.
—-Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., author of It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend and executive producer of How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop

Finally a book that treats SPD in the full context that it deserves: not as a co-condition or as another obstacle but as a full fledged challenge to the complete inclusion of individuals with unique learning styles. The collaborative integration of the senses accounts for your picking up this book, examining it and deciding on whether to make it part of your library. Auer and Bloomberg walk you through how that process is both derailed and rekindled.
—Rick Rader, MD, editor-in-chief of Exceptional Parent magazine and director of the Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center

Read this with a highlighter in hand, because you will want to refer many times to the wise and wonderful ideas in this splendid how-to book. The authors are not only sensitive and resourceful parents of kids with SPD, but also articulate, honest, and sensible writers.
—Carol S. Kranowitz, MA, author of The Out-of-Sync Child

In raising children with or without special needs, nothing is more important than the family unit. This book will enable you to enhance your child's sensory development. Additionally, it will help you ensure that your child and all family members not only survive, but, indeed, thrive! When your whole family thrives, you can best ensure your child's optimum development over the short and long range of life.
—Ann Turnbull, Ed.D., cofounder and codirector of the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas

From the Publisher

The author, a professional working with children with special needs and father of a child with sensory processing disorder, offers the first book to help parents integrate care for a child with sensory processing disorder with the needs of the family as a whole.

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The book was easy to read and felt personable.
R. Denman
I have several books on SPD and while this won't replace any of them as my favorite I think it complemets the others well for a good collection.
Westerngal
This book is wonderful for a family with a child with SPD.
K. H. Walker

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By RRA on January 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was just what I needed! I'm always trying to find other parents who have experience with sensory kids and this book had lots of stories, practical hints, and thoughtful reflections from parents in many different situations. I came away with lists of resources to go to, but more importantly, I came away appreciating our family and was motivated to laugh with my kids and husband more. I'm so grateful the author took the time to put all the information together to address this issue -- especially since he's a busy parent too!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Allison Martin on February 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
Due to their sometimes unusual reactions and needs, parents of children with sensory processing disorder may need additional levels of patience, compassion and understanding. With this book, parents are given valuable tools to strengthen their relationships and to help their special children reach their potential. Through their own personal stories and the examples of other parent-advocates, the authors illustrate the tensions of living with children who have different aspects of Sensory Processing Disorders. They authors impart a concrete message of hope and encouragement with their advice on problem solving, coping strategies and relationship building. A useful book for professionals serving families, as well as parents who wish insight into their family dynamics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By amcbash on January 4, 2007
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Great author who offers many perspectives on raising a child w/ special needs. I will read this one over and over, and will make sure my husband and parents read it, too. Every aspect of life is considered; it informs you, challenges you, and inspires! A must read for anyone who has a child with SPD or any similar "diagnosis".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By LS in PDX on December 19, 2007
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I expected this book to focus more on parenting. Instead, it primarily talks about sensory processing disorder. There are a lot of books that do that. It does have good info about SPD, but not nearly enough about parenting for me. Sensational Kids (by Miller) actually has more helpful tips.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Stimpson on January 11, 2007
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This book, on a burgeoning subject, is packed with stories, tips, and resources, and covers all aspects of life and parenthood (including chapters on the too-often ignored subjects of sibs and marriage). A fine read straight through, or, as the authors recommend, taken in short bites as the reader skips from subject to subject. Probably everybody knows some parent, sib, or other relative who would find this book a godsend!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J Mom on January 23, 2007
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I was disapointed with this book. It was more about family dynamics, especially how to have a good marriage than SPD. It was more about the author's austistic brother than dealing with SPD. Maybe because I have already read alot about SPD, but I thought this book was not worth buying and with the exception of the vinette about "Holland Schmolland" which is both funny (for those of us who have been there) and sad, not really worth reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MOTB on June 2, 2009
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This book really helped me understand and identify what my son is going through. I appreciated the stories from the authors' lives - it made it easy to understand and I felt connected to them as struggling parents. The resources listed in the back are a huge help too. Thank you!
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