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Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised Edition Paperback – August 25, 2009
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-Larry B. Silver, M.D., author of The Misunderstood Child
"At last, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for."
-Dr. Temple Grandin
About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
The authors start with understaning your child (and I find this helps understand yourself and family too!). They explain the seven senses in detail and how and why their functioning is important and how their senses alter their behavior.
The next section is about working with Occupational Therapists and how YOU can help your child at home, in school and in the community. They go through EVERYTHING; from eating (at home and in restaurants - including special feeding issues!), potty training, the dreaded birthday parties and family get togethers, and much more...
How to decorate and make your house more sensory friendly is explored as well as how to advocate for your child in their school. It's seriously a one stop shop book. There is too much info for me to list - it's all in there.
The writers are clear and discriptive, making a sometimes difficult subject matter easy to understand and apply to your every day life.
A MUST READ section is "Quick Tips for Calming an Overwhelmed Child." Thank you, thank you, thank you for this priceless advise. This book is fabulous!
My suggestion is to read the beginning of the book to understand sensory issues and how they're related to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays. Then check out the chapters on the subjects that most concern you. Dip into the tips/solutions section when your child is really having trouble with clothing issues or you're concerned about how he'll handle an upcoming event. Read the Advocating for Your Child At School chapter before starting the new school year and delve into the section on working with an OT to maximize your ability to work with her to help your child.
All in all, if you buy only one book on sensory processing disorder, buy this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was recommended by my grandson's Occupational Therapist. The book Is full of very useful Information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebecca R. West
Excellent book for identifying sensory issues and then implementation strategies. A bit tedious in the repetitive recommendations but I understand the book is covering a broad... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jhamje
Provides a clear, straight-forward explanation that is easily understood by parents and teachers.Published 6 months ago by r2b3c
I am a preschool and kindergarten school principle. I really am very happy I bought this book. Usefull information compares to all other similar books I hv read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by minie
You will not be disappointed with this book. In fact, if you have a child with sensory processing difficulties, this is the book to get! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michelle