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I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition) (Growing with Love) Paperback – May 8, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1615991587 ISBN-10: 1615991581 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 03 - 07
  • Series: Growing with Love
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press; 2 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615991581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615991587
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,321,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CHYNNA LAIRD - is a freelance writer and award-winning author. Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder and other special needs. She's authored a children's book, two memoirs, a Young Adult novella, a YA paranormal/suspense novel, a YA contemporary novel and an adult Suspense/Thriller.
Website: www.chynnalairdauthor.ca

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I highly recommend this book to any parent of a child suffering from SPD.
Shauna Smith
I think it can provide a lot of comfort to children with SPD - to help them to see that they AREN'T weird.
Emily
If I had this book at the time, I am sure I could have understood him better and helped him.
NighLon

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne S. Walker on January 17, 2014
Format: Paperback
Do you have any idea what Sensory Processing Disorder is and how it affects people who have it? Alexandra is a young girl who has a problem. Noises, even whispers, hurt her ears. Smells bother her nose, and her food doesn’t taste good. Lights in stores bother her eyes. Things feel bad on her skin. As a result she often screams to block out these frightening things. Sometimes she also spins around or squeezes into tight places. Some people think that she’s weird. What is causing Alexandra’s problems, and what can she and her parents do about them?

An Occupational Therapist tells Mama and Daddy that Alexandra has Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD for short. Her brain doesn’t process things the same way that everyone else’s brain does. When she smells something or someone touches her, her brain gets the message but doesn’t understand how to read it. Her brain jumbles up the messages that it receives and gets confused. So she gets scared and screams. They also learn techniques that will help Alexandra to cope with her disorder. When I was on the board of the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo, one of the frequent requests we received was to choose special needs speakers who would help homeschooling parents deal with sensory processing issues in their children.

I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD was inspired by author Chynna Laird’s daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) every day. The book, for which Kindle and ePub editions are also available, was written to show those with SPD that there are other children who feel things the way they do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emily on November 8, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I was a bit surprised at how much text is on each page. Reading it cover to cover to a child will require a long attention span. However, it's a book that I found informative as an adult but that has language and illustrations that make it suitable for a child. I would love to see this book in classrooms, daycares, and libraries for all children to have access to. I think it can provide a lot of comfort to children with SPD - to help them to see that they AREN'T weird. For children without it, it can help them understand their peers with SPD and just make them more empathetic overall. A great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Busymommylist on August 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I personally have never heard of Sensory Processing Disorder before I read this book. I have heard of many illnesses and disorders that affect children and their families in so many ways, and it is always just so sad. Especially when the baby or child, can't really communicate about their feelings with their parents. I often wonder how horrible that would feel, and wish nothing but the best for these families.
One thing I found out is that SPD is a little similar to what I have, which is RSD, and in some ways, we have some of the same issues with touch. (RSD affects your nervous system and is also known as chronic regional pain syndrome) So, I felt very sad for this little girl because I do know how it feels to have pain and how it feels when hugs and touch actually hurt.
I wish more books like this would be written for all the different things that our children have to deal with, maybe if they were kept in classrooms and libraries, and more people were aware of these disorders, the ignorance and making fun, and misunderstandings would stop. This goes for adults just as much as children.
This book was written very well, and the pictures are adorable. This cute little girl and all of her struggles and story have touched our hearts and i am sure will touch many more.
This would be an excellent book for any child, of any age, who also suffers from SPD, as well as any family who has a child or friend or relative who has this. Education is the key with things like this and the more people who become aware, the better we become as people and as a society.
There are many children who could use this book as a way to help them explain how they feel, how things hurt, and how things look to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shauna Smith on August 3, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Book: I'm Not Weird, I have SPD

Author: Chynna Laird

Juvenile Fiction: Social Issues - Special Needs

I found this book to be very informative in a very easy to read format, geared toward a child. This book explains the details about SPD and how it can affect your child's life and their social abilities. I'm Not Weird I have SPD was inspired by the author's child Jaimie and her struggle with Sensory Processing Disorder.

The book is great to read to your child, if they are suffering from SPD, it can help them learn how to put words to their feelings. One of the problems with SPD is that the kids do not know how to express how they are feeling, how it feels for someone to touch them or a certain material to touch their skin. They do not feel, hear or smell things the way others do and they need help to understand how to explain how scary things can be for them.

In the back of this book you will find some `sensational activities' to help other children understand, along with lots of other helpful information for parents of children with SPD.

I highly recommend this book to any parent of a child suffering from SPD. I also recommend Loving healing [dot]com for many books on healing and different disorders.

Thanks Shauna
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