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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
Lindsey specializes in remediating fine and gross motor delays, visual perceptual skill development, enhancing daily living skills, and improving sensory processing issues. She also helps families and schools to make simple modifications at home and school to enhance a child’s ability to play, learn, and thrive.
Lindsey is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, published by W.W. Norton Mental Health. She writes articles for both professional and parenting publications and is the co-creator of the Sensory Processing Master Class DVD program along with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. She is a popular speaker, teaching workshops to parents, therapists, doctors, and others on practical solutions for developmental challenges and sensory strategies at home, school, and in the community.
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.
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 contains a lot of important information for anyone that wants to learn about Sensory Processing Disorder and activities to help. Thanks Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske ! Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book came highly recommended, and I was finding it useful and interesting until I got to the part where the author claimed that there were links between thimerosal and autism. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. It's direct and to the point information has helped me out so much.Published 3 months ago by Betty
I bought this because my 6 yr old granddaughter has sensory processing disorder. I was looking for a resource that would give strategies we could use to help her cope with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I typically don't write reviews for Amazon purchases but I highly recommend this book for any parents/caregivers of children with sensory processing issues. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Martin Golobic
This book gives deep explaination and information I need about what I can do best for my Son. There is not much information I can get from where I live since It's just a small... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer