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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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" A must read for all parents who have children with sensory integration issues."
-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 Biel, M.A., OTR/L is a occupational therapist based in Manhattan, where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental challenges.
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.
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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!
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