- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Future Horizons (October 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781935567417
- ISBN-13: 978-1935567417
- ASIN: 1935567411
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,436,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sensory Parenting - The Elementary Years: School Years Are Easier when Your Child's Senses Are Happy! Paperback – October 5, 2012
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Like its predecessor, the book focuses on finding ways around your child's sensitivities and it's designed for parents of children with a range of complications, including but not limited to, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the Autism spectrum in general and Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
Like the first book, this is a collaboration between a mother (Jackie) and a paediatric occupational therapist (Britt). Somehow, this time around, their voices are far more harmonious and the switching between Britt and Jackie's point of view is far less jarring. Both authors have a lot of good material and the book is a breeze to read.
The introductory chapters cover the senses, going well beyond the five established ones; sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing to include vestibular (balance), proprioception (body awareness) and interoception (internals). The book also lists developmental milestones and discusses ways that you can extend your child's social repertoire.
The book also includes insightful and relevant paragraphs from other experts in the field including interviews with various specialist OTs to discuss the range and use of their therapies. There are also "OT tips" and "mom tips" scattered throughout the book.
The middle section of the book delves into specific sensory situations at home, at school, on holidays and in the world at large, with a chapter on each major area. Everything is very well labelled and helpful headers simply leap out at you.
The last few chapters cover sensory games, activities and therapies that you can use to desensitize and habituate your child. The book closes with useful appendices which contain relevant material from the first book on the use of pets as support animals and on dealing with food sensitivity in your child.
All in all this is an excellent book which I'd recommend to anyone with sensory children in elementary school. Of course, if you're an OT, then a copy is pretty much mandatory reading.