Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues

ISBN13 : 9780143115342

Author(s) : Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske

Publisher : Future Horizons

SKU : 5178BK

Available for backorder

For children with sensory integration issues—those who have difficulty processing everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors, such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights—this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource.

Sensory processing disorder (SPD), which was long thought to affect only autistic children or was mistaken for ADHD, is finally being recognised as a distinct condition. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with SPD, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is as warm and accessible as it is authoritative and detailed and is an indispensable guide for parents, therapists, and teachers who will turn to it again and again.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child covers:

  •     How the senses actually work and integrate with each other
  •     How and where to get the very best professional help
  •     "Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
  •     Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings
  •     Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems
  •     The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues
  •     Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart"  
  •     How to empower your child and teen in the world  
  •     Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites

Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske