Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences
ISBN13 : 9780593419410
Author(s) : By Carol Stock Kranowitz
Publisher : Penguin Random House, 2022
SKU : 1213BK
The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Difference (SPD)–and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents–now revised and updated.
Does your child exhibit…
Over-responsivity–or under-responsivity–to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a “sensory avoider,” withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games–or he may be a “sensory disregarder,” needing a jump start to get moving.
Over-responsivity–or under-responsivity–to sounds, sights taste, or smell? They may cover their ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.
Cravings for sensation? The “sensory craver” never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement.
Poor sensory discrimination? They may not sense the difference between objects or experiences–unaware of what they are holding unless they look, and unable to sense when they are falling or how to catch herself.
Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go–wearing out everyone around they–or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world.
Problems with posture or motor coordination? They may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone.
These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Difference–a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals–and a drug-free treatment approach for children.
This revised edition includes expanded information about SPD “look-alikes,” including Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and autism; about diagnosis and treatments; and about other topics.