Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101429364
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Family & Relationships

The most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues. For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process 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, also known as sensory integration dysfunction, affects affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever. Learn: *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 ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD*** From the Trade Paperback edition.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014303488X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Family & Relationships

Two experts tackle one of the most formidable and pervasive developmental issues facing children today: Sensory Integration (SI) Dysfunction. Illustrations throughout.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 0143115340
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Family & Relationships

Two experts tackle one of the most formidable and pervasive developmental issues facing children today: Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Illustrations throughout.

Sensory Processing Challenges Effective Clinical Work with Kids Teens

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393709087
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Psychology

Equipping clinicians with “sensory smarts” to treat their child clients. Many children and teens suffer from sensory challenges, meaning that they have unusual reactions to certain sensory experiences that most of us find commonplace. These challenges can range from moderate to severe—from an aversion to bright lights or the feel of anything remotely abrasive, to stopping short in panic every time a loud noise or siren is heard, or having an oral tactile sensitivity that prevents normal feeling in the mouth and hinders feeding. Accompanying these sensory issues—the full-blown version of which is called “sensory processing disorder” (SPD)—can be a range of behavioral problems like OCD and anxiety, and more severely, Asperger’s and autism. This book equips clinicians with all the information they need to know to accurately identify sensory sensitivities in their child clients: how to pay attention to sensory issues and recognize when a client is struggling; how these issues factor into the behavioral problems at hand; and how best to partner with the right professionals to help kids at home and in school.

The Out of Sync Child

Author: Carol Kranowitz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101042613
Release Date: 2006-04-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (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? She may cover her 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? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world. Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone. These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--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 new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Your Child s Sensory Signals

Author: Angie Voss
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1466263539
Release Date: 2011-09-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

A practical, daily application handbook for parents, teachers, and caregivers to help understand sensory signals versus behavior and how you can help! This user friendly "go to" handbook is geared for daily use and as a quick sensory reference guide. Enjoy the simple, organized format to give you the essential and useful information for over 110 sensory signals. The handbook provides simple every day sensory strategies and techniques to help ALL children; including SPD, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, APD, and developmental disabilities. This handbook provides guidance and understanding as to why children do what they do in regards to unique sensory processing differences and needs.

Sensational Kids

Author: Lucy J. Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399167829
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Family & Relationships

A leading SPD researcher profiles the disorder and its four major subtypes, sharing information for parents about its treatment options while discussing such topics as occupational therapy, parental involvement, and advocacy strategies.

Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney
Publisher:
ISBN: 1618210858
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships

Proven, week-by-week strategies to improve the performance of children with special sensory needs Whether it's having to remove tags from clothing or using special dimmed lighting when they study, kids with sensory disorders or special sensory needs often need adaptations in their everyday lives to find success in school and beyond. Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs and increase their performance on tasks like homework, field trips, transitions between activities, bedtime, holidays, and interactions with friends. Written by a parent of two children with very different sensory needs, the book shows parents how to characterize their child's sensory issues into one of several profiles that they can use to find the best adaptations and changes to their everyday routines.

Mixed Signals

Author: Mary Lashno
Publisher:
ISBN: 1890627593
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Family & Relationships

Explains sensory processing and how sensory dysfunction affects a child. Discusses treatments, diet and the school environment.

Helping Hyperactive Kids a Sensory Integration Approach

Author: Lynn Horowitz
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934814
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Draws on sensory integration therapy practices to counsel parents and caregivers on a program that bases treatment on play, explaining how to help hyperactive children absorb, process, and respond to information in appropriate ways. Original.

The Sensory Child Gets Organized

Author: Carolyn Dalgliesh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451664294
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

The only book that teaches the parents of “sensory” kids how to organize and empower their children for greater success at home, at school, and in life. Silver Winner, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)—Parenting Resources Gold Honoree, Mom’s Choice Awards—Parenting–Special and Exceptional Needs Every year, tens of thousands of young children are diagnosed with disorders that make it difficult for them to absorb the external world. Parents of sensory kids—like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD—often feel frustrated and overwhelmed, creating stress in everyday life for the whole family. Now, with The Sensory Child Gets Organized, there’s help and hope. As a professional organizer and parent of a sensory child, Carolyn Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children. She provides simple, effective solutions that help these kids thrive at home and in their day-to-day activities, and in this book you’ll learn how to: -Understand what makes your sensory child tick -Create harmonious spaces through sensory organizing -Use structure and routines to connect with your child -Prepare your child for social and school experiences -Make travel a successful and fun-filled journey With The Sensory Child Gets Organized, parents get an easy-to-follow road map to success that makes life easier—and more fun—for your entire family.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book

Author: Tara Delaney
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 1402211236
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Family & Relationships

Answers questions regarding sensory processing disorder such as recognizing the symptoms, finding the appropriate therapy or treatment, and living with the disorder.

Sensory Processing Disorder

Author: Barbara Sher
Publisher: Althea Press
ISBN: 1623157005
Release Date: 2015-10-31
Genre:

Award-winning author and occupational therapist Barbara Sher has over 45 years experience helping children with sensory processing disorder, autism and Asperger's learn and thrive. In this new solutions-based guide, she's collected 100 sensory-rich games that make working with your child a joy. Whimsy and wisdom pour forth from this wonderful book. The fun and functional sensory-motor ideas are easily adaptable to suit all environments, all abilities, all kids and all their grown-ups. --Carol Stock Kranowitz, Author of The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun If you're looking for new strategies to manage your child's sensory processing disorder, this book is a perfect companion to classics such as The Out-of-Sync Child and Raising a Sensory Smart Child. Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder advocates play as the most effective approach for children with sensory processing disorder, and illustrates the many ways that play can lead to significant breakthroughs, including: 100 fun and simple games for parents to play with their kids An easy-to-grasp overview of sensory processing disorder Inventive ideas for engaging kids, using materials easily found around the house Inclusive games geared toward varying degrees of development, with modifications for older children

The Out of Sync Child Has Fun Revised Edition

Author: Carol Kranowitz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101221135
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The first accessible guide to examine Sensory Processing Disorder, The Out-of-Sync Child touched the hearts and lives of thousands of families. Carol Stock Kranowitz continues her significant work with this companion volume, which presents more than one hundred playful activities specially designed for kids with SPD. Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations. This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Author: Ellen Yack
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781932565454
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Psychology

A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.