For kids living with Sensory Integration Disorder, the world can be a scary place, full of potentially stressful experiences. Kids with Sensory Integration Disorder can howl in discomfort over the feel of a shirt tag or a sock seam on bare skin. They may find the sound of a whisper to be as loud and frightening as a siren, and may perceive the caring touch of a parent or jostling in the school lunch line as equivalent to an assault. The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder:
- Provides an in-depth definition of Sensory Integration Disorder and explains its effects
- Highlights occupational therapy treatments and explains techniques you can use outside of the therapist's office to calm your child
- Includes helpful advice for parents teaching their children how to deal with this disorder at school, home, and play, from childhood through adulthood
In The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder
, you'll find the answers you need as you search for ways to help your child. This reassuring handbook examines various forms of treatment and therapy, and provides professional advice for helping children with SID succeed in school, at home, and with friends.
Terri Mauro is the About.com guide to Parenting Special Needs Children and is a member of Sensory Integration International.
Sharon A. Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is widely published and internationally known for her work in sensory integration, dyspraxia, and in development and sensory processing with children from orphanages in Eastern Europe.
Introduction to sensory integration disorder -- Getting a diagnosis -- Look-alike problems -- Just a piece of the puzzle -- Occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach -- Sensory diet -- Parent as therapist -- Tactile sense -- Visual sense -- Auditory sense -- Gustatory and olfactory senses -- Vestibular sense -- Proprioceptive sense -- Motor planning -- Low muscle tone -- Hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity -- Sensory integration and behavior -- Sensory integration at home -- Sensory integration at school -- Sensory integration at play -- Sensory integration in the community -- Sensory integration at all ages -- Explaining sensory integration to your child -- Helping children manage their sensory needs -- Sensory integration and you.