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The Sensory-Sensitive Child : Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior - Karen A. Smith, PhD

The Sensory-Sensitive Child

Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior

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In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope.

A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component.

Readers Will Learn:

  • The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration
  • How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment
  • How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens"
  • Strategies for handling sensory integration challenges at home, at school, and in twenty-first century kid culture

The result: a happier childhood, a more harmonious family, and a more cooperative classroom. This thoroughly researched, useful, and compassionate guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment and success.

“Wise and well-written.”

Prologue : Coming to our senses : one mother's story -- pt. 1. Making sense of our senses -- Betrayed by their senses : dysfunctional sensory integration -- The prevailing sensibility : sensory processing problems and psychiatric diagnosis -- A sense of hope : how change happens -- pt. 2. Thinking sensibly : no two brains are the same -- Helping your child to help himself -- There's no place like home -- Surviving and thriving at school -- Twenty-first century kid culture -- the world of peers -- Making sense of sensory integration : what we know and what we don't? -- Epilogue : Turning around : a look at two bays.

ISBN: 9780061751479
ISBN-10: 0061751472
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17th March 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia