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 integration dysfunction, also known as sensory processing disorder, 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.
*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
In all, "the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges is now more detailed and useful than ever." 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.
***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
"A must read for all parents who have children with sensory integration issues." -Larry B. Silver, M.D., author of The Misunderstood Child
"At last, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin
"This revision of the classic Raising a Sensory Smart Child gets a 10.No, it gets an 11! It covers everything you need and want to knowabout SPD. The information is deep and wide, the case stories arealive, the practical tips are novel and fun, and the resources are upto the minute." -Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child
"Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske combine a professional and personalapproach in creating a knowledgeable and supportive guidefor parents. In a very readable manner they explain complex informationand at the same time provide practical strategies that familiescan really use. I'll be recommending this book." -Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of Raising Your Spirited Child
"Hands down the best resource for anyone who loves children, especially our kids with sensory processing difficulties." -Melanie Potock, coauthor of Raising a Healthy Eater
"In this second updated edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child, Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske further advance our understandingof sensory processing and provide a treasure trove of practical specificstrategies through engaging stories to help parents help theirchildren with sensory processing challenges." -Barry Prizant, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
"Bravo to Biel and Peske for another great edition! Raising a Sensory Smart Child has always been a favorite of mine that I highlyrecommend to parents and teachers." -Chantal Sicile-Kira, author of Autism Spectrum Disorder and A Full Life with Autism
"Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske havedone a bang-up job explaining the vast and far-reachingeffects ofsensory challenges . . . This isdestined to become your 'bible' of sensory processing!" -Veronica Zysk, coauthor of 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism of Asperger's