Adult Nonfiction HQ773.6 .B53 2009
Summary: 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. 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 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***
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