Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Author: Matt Mielnick

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505684

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Everything we know about the world we live in starts with information we take in through the senses. This book explains the way our sensory system works and shows how small inefficiencies in this complex system can have a huge impact on a child's behaviour. Through easily relatable examples and metaphors, the book describes the variety of sensory processing differences that can occur in children in a jargon-free way and offers practical advice to help manage these differences. It explains how children's varying sensory thresholds - the point where a behavioural response to a stimuli is generated - affects the way they view the world. Each section includes occupational therapy evaluations of children with a range of sensory thresholds, and shows how this influences their behaviour through professional observation reports, offering a summary and recommendation for each child. Presented with a clear focus, without long lists of syndromes and symptoms, this is the ideal starting point for parents and professionals working with children with sensory processing issues.

Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

A Family Guide to Understanding & Supporting Your Sensory-Sensitive Child

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Author: Christopher R. Auer,Susan L. Blumberg

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572244631

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Describes the symptoms of sensory processing disorder, and helps parents design a treatment and behavioral plan for children suffering from the illness, including information on schoolwork, social events, and family relationships.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book

Practical Answers to the Top 250 Questions Parents Ask

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Author: Tara Delaney

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402235453

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Q&A Is there medication for sensory processing disorder? How can occupational therapy help? What advice can I give my child's teacher? Can you "outgrow" sensory processing disorder? How can we make social situations less of an ordeal? What are some therapeutic activities I can do with my child? It is estimated that more than 10 percent of children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder characterized by the misinterpretation of everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. For many children, SPD can lead to academic struggles, behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and other issues. The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions about SPD, such as: What is sensory processing? Does SPD affect social skills? Can you see sensory processing difficulties in an infant? What is Sensory Integration Therapy? Is SPD a sign of autism? Are there tests for SPD? How do I get a prescription for occupational therapy? How do I teach my child to understand his sensory needs? Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps you fully understand SPD, conquer your fears, and seek help for your child when necessary.

Understanding Sensory Dysfunction

Learning, Development and Sensory Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Bipolar Disorder

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Author: Polly Godwin Emmons,Liz McKendry Anderson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108062

Category: Education

Page: 175

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This book is comprehensive resource for addressing sensory dysfunction in children, using practical strategies to help them reach their full potential at home, school and in the community. Focusing on early intervention, it provides integration activities, assessment and curricular modifications, treatment options and equipment and resources.

The Out-of-Sync Child

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Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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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 Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing in Children

Management Strategies for Parents and Professionals

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Author: Pratibha Reebye,Aileen Stalker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105217

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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"This concise book is a valuable source of information for those who assess, educate and parent children with regulation disorders."--BOOK JACKET.

The Everything Parent's Guide To Sensory Integration Disorder

Get the Right Diagnosis, Understand Treatments, And Advocate for Your Child

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Author: Terri Mauro,Sharon A Cermak

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605503185

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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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.

Sensory Integration and the Child

Understanding Hidden Sensory Challenges

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Author: A. Jean Ayres,Jeff Robbins

Publisher: Western Psychological Services

ISBN: 9780874244373

Category: Medical

Page: 211

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When "Sensory integration and the child" was first published in the 1970s, it was designed to help professional as well as the doctors, therapists, teachers and parents. In order to make the information more accessible to families, this new edition has preserved the core content and practical solutions, while moving technical sections to the appendixes.

Don't Rush Me!

For Siblings of Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Author: Chynna Laird

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615992650

Category:

Page: 32

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A storybook about special needs siblings to engage the whole family! My daughter, Jordhan, has the unique position of not only being a middle child, but a middle child among siblings with special needs. This story touches on the important contributions Jordhan makes to our family, especially on the days when she doesn?t think so. We need more stories for siblings of special needs children. This is my gift to each of them to show how much we appreciate their very important role in the family. In the book, I have outlined activities that siblings can do on their own, or with parents and/or siblings. To make the most of the message given in the book, as well as from the activities provided, it is my hope that siblings and family members will:Have a tool that will help make siblings of special needs children more visible in the family unit;Give a voice to siblings that represents how real their feelings and concerns are, even when they aren?t always able verbalize those things;Help to provide a greater level of understanding by strengthening communication, patience and respect among family members;Show that there is so much more than the labels these families are given and offer some insight into how they can learn to advocate for their children; andRemember that each of us brings something beautiful and unique with us into the world that we can learn from, and teach others about. And that?s so powerful."When you are a sibling of a child with special needs, especially one whose life can be dictated by sensory issues from their environment, you often learn to "live in the moment." In this validating family book, Mia's feelings are explored. Often siblings have to sacrifice or alter their day because of the needs of their brother or sister ?whether it be leaving a fun activity to go to therapy or dealing with a meltdown that affects the whole family. Don?t Rush Me explores these situations in a way that teaches siblings that their way-too-familiar rollercoaster of feelings is normal and that they are not alone in them." --Diane M. Renna, author ofÿMeghan's World: The Story of One Girl's Triumph Over SPD "Using colorful illustrations to deliver her message and spot-on dialogue, any parent or child can identify with the situations Chynna Laird presents. Written from the perspective of a typical child, one understands the patience and assistance she willingly offers to her siblings with sensory processing difficulties. This is a sweet, lovely book that cheers family relationships and accepts individual differences in others." --Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, Board Certified Psychologist, author ofÿPlease Explain "Terrorism" to Me From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Sensational Kids

Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Author: Lucy J. Miller,Doris A. Fuller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533075

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 351

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A leading SPD researcher profiles the disorder and its four major subtypes, sharing reassuring information for parents about its treatment options while discussing such topics as occupational therapy, parental involvement, and advocacy strategies. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.