1st Edition

Raising Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders A Week-by-Week Guide to Solving Everyday Sensory Issues

By Rondalyn V Whitney, Varleisha Gibbs Copyright 2014
    184 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Whether it's having to remove tags from clothing or using special dimmed lighting when they study, kids with sensory disorders or special sensory needs often need adaptations in their everyday lives in order to find success in school and beyond. Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs and increase their performance on tasks like homework, field trips, transitions between activities, bedtime, holidays, and interactions with friends. Written by a parent of two children with very different sensory needs, the book shows parents how to characterize their child's sensory issues into one of several profiles that they can then use to find the best adaptations and changes to their everyday routines.

    Acknowledgements Foreword PART I: ABOUT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDERS Chapter 1 Demystifying Sensory Processing Problems Chapter 2 Learning About the Problems Hiding in the Background Chapter 3 How Is Your Child “Wired”? PART II: 52 WEEK-BY-WEEK ACTIVITIES TO RESTORE SANITY TO YOUR FAMILY LIFE Chapter 4 Morning Routines Chapter 5 Mealtime Routines Chapter 6 School Chapter 7 Bedtime Routines Chapter 8 Holidays Chapter 9 Social Participation Conclusion Explaining Your Child Resources References APPENDICES: Appendix A: Reproducible Forms and Worksheets for a Sensational Life Appendix B: Supplies for a Sensational Family Appendix C: Additional Activities for Sensational Families About the Authors


    Rondalyn V. Whitney, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, is an associate professor and director of Faculty Scholarship and Development in the Division of Human Performance in the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

    Varleisha D. Gibbs, Ph.D., OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author with 18 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, and neurological disorders.