Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies that parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs. This updated second edition: Shows parents how to characterize their child's sensory issues into one of several profiles. Helps parents find the best adaptations and changes to their child's everyday routines. Provides a week-by-week series of activities and checklists. Helps improve children's performance on tasks like homework, transitions between activities, and interactions with friends. Is written by parents and occupational therapists. 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.
Table of Contents
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 The Interoceptive System Chapter 4 How Is Your Child “Wired”? Part Ii: 58 Week-By-Week Activities To Restore Sanity To Your Family Life Chapter 5 Morning Routines Chapter 6 Mealtime Routines Chapter 7 School Chapter 8 Bedtime Routines Chapter 9 Holidays Chapter 10 Social Participation Conclusion Explaining Your Child Resources References Appendices: Appendix A: Reproducible Forms And Worksheets For A Sensational Family 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.