Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition (Paperback)
A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges
"At last, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." —Dr. Temple Grandin
For children with sensory difficulties—those who struggle 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 processing challenges affect all kinds of kind—from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever.
In this book, you'll learn:
* How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't
* Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings
* Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more
* "Sensory diet" activities that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families
* Parenting tips for handling discipline, transitions, and behavioral issues
* How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues
* Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart"
* How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly
* Ways to empower your child and teen in the world
* Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies
***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***
About the Author
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L is a occupational therapist based in Manhattan, where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental challenges.
Lindsey specializes in remediating fine and gross motor delays, visual perceptual skill development, enhancing daily living skills, and improving sensory processing issues. She also helps families and schools to make simple modifications at home and school to enhance a child’s ability to play, learn, and thrive.
Lindsey is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, published by W.W. Norton Mental Health. She writes articles for both professional and parenting publications and is the co-creator of the Sensory Processing Master Class DVD program along with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide. She is a popular speaker, teaching workshops to parents, therapists, doctors, and others on practical solutions for developmental challenges and sensory strategies at home, school, and in the community.
Nancy Peske is the coauthor of the Cinematherapy series. She lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin with her husband and son, who was diagnosed with SI dysfunction when he was two.
"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