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Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Sensory-Sensitive Child

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Does your child react strongly to noises or smells or textures that other children take in stride? Or does he or she beg for more touch and massage, rocking until he or she is dizzy? This child may be living with a little-known condition called sensory processing disorder (SPD). Kids with SPD may seem unduly sensitive to physical sensations, light, and sound, or they may s ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by New Harbinger Publications
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Lisa
Aug 16, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
This book is an accessible, quick read for parents of children with SPD (sensory processing disorder).

Very little time is spend discussing SPD itself (just one chapter).

Instead, the authors concentrate on SPD's impact on your marriage (or relationship with the child's other patient), your family, and your typically-developing children. I especially appreciated the chapter about siblings: I hadn't previously thought about how our son's siblings will outlive us, and continue to deal with his... c
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jOi-C
Jan 28, 2008 jOi-C rated it liked it
Recommended to jOi-C by: Occupational Therapist
Shelves: info-cational
Good place to start to learn more about SPD. But half of the book was a list of family activities you can do (mainly to cope with SPD). The informational part of the book was a great place to start for me, but I wasn't impressed by relationships suggestions.
Stephanie
Jun 21, 2016 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book for two reasons: (1) it was easy to understand and follow and (2) it really did focus on family dynamics and relationships in special needs families, specifically those who have a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. Both authors bring different backgrounds and experiences to the table, and the reader benefits greatly from this.

If this wasn't a library book I feel like I would have highlighted large portions of it. While some of it was irrelevant to our family, the
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Jenn
May 15, 2008 Jenn rated it it was amazing
This is a book I go back to from time to time as I'm raising my boys... it's full of information...
Stephanie Jenkins
Aug 22, 2012 Stephanie Jenkins rated it it was amazing
I still use it as a reference
Jeannie
Apr 27, 2008 Jeannie rated it really liked it
Great overview
Kristy
Feb 05, 2009 Kristy rated it really liked it
a MUST read for anyone who loves a child with sensory processing disorder. An especially awesome chapter on how to meet the needs of the "typical" siblings.
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