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Sensory Integration and the Child

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This classic handbook, from the originator of sensory integration theory, is now available in an updated, parent-friendly edition. Retaining all the features that made the original edition so popular with both parents and professionals, "Sensory Integration and the Child" remains the best book on the subject. With a new foreward by Dr. Florence Clark and commentaries by re ...more
Paperback, 25th Anniversary Edition, 211 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Western Psychological Services (first published December 1979)
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Erin Gayton
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: autism, adhd
I chose to read this because Ayres is mentioned in every current book about sensory processing disorder, and I'm glad I did because Ayres goes into far greater depth, especially about proprioceptive and vestibular senses, than other books written for parents. Ayres is largely responsible for the field of sensory integration therapy and her book has made the logic of her approach accessible to those of us outside the field of occupational therapy since 1979. Knowledge about neurodevelopmental dis ...more
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die komplette Rezension (inkl. Bilder) gibts auf:

"Bausteine der kindlichen Entwicklung - Sensorische Integration verstehen und anwenden" ist ein Fachbuch von A. Jean Ayres. Da ich nächsten Monat eine neue Stelle als Physiotherapeutin in einem Kinderzentrum antrete, suchte ich nach Fachliteratur in ebendiesem Bereich und wurde im Springer Verlag fündig. Freundlicherweise bekam ich ein Rezensionsexemplar zur Verfügung gestellt und möchte euch nun meine Erfahrungen damit
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of the key books for parents with children with Sensory Integration Dysfunction to read, as its written by the psychologist and Occupational Therapist who developed the theory and associated intervention techniques of sensory integration in the 1950s by examining the relationship between the brain and behavior. It gives a very good understanding of the development of the brain and sensory integration, the biology of SID and resulting behavior, and what it feels like for kids with SID ...more
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
I thought I would find this book really interesting...I did not. It seemed to spend much of its time trying to convince me to even believe that sensory integration is a real problem with some people, particularly children. I get that. I wasn't really interested in explanation after explanation about the fact it exists. What I wanted to read about was what people actually do about it. The main message of the book for the what-to-do-about-it question was to seek professional therapy. I get that th ...more
Carmen Kane
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was the 2nd book I read after a child was diagnosed with ADHD, Dysgraphia, motor skill issues, and sensory issues. I liked the in-depth info. I highlighted as I read then my husband could go back and touch on the more applicable parts. I again felt like someone had written about my child when doing the vestibular check-list. He was always just our quirky kid, but now we knew why. I also like how the book ties in everything. I am a firm believe in treating the whole person not addressing jus ...more
Hajar Qurashi
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the books which I actually had to study for my major, but it was so interesting that I had to add it to my challenge.
Sandra Kimmet
Jun 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Every parent who has a child with a sensory prosessing disorder should own this book. It is easy to read, has simple checklists and gives a lot of strategies to try.
Jill Rodriguez
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book reads like a textbook but does include practical tips for parents/therapists. It may be helpful in self-diagnosing a child with sensory dysfunction.
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Dense reading about sensory integration.
Heather Smith
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing, even if your child does not have SPD, you can still learn a lot as to what your child needs sensory wise! I loved this book and found it fascinating!
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This explains so much!
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Excellent introduction into Sensory Integration. Written in an easy to understand way, it will also serve as a good resource as your child grows.
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