This interactive workbook enables children to develop a better understanding of their sensory systems by helping their parents and teachers create an individualized sensory profile.
My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children
By Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW
Through numerous strategies broken down by the different sensory systems, tactile, vestibular, proprioception, visual, auditory, gustatory and olfactory, children can learn to cope more effectively with the world around them. This is a practical tool for both home and school.
At least 90% of children with autism spectrum disorder experience sensory challenges. My Sensory Book: The More I Know About My World, The Better I Will Feel is a workbook designed to provide children with a clearer understanding of their sensory systems and the impact sensory input may have on their emotions.
The book provides clear descriptions and specific information about sensory systems and illustrates the link that exists between sensory input and emotions. This interactive workbook is useful in helping children and adults establish and understand the triggers for their strong emotions and use interventions that may help them cope more effectively with the world around them. After all, children who understand their sensory systems will have fewer behavior challenges!
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About the Author
Lauren H. Kerstein is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. After receiving Bachelors of Arts in both Education and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, she attended George Warren Brown School of Social Work and received a Masters in Social Work. Lauren completed a post-masters fellowship at JFK Partners, the University Affiliated Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The fellowship included intensive training and practical experience with children, adults and families with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as other disabilities. Lauren received multi-disciplinary training by psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, developmental pediatricians, neuropsychologists, and social workers at JFK Partners.
She currently has a private practice working with children, adolescents, adults and families, specializing in with autism spectrum disorders and particularly Asperger s Syndrome. She also works with children experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship skill difficulties, divorce and other adjustment, developmental or mental health needs.