Book: Sensational Sisters: A Story of Two Sisters with Sensory Processing Disorder written by Samantha Sandiland
When children discover that they have a sensory processing disorder (SPD), they may have many questions and worries about the disorder. This kid-friendly book reassures children that their problems are common, yet they are still unique. There are many children with the same disorder that are dealing with similar issues. Children benefit from a sense of belonging and a reassurance that they are not the only one.
This book was designed to be used with children between the ages of 5-10. By reading this book with their children, parents may begin a discussion that provides helpful information and reassurance to their child. These discussions can be used to correct misunderstandings, share insight, or raise additional questions. It is important to keep the optimistic message of this book in mind while reading and talking about the book with children.
Understanding sensory processing disorder is not a simple task. However, beginning the process early will open children to a world of positive possibilities and self-advocacy.
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