Whether it’s having to remove tags from clothing or using special dimmed lighting when they study, kids with sensory disorders or special sensory needs often need adaptations in their everyday lives in order to find success in school and beyond.
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Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders: A Week-by-Week Guide to Solving Everyday Sensory Issues
Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs and increase their performance on tasks like homework, field trips, transitions between activities, bedtime, holidays, and interactions with friends.
Written by a parent of two children with very different sensory needs, the book shows parents how to characterize their child’s sensory issues into one of several profiles that they can then use to find the best adaptations and changes to their everyday routines.
About the author: Rondalyn L. Whitney, Ph.D., is an occupational therapist with the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. She has also served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at Towson University and San Jose State University. The parent of two children with sensory issues, Whitney understands firsthand how much support parents need to help their children with sensory disorders succeed.
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Sensory Processing Disorder Resources
For more reading about sensory solutions in the classroom:
Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom: A Handy Reference Guide That Explains Behaviors Associated with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Other Special NeedsGryphon House Wired Differently: A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing ChallengesBuilding Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Support Children with Challenging Behaviors: Implementing Data Driven Strategies!Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents