Sensory Processing 101 is a new book in town and it’s impressive.
Dayna Abraham, creator of Lemon Lime Adventures, and Claire Heffron, OTR/L, Pamela Braley, OTR/L, and Lauren Drobnjak, PT, from The Inspired Treehouse, have collaborated to create an easy-to-read guide to sensory processing that addresses the topic from the perspectives of a parent, educator, and pediatric therapists.
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Sensory Processing 101 Book
Sensory Processing 101 is a full-color book that contains simple explanations, sensory activities for kids, and reproducible resources with tips and strategies all in one place to support children’s sensory needs at home and in the classroom. An index of sensory behaviors guides parents, teachers, and therapists to specific explanations, activities, and tips within the book.
NEVER STRUGGLE TO EXPLAIN “SENSORY” AGAIN
Whether you are a parent, educator, caregiver, or therapist, this easy-to-read guide is your starting point to gain a better understanding of sensory processing and the body’s sensory systems. You may have heard of Sensory Processing Disorder, but this book is designed to help all children – not just those with a sensory disorder. The truth is that supporting healthy sensory processing is an important part of promoting overall health in every child.
BECOME A STRONGER TEACHER AND A MORE “TUNED IN” PARENT
ALL children have unique sensory preferences and needs. When we don’t fully understand sensory processing, we may misinterpret behaviors, labeling children as “naughty” or “spoiled”. When parents and teachers understand the basics of sensory processing, they are more tuned into kids’ basic needs and can use simple strategies to address them at home and in the classroom.
3 BOOKS IN 1 Easy to Use Resource
No more piecing information together from several different resources. Sensory Processing 101 contains simple explanations about sensory processing, creative and engaging sensory activities for kids, and reproducible sensory resources – all in one place so you can find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.
With this comprehensive guide, you get three books in one, including:
- Sensory Processing Explained: An explanation of each sensory system from a therapist’s point of view and from the perspective of a parent and educator
- Sensory Activities: Step-by-step instructions for activities you can use in everyday play with kids at home or at school to support the development of each sensory system
- Sensory Resources: Resources related to sensory processing, including support groups for parents and caregivers of children who have sensory needs, cheat sheets with quick overviews of each sensory system, and more
This full-color sensory guide is different than anything you have read before. It contains:
- Information concisely presented in one place to support sensory needs at home and in the classroom
- Real life stories from the classroom, home, and therapy settings
- Parent friendly language
- Easy to navigate format so you can find the information you need at the right moment *Extensive list of sensory behaviors with strategies, activities and resources to help you understand your child and address their sensory needs
- Reproducible resources such as red flag checklists, sensory system overviews, quick materials shopping lists for sensory activities
Sensory Processing Disorder Resources
For further reading about Sensory Processing Disorder:
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing DifferencesRaising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing IssuesUnderstanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and TeachersHelping Your Child with Sensory Regulation: Skills to Manage the Emotional and Behavioral Components of Your Child’s Sensory Processing Challenges
About the Authors
Claire Heffron and Lauren Drobnjak are practicing pediatric therapists who blog at The Inspired Treehouse. Pamela Braley, also an occupational therapist, is a co-creator and contributor to The Inspired Treehouse. The blog provides information, activities for kids, and resources. Visit theinspiredtreehouse.com
Dayna Abraham is an early childhood teacher-turned homeschooling mom of three. She blogs at Lemon Lime Adventures, sharing real-life experiences with homeschooling and supporting her son with sensory processing disorder, as well as ideas for intentional learning experiences ranging from science to sensory play. Visit lemonlimeadventures.com