Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L is a occupational therapist based in Manhattan, where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental challenges.
A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges
''At last, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for.'' -Dr. Temple Grandin
For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever.
In this book, you'll learn:
*How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *''Sensory diet'' activities that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discipline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more ''sensory smart'' *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies
***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***