Raising a Sensory Smart Child

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 * ...

Author: Lindsey Biel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101429364

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 512

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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***

Sensory Processing Challenges Effective Clinical Work with Kids Teens

This book equips clinicians with all the information they need to know to recognize and understand sensory sensitivities; connect the dots between behavior and underlying sensory processing problems; when to refer and collaborate with ...

Author: Lindsey Biel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709086

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Equipping clinicians with “sensory smarts” to treat their child clients. Many children and teens suffer from sensory challenges, meaning that they have unusual reactions to certain sensory experiences that most of us find commonplace. These challenges can range from moderate to severe—from an aversion to bright lights or the feel of anything remotely abrasive, to stopping short in panic every time a loud noise or siren is heard, or having an oral tactile sensitivity that prevents normal feeling in the mouth and hinders feeding. Accompanying these sensory issues—the full-blown version of which is called “sensory processing disorder” (SPD)—can be a range of behavioral problems like OCD and anxiety, and more severely, Asperger’s and autism. This book equips clinicians with all the information they need to know to accurately identify sensory sensitivities in their child clients: how to pay attention to sensory issues and recognize when a client is struggling; how these issues factor into the behavioral problems at hand; and how best to partner with the right professionals to help kids at home and in school.

Sensory Processing Disorder

This is a ground breaking book that explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and presents a drug-free approach that provides expect parents.

Author: Sam Peller




Page: 82

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This is a ground breaking book that explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and presents a drug-free approach that provides expect parents. Sensory processing disorder is when the brain has trouble getting and giving an answer to information that comes in through the senses. Formerly known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction, it isn't currently named a definite medical diagnosis. Over-responsivity or under-responsivity to touch or movement? A kid with SPD could be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games or he might be considered a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving. Over-responsivity or under-responsivity to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be considered a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy fun, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Poor sensory discrimination? She might not sense the difference between objects or experiences - unaware of what she's holding unless she looks and struggling to sense when she's falling or how exactly to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level? The kid could be constantly on the go - wearing out everyone around him or move slowly and get tired easily, showing little desire for the world. Issues with posture or motion coordination? He might slouch, move awkwardly, and seem careless or accident-prone. These are usually the first hints to Sensory Processing Disorder - a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem where the central nervous system misinterprets messages from your senses. Some individuals with sensory processing disorder are oversensitive to things in their environment. Everyday noises or mind-boggling may hurt. The light touch of the t-shirt may chafe their skin. Others with sensory processing disorder may: Be uncoordinated. Bump into things. Be hard to respond or react during play. Sensory processing problems are usually recognized in children. However, they can also affect adults. Sensory Processing Disorders are generally observed in developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder. Sensory processing disorder is not just named a stand-alone disorder. Many experts believe that should change. This book offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free remedy approach for children.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Seven years of devoted sensory training took my wordless, aggressive toddler and helped turn him into the confident ... or ASD Struggling with Sensory Integration Problems by Kathleen Chara Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive ...

Author: Ellen Notbohm

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565302

Category: Computers

Page: 111

View: 407

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminare the minds and hearts of children with autism.

Sensory Processing Disorder

If you're looking for new strategies to manage your child's sensory processing disorder, this book is a perfect companion to classics such as The Out-of-Sync Child and Raising a Sensory Smart Child. [This book] advocates play as the most ...

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: Althea Press

ISBN: 9781623157005


Page: 268

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Award-winning author and occupational therapist Barbara Sher has over 45 years experience helping children with sensory processing disorder, autism and Asperger's learn and thrive. In this new solutions-based guide, she's collected 100 sensory-rich games that make working with your child a joy. Whimsy and wisdom pour forth from this wonderful book. The fun and functional sensory-motor ideas are easily adaptable to suit all environments, all abilities, all kids and all their grown-ups. --Carol Stock Kranowitz, Author of The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun If you're looking for new strategies to manage your child's sensory processing disorder, this book is a perfect companion to classics such as The Out-of-Sync Child and Raising a Sensory Smart Child. Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder advocates play as the most effective approach for children with sensory processing disorder, and illustrates the many ways that play can lead to significant breakthroughs, including: 100 fun and simple games for parents to play with their kids An easy-to-grasp overview of sensory processing disorder Inventive ideas for engaging kids, using materials easily found around the house Inclusive games geared toward varying degrees of development, with modifications for older children

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

WESTED AND TRADE A SENSORY SMART CHILD The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory issues WINNER SOLO SOLAWAN With Autism Wishes You Knew Ellen Norbohm with Veronica Zysk Raising a Sensory Smart Child : The DeRAISING ...

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575826

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 575

Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

The Sensory Processing Diet

One Mom's Path of Creating Brain, Body and Nutritional Health for Children with SPD Chynna Laird ... The website is an extension of the book by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske, Raising A Sensory Smart Child. www.sensorystreet.com – Another ...

Author: Chynna Laird

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615995218

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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As a mom of a newly diagnosed child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), I relentlessly sought experts in SPD, as well as top nutritionists, biopsychologists, and neurologists. I figured that if I understood the major functions of the brain, and how it's supposed to take in, process and respond to stimulation, I could discover how SPD interferes with these functions. Understanding the whole picture - the combination of body, brain and nutritional health - led me to embrace the "Sensory Diet." In this book, I share the keys of a well-balanced nutritional diet and the activities and exercises that truly work. Use the resources in this book to create a whole picture of your own child's conditions and customize a Sensory Diet for him/her. "If you're the parent, teacher, relative or friend of a sensory kid, The Sensory Processing Diet will give you unique insight into his or her world. Reading it was a breath of fresh air, as I could relate to so many of her parenting struggles and found her recommended interventions to be both doable and helpful." --CAMERON KLEIMO, sensory mom "Chynna Laird has written a sensational book about a little known disorder, but one that is becoming increasingly more identified in children. As a child psychologist, I found the book to be interesting, informative and complete. I recommend it highly to parents and professionals. I loved it." --LAURIE ZELINGER, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist, author of Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me "I work with many children in play therapy that also experience sensory issues. The Sensory Diet gives an in-depth look at contributors to SPD, what types of treatments are available and adjustments families can make so that a child with SPD can cope in life in a way that he/she hasn't understood before. I wholeheartedly recommend it to therapists and parents." --JILL OSBORNE, EDS, LPC, CPCS, RPTS, author of Sam Feels Better Now! CHYNNA LAIRD – is a mother of four, a freelance writer, blogger, editor and award-winning author. Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), mental and/or emotional struggles and other special needs. She's authored two children's books, two memoirs, a parent-to-parent resource book, a Young Adult novella, a Young Adult paranormal/suspense novel series, two New Adult contemporary novels and an adult suspense/thriller. Website: www.chynnalairdauthor.ca From Loving Healing Press www.LHPRess.com

The Out of Sync Child Grows Up

SENSORY SMART SELF-CARE FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L Lindsey evaluates and treats children and adolescents with SPD, ASD, and other developmental challenges. She is coauthor of Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The ...

Author: Carol Kranowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408071

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller The Out-of-Sync Child, presenting information and advice for tweens, teens, and young adults living with Sensory Processing Disorder, and their parents. The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the adolescent, tween, and teen years, as well as those who do not yet have a diagnosis and are struggling to meet the challenges of daily life. This book picks up where The Out-of-Sync Child left off, offering practical advice on living with SPD, covering everyday challenges as well as the social and emotional issues that many young people with SPD face. Topics include strategies for coping with the sensory aspects of grooming, social lives and dating, playing sports and music, and other issues, as well as how to find support and help from loved ones, occupational therapy, and other resources. Carol Kranowitz's insights are supplemented by first-person accounts of adolescents and teens with SPD, sharing their experiences and hard-won lessons with readers and adding a powerful personal dimension to the book.

Self Regulation and Mindfulness Activities for Sensory Processing Disorder

Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Activities for Sensory Processing Disorder is full of advice, information, and activities that can help you understand SPD and help your child improve their sensory processing skills so they can thrive in ...

Author: Stephanie M. Foster

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781646112579

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

View: 441

Ready, set, grow--60 activities to help kids with SPD focus, be happy, and stay calm When children are out of sync with their senses, navigating everyday life can be challenging. Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) can have a harder time interacting with their teachers, peers, and even parents. Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Activities for Sensory Processing Disorder is full of advice, information, and activities that can help you understand SPD and help your child improve their sensory processing skills so they can thrive in their world. Learn about how sensory processing disorder works in our bodies and what kinds of behavior children might exhibit when they're struggling with it. Then, dive into fun and engaging activities that help your child achieve a balanced state of mind. With 60 different enjoyable exercises, you and your child will find games and experiences to do together that you love while you watch them build skills right in front of your eyes. Inside Self-Regulation and Mindfulness Activities for Sensory Processing Disorder, you'll find: Sensory smart--Understand sensory processing disorder and how your child feels when they're out of sync. Focused fun--Discover creative and kid-friendly activities designed to specifically build self-regulation and mindfulness skills. Play to learn--Interactive games designed for all types of sensory processing challenges make this an ideal resource to fit the individual needs of your child. Let these creative solutions to complex behaviors help you navigate raising children with sensory processing disorder.

The Sensory Child Gets Organized

[T]his book provides solutions that will be of use to all parents of children with sensory challenges. ... OTR/ L, coauthor of Raising a Sensory Smart Child The Sonsory Child Gets Organized Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious,

Author: Carolyn Dalgliesh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451664281

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 262

View: 372

Presents simple, effective solutions and proven systems for parents of children with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, ADD/ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder and OCD that bridge the gap between clinical support and practical in-home solutions. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Joseph Call and Michael Tomasello, “A Nonverbal False Belief Task: The Performance of Children and Great Apes,” Child ... Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske, Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child.

Author: Francis Tabone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442262427

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

View: 356

Firmly grounding this subject in facts while providing advice for those affected by Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD)—both directly and indirectly—this book will be of interest to young adults as well as to their family members and friends. As a result, readers will better understand how to interact and work with those with ASD as well as gain a broader acceptance of those who may be different. With helpful advice and a list of resources, Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much needed book for anyone wanting to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Effective Parenting for the Hard to Manage Child

Sensoryintegration andthe child. LosAngeles: Western Psychological Services. Biel, L., & Peske, N. (2005). Raising a sensory smart child: the definitivehandbook forhelping yourchildwith sensory integration issues.

Author: Georgia A. DeGangi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135916179

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

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Effective Parenting for the Hard-to-Manage Child is a skills-based book for parents who need practical advice from experts, without all the jargon and generalizations. The book provides specific strategies and techniques for children who are intense, highly reactive, and unable to self-calm. It integrates various treatment approaches in a clear and accessible manner, and offers the "best kept secrets" from the fields of mental health and occupational therapy. The book emphasizes key concepts and everyday activities that will help children take charge of their problems, and it is an invaluable resource for any parent faced with the challenge of a hard-to-manage child.

The Whole Spectrum of Social Motor and Sensory Games

The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor, and Sensory Games presents a rich variety of play activities that enhance learning and development.

Author: Barbara Sher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416694

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 298

Fun easy games for parents and teachers to play with kids of allages Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educatorsas a vital component in brain development, academic success andlearning social skills. In this inspiring and useful resource,Barbara Sher provides step-by-step directions for how to usechildren's natural interests at different stages of theirdevelopment to help them develop a wealth of sensory motor andsocial skills. All the games have also been designed to provideplenty of joyful opportunities for encouraging inclusion. Offers strategies for helping all kids, but especially thosewith special needs, to develop social, motor and sensoryskills Filled with simple games using common materials that can beused by teachers, parents, and caregivers with both individual kidsand groups Provides explanations and examples of how the games can aid ina child's development This resource offers parents and teachers a fun and easy way toinclude all children in activities that will engage all of theirsenses and promote important skills.

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia ADHD Autism and Other Learning Disabilities

Ayres, A.J. (1979) Sensory Integration and the Child. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. * Biele, L. and Peske, N. (2005) Raising a Sensory Smart Child. New York: Penguin Books. Bundy, A.C., Lane, S.J. and Murray, ...

Author: Lisa A. Kurtz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108658

Category: Education

Page: 159

View: 387

Offers practical strategies and advice for helping children with coordination difficulties.

Raising a Healthy Happy Eater A Parent s Handbook

... Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, and coauthor of Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Guide to Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues “Finally, a book that takes on the ...

Author: Nimali Fernando

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192697

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 742

How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World) Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes, with: Advice tailored to every stage from newborn through school-age Real-life stories of parents and kids they have helped Wisdom from cultures across the globe on how to feed kids Helpful insights on the sensory system, difficult mealtime behaviors, and everything from baby-led weaning to sippy cups And seven “passport stamps” for good parenting: joyful, compassionate, brave, patient, consistent, proactive, and mindful. Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater shows the way to lead your baby, toddler, or young child on the path to adventurous eating. Grab your passport and go!

The Early Childhood Education Intervention Treatment Planner

Raising a Sensory Smart Child.' The Definitive Handbookfor Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues. London: Penguin. Chara, K. A., and Chara, P. J., Jr. (2004). Sensory Smarts.' A Bookfor Kids with ADHD or Autism Spectrum ...

Author: Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470040084

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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The Early Childhood Education Intervention Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessaryto quickly and easily develop formal education treatment plans that take the educational professional a step further past the writing of goals for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as well as mental health treatment plans. The educational treatment plan process assists the professional in identifying interventions and communicating to others the specific method, means, format, and/or creative experience by which the student will be assisted in attaining IEP goals. Critical tool for treating the most common problems encountered in treating children ages 3-6 Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized educational treatment plans Organized around 27 main presenting problems, including autism, cultural and language issues, depression, eating and elimination concerns, cognitive and neurological impairment, oppositional behavior, school entry readiness, and others Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and educational interchange Easy-to-use reference format helps locate educational treatment plan components by disability Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies (including HCFA, JCAHO, and NCQA)

Chronic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

A meta-analysis of sensory modulation symptoms in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord, 39 (1), 1–11. doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0593-3. PMID 18512135. Biel, L., Peske, N.K. (2005). Raising a sensory smart child: ...

Author: Mark L. Goldstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441997647

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 553

There has been a significant increase in the prevalence of certain chronic disorders among children and adolescents. For example, health experts warn of an epidemic of diabetes mellitus due to an increase in the sedentary life style and poor nutrition of children. There are many questions still to be addressed in the study of chronic disorders among children and adolescents.What are the risk factors associated with chronic diseases in these populations?What are the major complications that contribute to disability and increased health care utilization and costs? What impact do chronic diseases have on the psychosocial development? What are the most effective diagnostic, treatment,and rehabilitation strategies? How can patient education and self-management activities be improved to help children and adolescents improve compliance with treatment regimens? How can parents and other family members become more involved in assessment and management? In what ways can peers, schools,religious institutions, and other organizations help children and adolescent scope with their chronic disease? This book addresses these questions by focusing on how eight chronic disorders affect health care utilization, costs, coping, and health outcomes in children and adolescents.Research studies are used to illustrate wide range of topics from the epidemiology of chronic diseases in children and adolescents, health care utilization and costs, to treatment outcomes, disability, and family processes.Case studies from a clinical psychologist’s private practice are used to clarify major psychosocial issues underlying chronic diseases in these populations. Chapter One analyzes the epidemiology of eight chronic conditions in children and adolescents. Data on the prevalence of diseases and associated risk factors are stressed in this chapter. Health care planners can use these analyses to improve primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention through more effective uses of health care resources. Chapter Two examines the latest information on health care utilization and costs for children and adolescents that can point to a more efficient means of reducing the rising health care costs associated with the treatment of chronic diseases. In the remaining chapters, the eight chronic diseases are evaluated in terms of five major issues. First, the latest trends in complications associated with each chronic condition are explored.Second, the impact of each disease on disability and psychosocial development of children and adolescents are analyzed. Third, recent research findings on diagnosis,treatment, and rehabilitation strategies are discussed. Fourth, new trends in patient education and self-management are presented. Fifth, each chapter will assess the role of family, peers, schools, and other organizations in helping children and adolescents cope with their chronic disorders. Dr. Mark L. Goldstein, a clinical psychologist, reviews the literature and uses composite case studies from his practice to illustrate the impact of these trends on how children and adolescents manage chronic disease. The information in this book will be relevant to a wide range of professionals and students in the fields of pediatrics, medicine, nursing, public health, mental health, social work,education, health administration, health policy, and social sciences.

Community Paediatrics

Under-responsiveness (hyposensitivity)—'A lot feels like a little' The child who is under-responsive frequently fails to attend to ... Everyday • Solutions to Sensory Challenges by Roya Ostovar (2010) Auditory Visual Olfactory Raising ...

Author: Srinivas Gada

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696950

Category: Education

Page: 654

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Containing detailed summaries on a comprehensive range of clinical scenarios and conditions, and organised according to the different sub-specialities of community paediatrics, this handbook is an ideal companion for anyone working with children in the community.

A Parent s Guide to Developmental Delays

Dyslexia Marshall , Abigail ( 2004 ) The Everything Parent's Guide to Children With Dyslexia : All You Need to Ensure ... Sensory Integration / Sensory Processing Biel , Lindsay , Peske , Nancy ( 2005 ) Raising a Sensory Smart Child ...

Author: Laurie LeComer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532313

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 408

An expert in special education explains how parents can identify developmental problems in their children, with guidelines on how to spot the signs of abnormal development in the areas of speech, movement, learning, and more, with advice on how to confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, obtain professional assistance, and overcome challenges. Original.