Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition affecting at least one in twenty children who experience sensations in taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, movement, and body awareness in a vastly different manner from how other children their ages do. What may be typical activities for most kids are a daily struggle that may result in social, emotional, or academic problems.

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known SPD researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive.

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User Review  - julieandbeli - LibraryThing

This is an excellent, very detailed, not dumbed-down, look into the various types of SPD, what it looks like, how to help, etc. I personally found this to be one of the better informational books on a ... Read full review

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I bought this book to better understand and help my seven year old daughter. She is very sensitive we are thinking she has sensory processing disorder possibly. This book is very helpful. Already we are implementing some of the ideas and seeing huge differences in our daughter. Highly recommend! Read full review

Contents

The Basics
1
Symptoms and Warning Signs
19
Assessment and Diagnosis
42
Treatment and Strategies
58
Living with Sensational Kids
75
LaTanya an OverResponsive Kindergartner
96
Tam an UnderResponsive SecondGrader
133
Ben a SensorySeeking Preschooler
167
As Sensational Children Grow Up
237
The Science of SPD
251
Beyond the Types
266
Causes and Prevalence
283
Intervention Methods
291
CONCLUSION A Personal Message to Parents
301
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
307
INDEX
341

Abby a Dyspraxic ThirdGrader
205

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Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, is the founder of the only nationwide comprehensive SPD research program and the sole researcher to be awarded an NIH grant to study the disorder. The founder and director of KID Foundation, the only full-time SPD research program in the world, she is also an associate professor at the University of Colorado Medical School.
Doris A. Fuller is a journalist and former high school and college teacher. She is the co-author of A Woman's Guide to a Simpler Life.

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