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

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Revised and updated—the authoritative bestseller that presents the latest research on Sensory Processing Disorder.

Sensory Processing Disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis, with a wide range of symptoms that can be difficult for parents and pediatricians to identify. In Sensational Kids, internationally renowned expert Dr. Miller shares her more than forty years of experience and research findings on SPD. Now in its fourteenth printing, with more than 50,000 copies sold in all formats, it is an authoritative and practical guide to understanding and treating this little-understood condition.

Newly updated, this revised edition will include the latest research on SPD's relationship to autism, as well as new treatment options and coping strategies for parents, teachers, and others who care for kids with SPD. Other topics include:

The signs and symptoms of SPD

Its four major subtypes

How the disorder is diagnosed and treated sensory strategies to help SPD kids develop, learn and succeed, in school and in life.

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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


Title Page
Symptoms and Warning Signs
Assessment and Diagnosis
CHAPTER4 Treatment and Strategies
Living with Sensational Kids
LaTanya an OverResponsive Kindergartner
Tam an UnderResponsive Second Grader
Beyond the Basics
Beyond the Types
The SPDADHD Connection
Emotion Regulation and
Causes and Prevalence
OutoftheBox General Information and Treatment
New Treatment Effectiveness Research Initiative 2014

Ben a SensoryCraving Preschooler
Abby a Third Grader with Dyspraxia
As Sensational Children Grow

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About the author (2007)

Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, founded and is the clinical director of the STAR Center and the research director of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, which together provide treatment, parent education and coaching, and research about SPD. She is an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a professor of pediatric science at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

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