Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps parents understand their child's diagnosis and develop a plan for success.
Is there medication for sensory processing disorder? How can occupational therapy help? What advice can I give my child's teacher? Can you outgrow sensory processing disorder? How can we make social situations less of an ordeal? What are some therapeutic activities I can do with my child?
It is estimated that more than 10 percent of children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder characterized by the misinterpretation of everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. For many children, SPD can lead to academic struggles, behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and other issues. The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions about SPD, such as:
- What is sensory processing?
- Does SPD affect social skills?
- Can you see sensory processing difficulties in an infant?
- What is Sensory Integration Therapy?
- Is SPD a sign of autism?
- Are there tests for SPD?
- How do I get a prescription for occupational therapy?
- How do I teach my child to understand his sensory needs?
Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps you fully understand SPD, conquer your fears, and seek help for your child when necessary.
About the Author
Tara Delaney MS, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of BabySteps, a pediatric therapy and educational services company. She conducts seminars internationally on sensory processing issues through the Making Sense-ory(TM) series.