Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues
Become Sensory Smart
Parents can now find lots of parenting books about raising a sensory smart child. One of these is Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel, M.A.,OTR/L and Nancy Peske. This book has a foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin and is Winner of the NAPPA Gold Award and IParenting Media Award.
First published in 2005, this updated edition launched in 2009. This book should be on the book shelves of all caregivers who love and who work with individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). We want to tell you about this book because the children who benefit from our sensory toys, KidCompanions Chewelry and our newer chew pendants for aggressive chewers called SentioCHEWS, are the kids who usually have sensory processing issues.
Today’s parents want to be informed and knowledgeable about the sensory issues that challenge their child, this book includes some of the best information available. Raising a Sensory Smart Child has practical, useful information that works now and for the future.
What does the future hold for your child? No one really knows but to become a sensory smart teen and young adult usually you find sensory smart parents behind them. Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske is one of the tools parents should to have, along with effective therapy, to help their child outgrow their strong reactions to sensory input.
Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske cooperate well. Lindsey is a pediatric occupational therapist based in Manhattan, where she evaluates and treats children and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and other developmental challenges.
Nancy is a freelance writer, editor, and has a son diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and developmental delays. Lindsey was the occupational therapist who worked with Nancy’s son and family. Even after Nancy and her family moved, Lindsey and Nancy teamed to write this updated and expanded edition.
Throughout the book there are sections set aside where Lindsey, occupational therapist, tells her story and Nancy, mom of a special needs child, tells hers. Sometimes their stories paths cross and with the added use of case studies, their book is weaved with an interesting personal element.
New in the 2009 Edition:
- Parents, caregivers, and professionals will find even more practical information on Sensory Processing Disorder
- A new chapter, Sensory Issues and the Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Other new topics including Sensory diet ideas specifically for teenagers and adults, Essential information on weighted wearables and more.
The 440 pages are full of valuable information, well organized in parts and chapters. Descriptive titles, subtitles, and a comprehensive index make this book an effective “go-to” resource.
About the Authors:
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L is a pediatric 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. Lindsey writes articles for both professional and parenting publications, and is a columnist for Autism Asperger Digest Magazine.
Nancy Peske is a freelance writer, editor, and the co-author of the Cinematherapy series. Nancy has also co-written and edited several bestselling books in the areas of spirituality, inspiration, health, and psychology. She lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin with her husband and son.