Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids With Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies that parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs. This updated second edition:
• Shows parents how to characterize their child's sensory issues into one of several profiles.
• Helps parents find the best adaptations and changes to their child's everyday routines.
• Provides a week-by-week series of activities and checklists.
• Helps improve children's performance on tasks like homework, transitions between activities, and interactions with friends.
• Is written by parents and occupational therapists.
Whether it's having to remove tags from clothing or using special dimmed lighting when they study, kids with sensory disorders or special sensory needs often need adaptations in their everyday lives in order to find success in school and beyond.
About the Authors:
Rondalyn Whitney, Ph.D., OTR/L, is an assistant professor and Interim Director of the Doctoral Program and research mentor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Whitney writes prolifically on the barriers to optimal quality of life for families when living with a disability, sensory processing, and social participation and is the author of the seminal book, Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Understanding and Coping With NLD and Asperger's-What Parents and Teachers Need to Know. Her new book, Writer's Toolkit, sold out in the first week after release. She is a dynamic and respected national and international presenter, speaking on ASD and related topics and is a content expert on sensory processing, narrative as a therapeutic modality, social skills programs, autism and related disorders, and using technology to reduce barriers of access to quality care and quality of life for families raising a child with a disability.
Varleisha D. Gibbs, OTD, OTR/L, began her career after receiving her baccalaureate degree in psychology from the University of Delaware. She continued her studies in the field of occupational therapy, receiving her professional degrees from Columbia University and Thomas Jefferson University. At Columbia University, she received a master's of science degree. Her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy was received at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition, several years of her study occurred within the Ph.D. program of Health Sciences at Seton Hall University. As a full-time faculty member at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Dr. Gibbs is an expert in the field of pediatric therapeutic intervention