The Sensory-sensitive Child: Practical Solutions For Out-of-bounds Behavior (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 3291128

In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope.

A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component.

Readers Will Learn:

  • The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration
  • How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment
  • How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens"
  • Strategies for handling sensory integration challenges at home, at school, and in twenty-first century kid culture

The result: a happier childhood, a more harmonious family, and a more cooperative classroom. This thoroughly researched, useful, and compassionate guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment and success.

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ISBN 9780060527181
Genre FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
Format Paperback
Pages 282
Publisher Date 2005-05-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Avon A
Copyright Year 2005
Height 7.75 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.45 lb
Language English
Subtitle Practical Solutions For Out-of-bounds Behavior
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Smith, Karen A.
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
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