Meet Harry - a young boy with sensory processing difficulties. Harry invites readers to learn about why he finds it hard to process sensory information effectively, and how even simple thing such as washing, dressing and coping with meal times can be challenging for him. He also talks about difficulties he faces at school and why large groups and loud noises are especially hard. He explains how other people can have different sensory processing issues and talks about what he and those around him can do to help.
This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards and occupational therapists, teachers, parents, family members and friends of those with sensory processing difficulties.
1. What is it like to have sensory processing difficulties?. 2. Touch. 3. Sight. 4. Sound. 5. Taste and smell. 6. Body awareness. 7. Movement. 8. Too much. 9. Too little. 10. Everyday sensory snacks. 11. How can parents help?. 12. How can teachers help?. 13. More help. 14. Some facts. Recommended reading, websites and organisations.
This small book shares a wealth of knowledge and insight developed over the past 50 years by therapists in the field of sensory integration. Sensory processing difficulties are explained from the child's point of view using everyday language, and each page is packed with practical and effective strategies for improving daily life. Information is presented in a child-friendly format, complemented by additional material for parents and teachers. International resources are provided for those who want to go deeper. Strongly recommended!
Sue Allen qualified as an Occupational Therapist from the Welsh School of Occupational Therapy in 1987 and completed her MSc in 2014 with University of Ulster. She is an experienced clinician, clinical researcher and postgraduate lecturer with a focus on families and children dealing with sensory and motor challenges. Sue was Chairman of the Sensory Integration Network from 2007 to 2013 - a not-for-profit organisation that promotes education and research in sensory integration. She now lives and works in Singapore.