The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 250 Questions Parents Ask

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.

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By Dawn (De Pere, WI) · ★★★★☆ · August 07, 2011
Very good for those who can't spend hours reading, short and sweet answers to important questions. Great for my husband who is not a big reader. Also good for family members or friends with a family who has a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. Best part about this book, found a summer camp f... ...more
By Melissa (Philadelphia, PA) · ★★☆☆☆ · March 27, 2010
A little too basic, disorganized and somewhat outdated.
However, a few good and succinct ideas for problem solving routines that can be difficult for children with SPD such as toothbrushing, haircuts, trying a variety of foods. ...more