Have you ever wished you could understand your kids better?
Or better yet have you wished you could give them the language they need to tell you why they are behaving the way they are?
If so, you’re not alone. Most parents and teachers wish they knew why kids act the way they do.
What if we told you that we have a key that can help you unlock the mystery of kids’ behaviors?
Drawing on years of experience in education and pediatric occupational and physical therapy as well as the experience of a parent of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder, the authors of Sensory Processing 101 created this resource to:
Explain sensory processing and the body’s sensory systems
Share sensory play ideas to teach kids about how their sensory systems work
Provide easy-to-read sensory resources
Spread the word about sensory preferences
Highlight the importance of multi-sensory play for participation and engagement
Help others connect with kids through the power of the sensory systems
"What a practical, reassuring, visually appealing, lovely book! Not just an excellent introductory “101” course on SPD, this is also an “All-in-One” resource book, with its engaging activities and reproducible review pages to slip in your pocket or share with others who care for children with sensory challenges."
Carol Stock Kranowitz, author, The Out-of-Sync Child
"I am really excited about this book because I know it is going to help parents like me. As a mom of three boys, our family has dealt with our share of sensory processing issues. Even though I am a Physical Therapist, I didn't initially identify the cause of the problem which lead to frustration and tantrums. Once we knew what it was and what to do, everything changed for the better."
Holly Homer, MPT, founder of Kids Activities Blog and co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!
Dayna Abraham is a National Board Certified early childhood teacher turned homeschooling mom of three. She started blogging at Lemon Lime Adventures to share her real-life experiences with homeschooling and supporting her son with Sensory Processing Disorder as well as to share life’s sweet and sour moments. Her mission is to remain down to earth while providing ideas for intentional learning experiences ranging from science to sensory play. Visit Lemon Lime Adventures.
Claire Heffron, Pam Braley, and Lauren Drobnjak
Claire Heffron and Lauren Drobnjak are practicing pediatric occupational and physical therapists who blog at The Inspired Treehouse. Pam Braley, also an occupational therapist, is a co-creator and contributor to The Inspired Treehouse.
Claire holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of North Carolina and has been practicing in public and specialized school-based settings for 10 years.
Lauren graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She has practiced for more than 15 years in both clinical and school-based settings.
Pam holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University and has 18 years experience practicing in pediatric clinical and school-based settings.
Claire, Lauren, and Pam use outcome- and evidence-based techniques to evaluate and treat children with a wide range of diagnoses and developmental delays. The three therapists also share a passion for promoting healthy development for all children by providing information, activities for kids, and resources at The Inspired Treehouse. Visit The Inspired Treehouse.