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About the Author
Sharon Heller, PhD is a developmental psychologist and college professor specializing in how poor nutrition, internal and external toxicity, drugs, and cranial/sacral misalignment create sensory processing problems, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems, and on how to heal holistically. She is the bestselling author of Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast. She received her master's degree from the University of Chicago and PhD from Loyola University of Chicago. For many years she suffered debilitating sensory defensiveness, head pressure, head fog, poor balance, visual processing problems, weakness, digestive problems and fatigue for which conventional medicine could offer neither diagnosis nor treatment. She was told and assumed that her problems were largely from anxiety. Psychotropic medication had a minor impact in helping to reduce some distress but, suffering side effects, she promptly stopped. Something was very wrong but what? Exploring various holistic modalities, she slowly discovered the causes and treatments for her symptoms. Sequelae from head trauma suffered twenty years earlier drove her neurological symptoms, while Epstein Barr virus, Candida overgrowth, mercury poisoning and adrenal exhaustion drove her physical symptoms, all of which were compounded by unrelenting distress. Neurocranial restructuring, biocranial therapy, magnetic resonance therapy, acupuncture and other alternative therapies, along with a raw food diet, detoxification, yoga, qi gong, and painting (see www.anya.artspan.com) helped to heal and transform her life. You too can heal!
Table of ContentsPreface – by Dr. Sharon Heller 1. A Quick Confession (or How to Read This Book) 2. Living in a Sensory World 3. The Senses, Demystified 4. Sensory Issues, Clarified 5. The Neurological Traffic Jam 6. Sensory Issues Across the Lifespan 7. Treatment, Tools, and Techniques 8. Sensory Issues in SPD and ASD 9. Putting it All Together Reference List Glossary Acknowledgements About the Author
What People are Saying About This
Digging for information about adults with SPD? Eureka! You’ve struck gold! In this gem of a book, Rachel will gently, wisely, humorously help you unearth and sift through the "bits and pieces, the particularities and the behaviors” of your sensory life. With extrasensory grace gained through her own experiences growing up with SPD, and in her sparkling writing style, she will help you at last to understand your sensory issues and how to address them.
- Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
Author of The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up
Rachel describes her own difficulties with sensory processing problems, and she provides insight into the sensory over-sensitivities that are experienced by many people.
- Temple Grandin, PhD, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain
There is nothing more satisfying than hearing about your problem from someone who has it and is dealing with it well. Rachel is open, interesting and full of good suggestions. By the end of the book, you’ll feel like you just got a new BFF.
- Barbara Sher, MS, OTR, author of Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I highly recommend Making Sense to everyone in the SPD community as well as to professionals who wish to gain a greater perspective on this potentially debilitating condition. Rachel Schneider has written a book that is amazing, insightful and entertaining all at once. To read this book is to see for the first time through the eyes of an SPDer. She gently and adeptly guides us through her SPD world while explaining the many nuances about how the environment can be both friend and foe. As a parent of a grown child who has SPD, I can say that reading this book has brought me even closer to her. Thank you so much, Rachel, for sharing your knowledge with us.
Making Sense is a terrific introduction to folks trying to get their head around just what Sensory Processing Disorder is and how it can affect someone. Written in a straight forward manner but with the humor only Rachel can add (as someone who suffers from SPD herself), I highly recommend this book to anyone new to the sensory community.
Loved the book! Very skillfully written in a way that it was easy to grasp the concepts and terminology of SPD. Even by someone breezing through it to better understand a loved one or themselves.Through artfully described metaphors, visualization techniques , and adeptly employed humor by Rachel S.Schneider on her own trials and tribulations of navigating a sensory world, at times it felt more like a novel depicting a very familiar and relatable character we need to love and accept for who they are, ourselves.