Sensory Processing 101

Sensory Processing 101


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Whether you are a parent, educator, caregiver, or therapist, this easy-to-read guide is your starting point to gain a better understanding of sensory processing and the body’s sensory systems. You may have heard of Sensory Processing Disorder, but this book is designed to help all children - not just those with a sensory disorder. The truth is that supporting healthy sensory processing is an important part of promoting overall health in every child.

With this comprehensive guide, you get three books in one, including:

*Sensory Processing Explained: An explanation of each sensory system from a therapist’s point of view and from the perspective of a parent and educator

*Sensory Activities: Step-by-step instructions for activities you can use in everyday play with kids at home or at school to support the development of each sensory system

*Sensory Resources: Resources related to sensory processing, including support groups for parents and caregivers of children who have sensory needs, cheat sheets with quick overviews of each sensory system, and more

This full-color sensory guide is different than anything you have read before. It contains:

*Information concisely presented in one place to support sensory needs at home and in the classroom

*Real life stories from the classroom, home, and therapy settings

*Parent friendly language

*Easy to navigate format so you can find the information you need at the right moment

*Extensive list of sensory behaviors with strategies, activities and resources to help you understand your child and address their sensory needs

*Reproducible resources such as red flag checklists, sensory system overviews, quick materials shopping lists for sensory activities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692518366
Publisher: LLA Media LLC
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 189,241
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dayna Abraham is a National Board Certified early childhood educator of 12 years turned homeschooling mom of three.

Founder of Lemon Lime Adventures, a popular parenting site that shares real-life experiences, education activities, and helpful information about Sensory Processing Disorder. Her mission is to remain down to earth while providing ideas for intentional learning experiences ranging from science to sensory play.

Claire Heffron 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.

Pamela Braley 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.

Lauren Drobnjak 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.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
A Note From the Authors


CHAPTER 1: Sensory Processing & Sensory Processing Disorder - An Overview
What is Sensory Processing? A Therapist's Perspective
Sensory Processing Disorder: A Parent and Educator's Point of View
5 Common Myths About Sensory Processing, BUSTED!

CHAPTER 2: The Auditory System
The Auditory System: A Therapist's Perspective
The Auditory System: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 3: The Olfactory System
The Olfactory System: A Therapist's Perspective
The Olfactory System: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 4: Oral Sensory Processing
Oral Sensory Processing: A Therapist's Perspective
Oral Sensory Processing: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 5: The Proprioceptive System
The Proprioceptive System: A Therapist's Perspective
The Proprioceptive System: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 6: The Tactile System
The Tactile System: A Therapist's Perspective
The Tactile System: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 7: The Vestibular System
The Vestibular System: A Therapist's Perspective
The Vestibular System: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 8: The Visual System
The Visual System: A Therapist's Perspective
The Visual System: A Parent and Educator's Point of View

CHAPTER 9: Sensory Processing Concerns and Red Flags
Is it Just a Phase? A Parent's Perspective
3 Signs Your Child's Behaviors Are Not Just a Phase
Red Flags: Recognizing Sensory Problems in Children: A Therapist's Perspective
Sensory Processing Red Flag Behaviors: A Therapist's Perspective
Moving Beyond "Just a Phase" and Getting Help: A Parent's Perspective


Auditory Activities
Sound Lab
DIY Rainstick
Drumming Activities
Blindfold Navigation
Make Your Own Rainstorm

Olfactory Activities
Scented Science Experiment
DIY Diffuser Necklaces
Smell and Feel
DIY Scratch 'n' Sniff Stickers
Calming and Alerting Sugar Scrubs

Oral Sensory Activities
Fruity Yogurt Smoothies
Feather Blowing
Ice Boat Races
Taste Test

Proprioceptive Activities
Bubble Wrap Stomp Art
Tire Run Relay
Couch Cushion Games
Partner Yoga for Kids
Homework/Classwork Warm Up

Tactile Activities
Simple Sensory Bins
Sensory Bags
Simple Sensory Dough Station
Underwater Pearls
Touch and Feel Book

Vestibular Activities
Swing Activities
Animal Walks
Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt
Row, Row, Row, Your Boat
DIY Balance Board

Visual Activities
Mirror, Mirror
Alphabet Sensory Bin
Doodle Guessing Game
Sensory Bottles
I Spy With a Twist

Top Sensory Websites
Recommended Books
Online Support Groups for Parents of Children with Sensory Needs

Alerting and Calming Oral Sensory Activities
Alerting and Calming Olfactory Activities
Sensory Bottles: Quick Reference Guide
Sensory Bins: Quick Reference Guide
Sensory Dough: Quick Reference Guide
Sensory Processing Overview
Heavy Work Chores for Home or School
Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt
Sensory Processing Red Flag Behaviors Checklist
Auditory Sensory Cheat Sheet
Olfactory Sensory Cheat Sheet
Oral Sensory Cheat Sheet
Proprioceptive Sensory Cheat Sheet
Tactile Sensory Cheat Sheet
Vestibular Sensory Cheat Sheet
Visual Sensory Cheat Sheet

Index by Behavior
About the Authors

Customer Reviews