by Christopher R Auer
The difficult, picky and apparently overly sensitive child in your life
may be struggling with a little-known condition called sensory
processing disorder (SPD). Kids with SPD may seem unduly sensitive to
physical sensations, light and sound, and they may react strongly to
sensory events that adults and other children take in stride or totally
ignore. SPD can make it hard for kids to do well in school, participate
in social events and live peaceably with other family members.
there have been only limited resources for parents of kids with this
condition, but now a child advocate and child psychologist offer this
comprehensive guide to parenting a child with SPD and integrating his or
her care with the needs of the whole family. The book introduces SPD
and offers an overview of what it means to advocate for a child with the
condition. It describes a range of activities that help strengthen
family relationships, improve communication about the disorder and deal
with problem situations and conditions a child with SPD may encounter.
Throughout, the book stresses the importance of whole-family involvement
in the care of a child with SPD, especially the roles fathers play in
care-giving. Many of the book's ideas are illustrated with case stories
that demonstrate how the book's ideas can play out in daily life.