When The Wild Child was first diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in 2008 at age 2, I was in awe of all the information that was available to me online. There were other kids like mine! There were other parents going through the same thing as me!
I can't tell you how excited I was to find Hartley Steiner, who blogs at Hartley's Life With 3 Boys. Hartley's son Gabriel is 8.5 and has been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, as well as having some other challenges. Hartley always has insightful posts packed with helpful information. She's even come up with a downloadable Sensory Accommodation Suggestions Page that she describes as "a tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists who are involved in helping meet the needs of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder in the classroom."
You first note that the book is absolutely gorgeous- the illustrations are vibrant and colorful and eye-catching.
This book contains nine pages of text: an intro, a page for each of the seven senses, and a conclusion. I think the contents and length are just perfect for an elementary-aged child's attention span. Each facing page is colorful and packed with beautiful pictures that illustrate and relate to each of the senses and how SPD may affect it.
I will be purchasing additional copies of this book to share with my OT and with P's teacher- what a great resource!
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. I received no compensation for this post.