This practical guidebook helps parents and professionals prevent, minimize, decrease, treat and adapt to sensory processing impairments in children and teens. Its easy-to- read format provides a comprehensive overview of key principles and concepts. It is ideal for helping parents understand and support therapy interventions given by occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language therapists, special educators and mental health professionals. With down-to- earth explanations that avoid technical jargon, it clarifies aspects of managing sensory processing impairments that are often misunderstood and not clearly explained in standard books on sensory processing. It includes a classroom problem event form, a classroom sensory checklist, and the unique 471-item Taylor Inventory of Sensory Processing Impairment. These impairments occur in conditions such as ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, Tourette syndrome, organic brain syndromes, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and muscle control problems.
Author: John F. Taylor, Ph.D.