Reviewer: Allison Martin
Sensory integration problems affect the mood, development and education of many babies and children, and yet chances are you have never heard of it unless your child is examined by an occupational therapist. This is the most up-to-date book about identifying and treating sensory dysfunction issues now available.
The Out-of-Sync Child begins with descriptions of what sensory integration is and explains how problems with handling sensory input can manifest themselves. Discussions of the three categories of sensory function are provided - tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive - along with examples of children who have difficulties with these sensory functions in a preschool or home setting. Several very useful checklists are provided to help you determine if you child has any of these sensory integration problems. The book concludes with a lengthy description of exercises and activities that a parent or therapist can do with a child to assist them in becoming less bothered by sensory issues. Parents, teachers and therapists will find the diagnostic checklists of sensory dysfunction and the sensory integration activities to be extremely beneficial.
The discussions of sensory integration issues are clear and do not contain confusing jargon; the author makes great use of checklists, charts and other easy to use formats. My only caveat is taht motor dysfunction is sometimes described as sensory integration dysfunction, but I expect this is because occupational therapists providing SI therapy also address these issues as well. I highly recommend this book for parents and teachers inovlved with children who have sensory integration issues.
Quotes from the book:
ADHD | Adoption | Allergies and Asthma | Autism |Behavior | Cerebral Palsy
Learning Disabilities | Parenting (Special Needs) | Parenting (General)
Prematurity | Seizures | Sensory Integration | Speech | Vision
Children's Disabilities Information www.childrensdisabilities.info