Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens
Written for parents and teachers, the book offers many examples of how SPD plays out. The 2022 third edition expands information on research, treatments (especially occupational therapy), and "look-alike" disorders including learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism. It suggests a drug-free approach and tips for developing a sensory lifestyle at home and school, bringing help and hope to challenging children and their grown-ups.
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From Stephen's list on the best books about families struggling with mental health.
From Claire's list on the best books about international volunteering.
A poignantly written memoir about a couple’s decision to volunteer in remote Nepal with their three young sons, one with a severe disability. Jane is a doctor and her husband is an engineer, and while they attempt to make a difference in the lives of the people they live and work amongst, they also strive to provide the best possible lives for their children. This includes baby David, whose alternative life is to be stocked up with medication and given daily blood tests in UK hospitals, as an ‘interesting medical case’.
A zoologist by training, Wilson-Howarth’s prose is wonderfully observant of the natural environment, and little David is bound to capture every reader’s heart.
From Claire's list on the best picture books to help children develop good sportsmanship.
Janine is good at lots of things like singing, spelling, and cheering. But she’s not good at sports and is bullied and teased by her competitive classmate, Abbie. Janine runs the race and doesn’t mind being in last place. She’s just glad to participate. When Abbie falls, Janine is the one who stops, helps her up, and together they cross the finish line.
Janine is the best kind of competitor – kind and encouraging as she urges everyone to do their best. Children with different abilities are included in all the activities making this book an inclusive celebration of sportsmanship.