The Sensory Sensitive Child

The Sensory Sensitive Child
Author: Karen A. Smith,Karen R. Gouze
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-05-03
ISBN: 9780060527181
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sensory Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope. A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component. Readers Will Learn: The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens" Strategies for handling sensory integration challenges at home, at school, and in twenty-first century kid culture The result: a happier childhood, a more harmonious family, and a more cooperative classroom. This thoroughly researched, useful, and compassionate guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment and success.

The Sensory Sensitive Child

The Sensory Sensitive Child
Author: Karen A. Smith, PhD,Karen R. Gouze, PhD
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 0061751472
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sensory Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope. A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component. Readers Will Learn: The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens" Strategies for handling sensory integration challenges at home, at school, and in twenty-first century kid culture The result: a happier childhood, a more harmonious family, and a more cooperative classroom. This thoroughly researched, useful, and compassionate guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment and success.

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child
Author: JULIE B. ROSENSHEIN
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN: 1452566917
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

Ms. Rosenshein provides a hands-on approach for helping you and your highly sensitive child. In Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child you will find solutions that work and are easy to apply to home life, school life and your child’s emotional world. You will also learn: What a highly sensitive child is and how it ties into ADHD The 4 types of sensitive children Tips & Tools for helping your sensitive child make it in a less than sensitive world

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child
Author: Lara Clegg
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-01-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising a Highly Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

As a caring parent, it is your priority to understand if your child is among the 20% of children born with a nervous system highly aware and quick to react to everything. "The childhood of someone who is not recognized as a Highly Sensitive Child is very difficult, and unconditional love for your children is not enough: you need to be prepared and know exactly how to raise them."- Lara Clegg As a psychotherapist specializing in supporting children ages 3 to 17, Lara Clegg has written this book to help Highly Sensitive Children and their parents (whether they are highly sensitive themselves or not) make the most of this magnificent gift. "It is no use explaining to them that they are "too sensitive" or "too shy" or "too intense" because it will make them feel inadequate and they will try to change and when they fail to do so they will feel increasingly isolated and overwhelmed with shame." - Lara Clegg This unnecessary suffering, which the child will carry for the rest of his or her life, can be saved by taking the right approach. Lara Clegg's "Raising a Highly Sensitive Child" book approaches hypersensitivity in children in 19 chapters, which are bundled into 3 parts: PART I - Understanding and Recognising Symptoms PART II - Best Parenting Strategies in Practice PART III - Best Tips to Help your Kid Handle this Gift After reading this book, you can recognize all the symptoms that your Highly Sensitive Child has developed (such as discomfort to loud noises, Sensory Processing Disorder, anxiety, insomnia, Environmental and Emotional Sensitivity) helping him/her in his/her little big challenges, such as the proper integration in the school environment and building true and lasting relationships. Remember: a properly supported highly sensitive child will be a balanced and happy adult.

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child
Author: James Williams,Lucy Skye
Publsiher: Family Feelings Press
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN: 1507880022
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

It's not easy to be a highly sensitive child. Nor is it always easy to raise, care for, guide and teach a highly sensitive child. This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.

The Highly Sensitive Child

The Highly Sensitive Child
Author: Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2002-10-08
ISBN: 0767913906
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highly Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

The bestselling author and psychologist whose books have topped 240,000 copies in print now addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers. With the publication of The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron became the first person to identify the inborn trait of “high sensitivity” and to show how it affects the lives of those who possess it. Up to 20 percent of the population is born highly sensitive, and now in The Highly Sensitive Child, Aron shifts her focus to highly sensitive children, who share the same characteristics as highly sensitive adults and thus face unique challenges as they grow up. Rooted in Aron’s years of experience as a psychotherapist and her original research on child temperament, The Highly Sensitive Child shows how HSCs are born deeply reflective, sensitive to the subtle, and easily overwhelmed. These qualities can make for smart, conscientious, creative children, but with the wrong parenting or schooling, they can become unusually shy or timid, or begin acting out. Few parents and teachers understand where this behavior comes from–and as a result, HSCs are often mislabeled as overly inhibited, fearful, or “fussy,”or classified as “problem children” (and in some cases, misdiagnosed with disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder). But raised with proper understanding and care, HSCs are no more prone to these problems than nonsensitive children and can grow up to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. In this pioneering work, parents will find helpful self-tests and case studies to help them understand their HSC, along with thorough advice on: • The challenges of raising an highly sensitive child • The four keys to successfully parenting an HSC • How to soothe highly sensitive infants • Helping sensitive children survive in a not-so-sensitive world • Making school and friendships enjoyable With chapters addressing the needs of specific age groups, from newborns through teens, The Highly Sensitive Child delivers warmhearted, timely information for parents, teachers, and the sensitive children in their lives.

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children
Author: Matt Mielnick
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1784505684
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders in Children Book Excerpt:

Everything we know about the world we live in starts with information we take in through the senses. This book explains the way our sensory system works and shows how small inefficiencies in this complex system can have a huge impact on a child's behaviour. Through easily relatable examples and metaphors, the book describes the variety of sensory processing differences that can occur in children in a jargon-free way and offers practical advice to help manage these differences. It explains how children's varying sensory thresholds - the point where a behavioural response to a stimuli is generated - affects the way they view the world. Each section includes occupational therapy evaluations of children with a range of sensory thresholds, and shows how this influences their behaviour through professional observation reports, offering a summary and recommendation for each child. Presented with a clear focus, without long lists of syndromes and symptoms, this is the ideal starting point for parents and professionals working with children with sensory processing issues.

Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder
Author: Christopher R. Auer,Susan L. Blumberg
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2006-12
ISBN: 1572244631
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder Book Excerpt:

Describes the symptoms of sensory processing disorder, and helps parents design a treatment and behavioral plan for children suffering from the illness, including information on schoolwork, social events, and family relationships.

The Highly Intuitive Child

The Highly Intuitive Child
Author: Catherine Crawford
Publsiher: Hunter House
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2009-02
ISBN: 0897935098
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highly Intuitive Child Book Excerpt:

Provides guidance for raising intuitive children, including techniques to prevent sensory overload and reduce stresss, advice on when and how to seek profesional help, and how to minimize other every day challenges they face.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book
Author: Tara Delaney
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 1402235453
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book Book Excerpt:

Q&A Is there medication for sensory processing disorder? How can occupational therapy help? What advice can I give my child's teacher? Can you "outgrow" sensory processing disorder? How can we make social situations less of an ordeal? What are some therapeutic activities I can do with my child? It is estimated that more than 10 percent of children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder characterized by the misinterpretation of everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. For many children, SPD can lead to academic struggles, behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and other issues. The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book is a reassuring, authoritative reference, providing sound advice and immediate answers to your most pressing questions about SPD, such as: What is sensory processing? Does SPD affect social skills? Can you see sensory processing difficulties in an infant? What is Sensory Integration Therapy? Is SPD a sign of autism? Are there tests for SPD? How do I get a prescription for occupational therapy? How do I teach my child to understand his sensory needs? Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book helps you fully understand SPD, conquer your fears, and seek help for your child when necessary.

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child
Author: Elena Jinkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-04-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child Book Excerpt:

Do you know what it takes to raise well a highly sensitive child? Are you confident that you can help your child reach their maximum potential while also keeping them healthy and happy? If you are not quite sure about how to do so, then this book is the right choice for you. Highly sensitive children (HSCs) are often misunderstood not just by their peers but also by their family, teachers, and caretakers. Many tend to mislabel them as shy or cold. Others think of them as slow or crybabies. Some may even view high sensitivity as a disorder that should be treated. However, these assumptions are both incorrect and harmful to the growth and development of HSCs. Fortunately, more and more parents are becoming aware of this issue-thanks in part to the growing research about how to better understand HSCs, how to guide them through different kinds of challenges and real-life situations, and how to nurture them into becoming the best versions of themselves. It's good that you are now paying more attention to this matter. However, note that the parenting strategies that will be discussed in this book require the support of the other members of your family, your friends, and the teachers who will be taking care of your child while they are at school. After all, as the famous saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child." Most importantly, you need to get your HSC to cooperate with you. None of these strategies would work if you did not take the time to explain what high sensitivity truly means, how it could affect the different aspects of their being, and how you could help them handle or cope better with the challenges they would face in day-to-day life. Backed by years of research by several child development experts, this book shall serve as an objective guide for you as a parent of a highly sensitive child. Throughout the chapters, you will learn: How to differentiate high sensitivity from other conditions, such as autism, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD Effective parenting strategies to help your HSC thrive in various situations Tips on how to guide your HSC to developing necessary life skills and abilities Guidelines for both you and your child's teachers to ensure your HSC will have a successful, safe, and fulfilling school life A lot of the issues and challenges faced by HSCs stem from the lack of understanding about the true nature of the high sensitivity trait. Do not be one of those people who simply rely on labels and assume things about these children. As repeatedly explained by renowned HSP expert Dr. Elaine Aron, high sensitivity is a normal and innate trait. Like other personality traits, it has its advantages and drawbacks. Your role as a parent to a child who possesses this trait is to nurture and guide them-not change or mold them into the kind of person that your culture or society believes they should be. So, if you agree with this and you want to know more about the proper ways to raise a highly sensitive child, add this book to your cart now and start learning the various parenting strategies that could do wonders for your HSC.

The Sensory Processing Diet

The Sensory Processing Diet
Author: Chynna Laird
Publsiher: Loving Healing Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1615995218
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sensory Processing Diet Book Excerpt:

As a mom of a newly diagnosed child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), I relentlessly sought experts in SPD, as well as top nutritionists, biopsychologists, and neurologists. I figured that if I understood the major functions of the brain, and how it's supposed to take in, process and respond to stimulation, I could discover how SPD interferes with these functions. Understanding the whole picture - the combination of body, brain and nutritional health - led me to embrace the "Sensory Diet." In this book, I share the keys of a well-balanced nutritional diet and the activities and exercises that truly work. Use the resources in this book to create a whole picture of your own child's conditions and customize a Sensory Diet for him/her. "If you're the parent, teacher, relative or friend of a sensory kid, The Sensory Processing Diet will give you unique insight into his or her world. Reading it was a breath of fresh air, as I could relate to so many of her parenting struggles and found her recommended interventions to be both doable and helpful." --CAMERON KLEIMO, sensory mom "Chynna Laird has written a sensational book about a little known disorder, but one that is becoming increasingly more identified in children. As a child psychologist, I found the book to be interesting, informative and complete. I recommend it highly to parents and professionals. I loved it." --LAURIE ZELINGER, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist, author of Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me "I work with many children in play therapy that also experience sensory issues. The Sensory Diet gives an in-depth look at contributors to SPD, what types of treatments are available and adjustments families can make so that a child with SPD can cope in life in a way that he/she hasn't understood before. I wholeheartedly recommend it to therapists and parents." --JILL OSBORNE, EDS, LPC, CPCS, RPTS, author of Sam Feels Better Now! CHYNNA LAIRD – is a mother of four, a freelance writer, blogger, editor and award-winning author. Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), mental and/or emotional struggles and other special needs. She's authored two children's books, two memoirs, a parent-to-parent resource book, a Young Adult novella, a Young Adult paranormal/suspense novel series, two New Adult contemporary novels and an adult suspense/thriller. Website: www.chynnalairdauthor.ca From Loving Healing Press www.LHPRess.com

Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation

Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation
Author: Ruth Goldfinger Golomb,Suzanne Mouton-Odum
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN: 1462527027
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation Book Excerpt:

Sensory processing difficulties can lead to puzzling, hard-to-treat emotional and behavioral challenges in children and adolescents. For example, children who can't filter normal background sounds may seem anxious, those oversensitive to touch may seem phobic, and those who seek sensory input may appear hyperactive. Filled with case vignettes, this highly informative guide helps mental health clinicians recognize and address sensory dysregulation that may co-occur with or be misdiagnosed as anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other psychological or behavioral problems. In rich detail, the authors illustrate how to modify cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based interventions to meet this population's unique needs and make treatment more effective. Reproducible clinical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

The Highly Sensitive Parent

The Highly Sensitive Parent
Author: Elaine N. Aron
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 0806540605
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highly Sensitive Parent Book Excerpt:

First, she taught you the value of your highly sensitive nature in her bestselling classic The Highly Sensitive Person. Now, Dr. Elaine Aron is back to teach you how to utilize your sensitivity to tackle a new challenge: Parenthood. Parenting is the most valuable and rewarding job in the world, and also one of the most challenging. This is especially true for highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive parents are unusually attuned to their children. They think deeply about every issue affecting their kids and have strong emotions, both positive and negative, in response. For highly sensitive people, parenting offers unique stresses—but the good news is that sensitivity can also be a parent’s most valuable asset, leading to increased personal joy and a closer, happier relationship with their child. Dr. Elaine Aron, world-renowned author of the classic The Highly Sensitive Person and other bestselling books on the trait of high sensitivity, has written an indispensable guide for these parents. Drawing on extensive research and her own experience, she helps highly sensitive parents identify and address the implications of their heightened sensitivity, offering: • A self-examination test to help parents identify their level of sensitivity • Tools to cope with overstimulation • Advice on dealing with the negative feelings that can surround parenting • Ways to manage the increased social stimulation and interaction that comes with having a child • Techniques to deal with shyness around other parents • Insight into the five big problems that face highly sensitive parents in relationships—and how to work through them Highly sensitive people have the potential to be not just good parents, but great ones. Practical yet warm and positive, this groundbreaking guide will show parents how to build confidence, awareness, and essential coping skills so that they—and their child—can thrive on every stage of the parenting journey. “This book is filled with validating, healing and empowering information about how to navigate one of the most important roles of our lives while being highly sensitive. It changed my life in the most healing and empowering ways.” —Alanis Morissette, artist, activist, teacher

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder
Author: Roya Ostovar
Publsiher: Future Horizons
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1935274074
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder Book Excerpt:

Shockingly, one in every 20 children experiences symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD Foundation). Here, Ostovar provides clear explanations, up-to-date research, and step-by-step strategies on this disorder.

The Highly Sensitive Brain

The Highly Sensitive Brain
Author: Bianca P. Acevedo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN: 0128182520
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highly Sensitive Brain Book Excerpt:

The Highly Sensitive Brain is the first handbook to cover the science, measurement, and clinical discussion of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), a trait associated with enhanced responsivity, awareness, depth-of-processing and attunement to the environment and other individuals. Grounded in theoretical models of high sensitivity, this volume discusses the assessment of SPS in children and adults, as well as its health and social outcomes. This edition also synthesizes up-to-date research on the biological mechanisms associated with high sensitivity, such as its neural and genetic basis. It also discusses clinical issues related to SPS and seemingly-related disorders such as misophonia, a hyper-sensitivity to specific sounds. In addition, to practical assessment of SPS embedded throughout this volume is discussion of the biological basis of SPS, exploring why this trait exists and persists in humans and other species. The Highly Sensitive Brain is a useful handbook and may be of special interest to clinicians, physicians, health-care workers, educators, and researchers. Presents a neurobiological perspective of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) Provides assessment criteria and measurement tools for highly sensitive children and adults Discusses the health and social outcomes of being highly sensitive in children and adults Examines clinical issues related to high sensitivity Offers practical applications and a future vision for integrating high sensitivity in our society

10 Steps to Reducing Your Child s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum

10 Steps to Reducing Your Child s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Michelle Garnett,Dr Anthony Attwood,Louise Ford,Julia Cook,Stefanie Runham
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 1787753263
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Steps to Reducing Your Child s Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum Book Excerpt:

Recognising, expressing and understanding emotions helps young children make sense of their life experiences. Children diagnosed with autism can have significant difficulties with recognising and processing emotions which can lead to high levels of anxiety as they struggle to make sense of the unpredictable world around them. The 'Fun with Feelings' programme is designed to help parents support their children with emotional regulation and to decrease anxiety. This guide is structured around 10 stages. The initial four stages prepare parents to implement the programme with their child. These stages help parents understand the causes of anxiety and provide practical strategies for creating a toolbox to reduce anxiety. The final six stages are used in conjunction with Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum: A CBT Activity Book for Kids Age 4-8, allowing parents to support their child while working through the activity book. Written by world-leading experts in the field, 10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provides the steppingstones for parents of young children with autism to better understand their child's emotional skill set and empower them to understand and articulate their feelings.

Allergy Sense

Allergy Sense
Author: Author 1
Publsiher: Quivertree Publications
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 192842919X
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allergy Sense Book Excerpt:

A passionate team: an allergy specialist, a paediatric dietician, and an occupational therapist collaborate in developing a practical way to guide you, sorting the noise from the science and helping your family thrive. Includes over 70 delicious foolproof recipes using simple and inspiring ingredient combinations with minimal equipment and quick preparation times.

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia ADHD Autism and Other Learning Disabilities

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia  ADHD  Autism  and Other Learning Disabilities
Author: Lisa A. Kurtz
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1843108658
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia ADHD Autism and Other Learning Disabilities Book Excerpt:

Offers practical strategies and advice for helping children with coordination difficulties.

Sensitive Sam

Sensitive Sam
Author: Marla Roth-Fisch
Publsiher: Future Horizons
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1932565868
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensitive Sam Book Excerpt:

This book brings to life the story of Sam, whose over-sensitivity creates chaos and frustration in his life. Sam's various sensory sensitivities adversely affect Sam's experiences, both at home and in the classroom. He walks readers through his typical day of sensory blunders (which many kids and families may find all too familiar!). Finally, at the suggestion of Sam's teacher, his parents take Sam to see an occupational therapist. Sam describes the process in a non-threatening, child's perspective that is sure to sooth young readers who may be facing the same challenges. Appropriate for children, families, and professionals.