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Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges

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ISBN-10: 1935274074

ISBN-13: 9781935274070

Edition: N/A

Authors: Roya Ostovar

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List price: $22.95
Publisher: Future Horizons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Roya Ostovar, PhD, is a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has served as a consultant to many schools on developing effective programs for students with special needs. She resides in Newton, MA.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Sensory Processing Disorder Is
What It's Like to Have SPD
What We Know about SPD
Strategies to Help Parents
What Is SPD?
Problem Child or SPD?
No Recognition for a Real Disorder
Whom SPD Affects and How
The Three Types of SPD
Mixed Subtypes
What the Research Tells Us about SPD
Other Research Possibilities
What It's Like to Have SPD
What Causes SPD?
How to Step into Your Child's Shoes
Real Stories of Kids with SPD
Case Study: Samantha, Age 8-Difficulty with Speech, Movement, and Touch
Case Study: Oliver, Age 5-Difficulty with Speech and Movement
Understanding SPD as a Form of Stress
One Reaction Does Not Fit All
How Stress Affects Our Bodies
Stressed Out and Shut Down
When Stress Interferes with Thinking
Soldiering On, Fleeing, and Fighting
Different Types of Stress
Reliving a Stressful Event Again and Again
What Studies Tell Us about Understanding Stress-and SPD
Three Effects of Stress on the Immune System
A Predisposition for Stress and SPD
Helping Your Child Every Day and at Special Events
Religious and Cultural Holidays
Find Out the Five W's of the Event
Tips for Religious and Cultural Holidays
Weddings and Funerals
The Wedding Planner
Funerals
Vacations
Grocery and Department Stores
Comparative Shopping
Sports Events
At the Game
After the Game
A Child's Birthday Party
The Invitation Arrives
Your Child Is at the Party
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment-Where to Begin
Make a List of Your Concerns
Fill Out a Symptom Checklist
Get a Referral to an Occupational Therapist
Educate Yourself about SPD
Find an Occupational Therapist Trained to Assess and Treat SPD
Connect with Community, Local Organizations, Other Families
The Assessment Process: What You Need to Know
What a Sample Evaluation Looks Like
Relevant History
Behavioral Observations
Recommendations
Sample Occupational Therapy Sensory Evaluation
What Is a Sensory Diet?
Suggested Sensory Diet Activities
What You Can Expect from Treatment
Sensory Integration Therapy
How to Help Create a Sensory-Friendly Classroom
The Effect of SPD on Learning and Functioning at School
Creating Sensory-Friendly Classrooms
Convincing Schools to Help Your Child
Behavior as a Form of Communication
Case Study: Ray-Avoiding Embarrassment by Acting Out
Case Study: Ali's Story-Fear of Failure
Communicating with Your Child's School
The Difference between SPD and Look-Alike Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Autism
Asperger Syndrome
Nonverbal Learning Disorder
The Learning Disorders
Attention-Dehcit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Individual Treatment for Similar Symptoms
Children with Bipolar Disorder
How Behavioral Challenges Play a Role
Case Study: Emily, Age 6-Mood Instability
A Helpful Tool-A Developmental History Form
Typical Developmental Stages in Children
Understanding Your Child's Development
Piaget's Developmental Theory
Sensorimotor Stage
Preoperational Stage
The Concrete Operational Stage
How an Art Project Can Act as a Sensory Feast
Formal Operations
CDC Development Milestones for Children
Important Milestones by the End of 3 Months
Important Milestones by the End of 7 Months
Important Milestones by the End of 12 Months
Important Milestones by the End of 2 Years
Important Milestones by the End of 3 Years
Important Milestones by the End of 4 Years
Important Milestones by the End of 5 Years
Notes
Resources
Books
Videos
Web Sites
Organizations
Index