This book represents an introduction to the human senses for kids. It might be your child's first "read about your own problems" guide. It explains what can go wrong when the brain inappropriately magnifies the messages sense organs send to it. Making inappropriate responses to sensory input from various senses is commonly referred to as sensory processing disorder, or SPD. The child avoids, resists, or becomes emotionally upset about experiencing sensory awareness, to a level that significantly interferes with a child's ability to perform the necessary major functions of daily living. This book is a therapy guide for any child with sensory issues.
Regarded as an innovator in the field of ADD, John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a family psychologist and father of eight children, three of whom have ADD. His practice has focused for over twenty years on children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD. He authored one of the first books devoted to ADD/ADHD family relationship issues, The Hyperactive Child and the Family. A prolific developer of techniques and resources for ADD/ADHD as well as a captivating speaker, he has often been featured at conferences and on nationally broadcast talk shows. He has authored numerous books and parent educational materials as well as many articles in professional journals, including the "Sharpening Your Counseling Skills" column in the journal Practical Ideas for Counselors. Taylor is a consultant and writer for the recently published Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-3), Among Dr. Taylor's over 200 creative articles, audio and video productions and books are The Hyperactive Child and the Family A.D.D. School Success Tool Kit Video The Answers to A.D.D.Audiotape Series The Attention Deficit Hyperactive Student at School Anger Control Training For Children and Teens Person to Person: Awareness Techniques Social Skills Solutions Video Why Can't I Eat That? Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child Intimate Encounter Understanding Misbehavior Motivating the Uncooperative Student Family Power Series Counselor Survival Guide Series From Defiance to Cooperation