Lindsey Biel is a paediatric occupational therapist in private practice and the co-author of Raising a Sensory Smart Child and co-creator of a sensory processing DVD. In the introduction, she outlines her approach as focussing on optimising her clients’ strengths in order to overcome their challenges. She explains the pervasive effect that sensory processing difficulties can exert in a child’s daily life and links these to tools and strategies that are personalised for individual children.
The book is organised into two main sections, with the first focusing on recognizing sensory processing challenges and the second on using the best research-led clinical strategies and interventions.
The book also includes access to free online resources, details of sensory-specific catalogues and a guide to further reading. There is a useful sensory screening tool for parents, and another for schools that can be downloaded from sensoryprocessingchallenges.com. Biel explains how it is useful for both parents to fill out the form, in order to identify possible discrepancies between their child’s behaviour with different adults and she then provides a guide to making sense of the results.
This book provides a wealth of useful and practical information about how sensory processing issues can affect aspects of functioning and how to manage this effectively.
Title: Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work With Kids and Teens
Author: L. Biel MA, OTR/L
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company