A guide for friends, family and professionals (2015) by Sue Allen
Meet Harry – a young boy with sensory processing difficulties. Harry invites readers to learn about why he finds it hard to process sensory information effectively, and how even simple things such as washing, dressing and coping with meal times can be challenging for him.
He also talks about difficulties he faces at school and why large groups and loud noises are especially hard. He explains how other people can have different sensory processing issues and talks about what he and those around him can do to help.
This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and up and occupational therapists, teachers, parents, family members and friends of those with sensory processing difficulties.
“This simple book will provide some relief – the relief that comes with understanding. At last, this difficulty has a name, and I can have a bit of insight into what is going through my chld’s mind when they respond in some of these ways. Sue Allen has written the perfect primer on this condition. It is a great stepping stone for all of us to be better-positioned to help our children.” – Jamie O’Connor, homeschooling mother of 5
“This small book shares a wealth of knowledge and insight developed over the past 50 years by therapists in the field of sensory integration. Sensory processing difficulties are explained from the child’s point of view using everyday language, and each page is packed with practical and effective strategies for improving daily life. Information is presented in a child-friendly format, complemented by additional material for parents and teachers. International resources are provided for those who want to go deeper. Strongly recommended!” – Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor at the University of New Mexico, Occupational Therapy Graduate Program