(2010) by Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L & Jackie Linder Olson
Everything is easier when your child’s senses are happy!
All of us have a sensory issue at one time or another. Maybe your neighbor’s barking dog bothers you, or it’s the texture of cottage cheese you don’t like. As adults, we adapt to or avoid things without giving them a second thought.
But what about your child’s sensory sensitivities? Maybe he isn’t able to sit still in class because his shirt tag is bothering him. Or your child isn’t able to play with other children because her balance is off. Maybe your child isn’t just a picky eater – it could be that his sensory system needs some special guidance and adjusting. A child’s sensory system affects their ability to learn, play, socialize and function.
Britt Collins, M.S., OTR/L and Jackie Olson – an occupational therapist and parent team – have organized and compiled a wealth of parenting information loaded with useful sensory integration methods, tips, and solutions. They walk parents through everyday situations, from birth through your child’s first 3 years of life, getting to the bottom of a child’s challenging behaviors as they offer simple fixes.