(2022) SPD’S Effect On Eating

November-January issue of Autism Digest.

Read about how sensory processing challenges can affect eating, and find some suggestions to help out-of-sync children who are picky eaters.

Read the article here.

(2022) That Pesky D in SPD

August-September issue of Autism Digest.

Time to change the “D” in “SPD”!  Sensory Processing Differences is more accurate and inclusive than the terms Sensory Processing Disorder or Dysfunction.  The fact that a child avoids swings or craves messy play may mean that she processes senses atypically, not that she is abnormal, has mental illness, or can’t function in daily life.

Read the article here.

(2022) Review of “The Out-of-Sync Child,” 3rd ed., at Epidemic Answers

Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., LPC, says, “Carol has updated her guidebook to help a new generation of caregivers and educators discover and understand what could be a missing piece of their children’s complicated puzzle…. Even if you already have [an earlier version], you need this one, too.”  Click to read the review  (on the website of Epidemic Answers at www.epidemicanswers.org).

(2022) Review of the new 3rd edition of “The Out-of-Sync Child”

Lelanie Brewer, of Sensory Integration Education, says, “Overall, it is great to see this old favourite book updated with new terminology and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who has an involvement with an individual with Sensory Processing differences.”  Read her review of the 3rd edition of The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences.

(2022) Luke’s Family Shares A SECRET: Problem-Solving with Lucy Jane Miller’s Method

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May-July issue of Autism Digest (formerly Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest).

Luke wanted to join his classmates’ overnight camping trip but knew the sensory overload would be too challenging.  Using the problem-solving method called A SECRET, he and his OT, parents and teacher made modifications that let Luke attend and enjoy the outing.  Learn how you can make small changes that make a big difference in a child’s daily life.

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(2022) Jeffrey: From Worrisome Childhood to Wonderful Adulthood

February-April issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Jeffrey has mild autism.  Read about some of the highs and lows in his life, from baby days through toddler years, elementary school and high school days, and now his college experience.

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(2021) Spencer Figures It Out

November 2021-January 2022 issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.

Spencer overcomes boyhood Lyme disease and sensory processing challenges, becoming a healthy, energetic young man, eager to use his skills as an embedded hardware engineer.

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(2021) Positive Speaking

August-October issue of Autism Asperger’s Sensory Digest.   The school bus is coming, your child can’t find her homework, you get angry, and the day begins on a negative note.  Use positive speaking to turn this scene into a rewarding learning experience.

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(2021) A fun way to get kids moving!

Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, says, “These mini-moves provide sensory, perceptual, and motor ‘snacks’ that feed kids day after day in a fun and easy way!”

(2021) “A Year of Mini-Moves” makes life easier (and more fun)!

Kelly Beins, BHSc, OTR/L, says, “What a great way to help people translate ideas into real life! Screen-free so kids can connect with their bodies, and the format makes it simple and practical for parents or therapists to implement! It’s easily adaptable too, which I appreciate as a therapist AND a parent. This is sure to be a go-to resource for many!”