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Book Review: Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration


Book Review: Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration

Numerous experts in Sensory Processing Disorder have put together this booklet offering forms, checklists and practical tools for parents to use. The book includes a number of age-apprropriate worksheets to help you pinpoint the type of sensory issues your child is experiencing. For teachers, the book includes the Balzer-Martin Preschool Screening as well.

What I particularly like about this book is the teacher guide for classroom accommodations and organizing sensory input. In addition, it includes some terrific handouts of Sensory Processing Disorder characteristics to help parents and teachers better understand how SPD may affect your child.

Answers to Questions also won the 2004 Teachers’ Choice Award from Learning Magazine.

Authors include: Jane Koomar, Carol Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut, Lynn Balzer-Martin, Elizabeth Haber and Deanna Iris Sava.

Contents include:

  • What Is Sensory Integration?
  • What Is Occupational Therapy?
  • How to Get the Most Out of Answers to Questions Teachers Ask
  • Comparison of Typical Sensory Processing & Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Organizing Sensory Input and Activities for the Classroom
  • Classroom Accommodation Checklist
  • Infants and Toddlers Checklist (Birth to Age Two)
  • Preschool Checklist (Age Three to Four)
  • School-Age Checklist (Age Five to Twelve)
  • Adult/Adolescent Checklist (Age Twelve and Up)
  • Balzer-Martin Preschool Screening—Teachers Checklist
  • Characteristics of Tactile Dysfunction
  • Characteristics of Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Characteristics of Proprioceptive Dysfunction
  • Characteristics of Visual Dysfunction
  • Characteristics of Auditory Dysfunction
  • Heavy Work Activities List for Teachers

MY TWO CENTS: This book will be a good guide for parents who need a way to connect their child’s behavior with their Sensory Processing Disorder. It will also help guide the dialogue with teachers that your child isn’t trying to be bad or difficult but rather needs help in managing the sensory input around him.

To purchase the book, click here.

Author: Jennifer

Jennifer is a mom evolving as she navigates the waters of parenthood as well as having two children with sensory processing disorder and sharing her knowledge. She writes The Jenny Evolution, Generation iKid and The Sensory Spectrum.

3 thoughts on “Book Review: Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration

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