Sensory Integration and the Child
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Sensory Integration and the Child, written by Dr. A. Jean Ayers, is one of the best resources written for parents, teachers and therapists explaining sensory integration and how to recognize the signs and symptoms in children. It provides helpful tips, checklists, question-and-answer sections as well as parent resources.
Dr. Ayres began to develop sensory integration theory, as well as the evaluation procedures and intervention strategies that were associated with this framework, in the 1950s. When the book Sensory Integration and Child was first published in the late 1970s, many aspects of her work were becoming more widely known. Although she was a dedicated researcher and educator, Dr. Ayres was foremost a therapist who worked tirelessly to help the children and families who to her therapy clinic. Over and over again, she listened to the frustration parents expressed at not understanding their children’s behavior, often followed by relief at having those problems named and explained, and hope when a plan for intervention was offered. Dr. Ayres wrote this book in order to bring a similar sense of relief and hope to families beyond those who were able to come to her clinic.
Because she recognized that parents commonly went first to doctors, therapists, and teachers for help with the developmental or educational concerns they had about their children, she also wrote this book to help those professionals assist families as well.
Information helpful for children with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), Autism, ADHD and other learning challenges.
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