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The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome Their Special Sensory Issuesby Carol Stock Kranowitz
Synopses & Reviews
This delightfully illustrated "chapter book," geared for 8-to-12 year olds, tells the charming tale of five family members and their naughty dog (each with a different sensory processing challenge), and how they get in sync after a tough day. The book is designed with the action of the story in larger print for younger readers to read or hear. Explanations of sensory processing issues are woven throughout the story in regular type for proficient readers to linger over at leisure.
Everyone with sensory issues will find a character with whom to identify. Darwin, 11, is over-responsive to sensory stimulation. Edward, 5, is under-responsive. Teen-aged Carrie has difficulties with dyspraxia. The father, Andy, has sensory discrimination issues. The mother, Betsy, and the dog, Filibuster, are definitely sensory seekers.
The Goodenoughs explain what they need to do to function successfully, and at the end of the day, they all get back in sync. Readers will appreciate descriptions and illustrations of activities that they can replicate in their own homes or classrooms.
The Goodenoughs Get in Sync, first edition, was the winner of an i-Parenting Media Award and was a Finalist for ForeWord Magazine's 2005 Book of the Year for juvenile non-fiction.
This new edition has a new preface and revised introductory chapter to help people understand SPD even more clearly.
A great book FOR kids with sensory issues. Dr. John Taylor expertly helps kids learn to help themselves recognize and deal with the sensory problems they meet in everyday life.
This book represents an introduction to the human senses for kids. It might be your child’s first “read about your own problems” guide. It explains what can go wrong when the brain inappropriately magnifies the messages sense organs send to it.
Making inappropriate responses to sensory input from various senses is commonly referred to as sensory processing disorder, or SPD. The child avoids, resists, or becomes emotionally upset about experiencing sensory awareness, to a level that significantly interferes with a child’s ability to perform the necessary major functions of daily living. This book is a therapy guide for any child with sensory issues.
About the Author
Regarded as an innovator in the field of ADD, John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a family psychologist and father of eight children, three of whom have ADD. His practice has focused for over twenty years on children and adolescents with ADD/ADHD. He authored one of the first books devoted to ADD/ADHD family relationship issues, The Hyperactive Child and the Family.
A prolific developer of techniques and resources for ADD/ADHD as well as a captivating speaker, he has often been featured at conferences and on nationally broadcast talk shows. He has authored numerous books and parent educational materials as well as many articles in professional journals, including the "Sharpening Your Counseling Skills" column in the journal Practical Ideas for Counselors. Taylor is a consultant and writer for the recently published Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-3), Among Dr. Taylor\'s over 200 creative articles, audio and video productions and books are
Table of Contents
Darwin Goodenough, 11, Explains Sensory Processing Disorder 7
Darwin Tells How Filibuster Nabbed His Rabbit’s Foot 29
Edward Goodenough, 5, Tells Why He Went Out the Front Door 35
Carrie Goodenough, 13, Tells About Having a Frizzy Fit 41
Betsy Goodenough, 39, Tells About Finding the Rabbit’s Foot 51
Andy Goodenough, 41, Tells About His Family Getting Back in Sync 59
Darwin Describes Sensory Diet Activities 65
Helpful Websites 77
The Terms We Use to Describe Sensory Processing Disorder 79
Glossary & Index 81
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