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My Sensory Book:
Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children

by Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW

Item: 9781934575215

Format: softcover

Children struggling with sensory integration issues have limited, sometimes even no, ability to do anything else. My Sensory Book: The More I Know About My World, The Better I Will Feel is a workbook designed to assist children with establishing a clearer understanding of their sensory systems and the impact sensory input may have on their emotions. The book provides clear descriptions and specific information about sensory systems and illustrates the link that can exist between sensory input and emotions.

This relationship can be useful in children and adults establishing and understanding the triggers for their strong emotions, which helps make it easier to put strategies in place that may mitigate these feelings and ultimately help them cope more effectively with the world around them. The workbook includes activity opportunities for self exploration in the areas of sensory systems, arousal levels, and emotions and walks children (and their adults) through determining a personal plan for difficult situations.

This text is set up for adults to use with children and older children to use on their own (although adult facilitation may be quite useful).
“This is an outstanding resource for caregivers and children. It clearly and concisely points out how a child’s unique perceptions of sensory information can affect his behaviours and emotions through a well-organised series of vivid vignettes, charts, and worksheets. With this book, Lauren Kerstein provides us with a way to not only understand the child’s sensory world, but also how to make effective intervention judgments.”
- Robin L. Gabriels, Psy.D., The Children’s Hospital, University of Colorado at Denver, & Health Sciences Center

My Sensory Book is an invaluable, practical resource for families, practitioners and children who have experienced and/or witnessed the intense emotions and reactions that children can have to sensory stimuli. This book is written in a family-friendly manner using real-life examples. But unlike other books of a similar nature, it addresses the emotional component of sensory difficulties. The interventions suggested are practical and applicable and written in such a way that even the busiest of families can implement them.”
- Sheri Katzman, Psy.D., licensed clinical psychologist

My Sensory Book is an easy-to-read and accessible book filled with practical suggestions for working with children who have sensory difficulties. Ms. Kerstein emphasises the connection between sensory stimuli and emotions and, in doing so, promotes self-awareness of feelings and behaviour. Creative coping techniques are provided to prevent problematic behaviours that can result from sensory triggers.”
- Judy Reaven, Ph.D., Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, JFK Partners - University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

“If you have a child with sensory processing difficulties, Lauren Kerstein’s My Sensory Book is exactly what you have been looking for. It is well organised, practical, and easy to read, with wonderful strategies for parents, children, and professionals alike. The book includes a clear and straightforward description of sensory challenges and the relationship with emotional regulation, with worksheets and activities to help children better understand their own physical and emotional reactions. Different from other books on sensory dysfunction, My Sensory Book allows the reader to arrive at individualised and real-life strategies and intervention to support children whose sensory difficulties impact their emotions and behaviours. The useful and eye-catching illustrations help both the adult and child understand the material in a meaningful way. I look forward to using this book with my clients and referring it to the families I work with.”
- Nancy Cason, Psy.D., private practice, Denver, Colorado


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