I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (spd): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition) by Chynna T. LairdI'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (spd): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition) by Chynna T. Laird

I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (spd): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition)

byChynna T. Laird

Paperback | May 8, 2012

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This book was inspired by the author's daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) every day. It was written to validate Jaimie's feelings and to show her other children feel things the way she does. This book can help children with SPD learn how to explain their disorder to others; help peers understand what children with SPD go through; and also help therapists, teachers and/or counselors learn how to talk about it. Helping others learn about children with special needs brings understanding to them and help to make them seem less... different.

New 2nd edition includes suggested activities teachers or caregivers can do with children to help develop a deeper understanding of how SPD "feels" plus new pages on vestibular and proprioception systems.

Praise for I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD:
"This book is a must-read for any parent who has a child suffering with Sensory Processing Disorder. It also helps your child put words to what they are feeling on a daily basis. Teachers and other professionals working with children who have SPD also come to a better understanding of how to help these children."
--Tanya Wilson

"A heart-touching book, written in a straightforward, kid-friendly manner that provides an excellent insight to the trials, frustrations, and new discoveries children with SPD and their families may encounter. This book has assisted in creating an appreciation and acceptance of the unique qualities within all of us, and that we are not 'weird'-we are 'wonderful'!"
--Lillian Baulkham, Grade 3 teacher, Sweet Grass School, Edmonton, Alberta

"When I read Chynna Laird's I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD, I almost cried. Not because the story of a child struggling with severe sensory disorder is so sad, but because the frustration shared by child and family alike before diagnosis is so heart-wrenching. Ms. Laird leaves the reader with a moment of with a moment of joy and a real hope for a brighter tomorrow!"
--C. Hall

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Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Special Needs
Education : Special Education - Communicative Disorders

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Title:I'm Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder (spd): Alexandra's Journey (2nd Edition)Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.06 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:Loving Healing PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615991581

ISBN - 13:9781615991587

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from helping children understand sensory processing issues Do you have any idea what Sensory Processing Disorder is and how it affects people who have it? Alexandra is a young girl who has a problem. Noises, even whispers, hurt her ears. Smells bother her nose, and her food doesn’t taste good. Lights in stores bother her eyes. Things feel bad on her skin. As a result she often screams to block out these frightening things. Sometimes she also spins around or squeezes into tight places. Some people think that she’s weird. What is causing Alexandra’s problems, and what can she and her parents do about them? An Occupational Therapist tells Mama and Daddy that Alexandra has Sensory Processing Disorder or SPD for short. Her brain doesn’t process things the same way that everyone else’s brain does. When she smells something or someone touches her, her brain gets the message but doesn’t understand how to read it. Her brain jumbles up the messages that it receives and gets confused. So she gets scared and screams. They also learn techniques that will help Alexandra to cope with her disorder. When I was on the board of the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo, one of the frequent requests we received was to choose special needs speakers who would help homeschooling parents deal with sensory processing issues in their children. I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD was inspired by author Chynna Laird’s daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) every day. The book, for which Kindle and ePub editions are also available, was written to show those with SPD that there are other children who feel things the way they do. It can help youngsters with SPD learn how to explain their disorder to others; help peers understand what children with SPD go through; and also help therapists, teachers, and/or counselors learn how to talk about it. The new 2nd edition includes some suggested activities which teachers or caregivers can do with children to help develop a deeper understanding of how SPD "feels" plus an interview with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, director of the STAR Center at Denver, CO, and a recognized expert in the field. Alexandra learns that she’s not weird—she just has Sensory Processing Disorder.
Date published: 2014-01-17