*I received a free copy of Growing Up with Sensory Issues from Sensory World for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Growing Up with Sensory Issues by Jennifer McIlwee Myers
It was the subtitle of Growing Up with Sensory Issues, the Insider Tips from a Woman with Autism that grabbed my attention. I’ve read a lot of books about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), but all of them have been from the perspective of a clinician, therapist, or researcher. I couldn’t wait to read a book that covered SPD from the point-of-view of someone who grew up with it, who still lives with it. I wanted insight into what my daughter experiences every day.
I wasn’t disappointed. Growing Up with Sensory Issues gave me the inside information I was looking for, and Jennifer McIlwee Myers did it with a sense of humor and grace I didn’t expect. I came away with tips for helping my daughter with sensory integration, a better understanding of what it’s like to live in a body that doesn’t do sensory processing well, and an appreciation for Jennifer and her writing. (I’ll be looking for more books she has written!)
This is one of the most parent-friendly books about SPD that I’ve read. Jennifer broke down the complicated terminology and explained it in ways that were easy to understand, even creating some of her own phrases to use in place of the official terms so that the information was easier to make sense of. I highly recommend Growing Up with Sensory Issues: Insider Tips from a Woman with Autism by Jennifer McIlwee Myers.
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