Sensitive Sam by Marla Roth-Fisch
Update: The winner of Sensitive Sam is Michelle C.!
Sensitive Sam by Marla Roth-Fisch won the Creative Toy Awards 2009 Book of the Year Award. As the parent of a child with Sensory Processing Disorder, I was excited to see it arrive in my box of review materials from Future Horizons and Sensory World.
As a member of the blogger review team for Future Horizons/Sensory World, I received a free copy of Sensitive Sam in exchange for an honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details.
Sensitive Sam is a picture book for children. The language is simple, and the graphics help to explain the story. The book begins with descriptions of a little boy who has difficulty with almost everything because nothing feels right to him. His parents are concerned, and after a particularly difficult day at school, his teacher calls his parents in and discusses the possibility of Sensory Processing Disorder with them. They are referred to an occupational therapist, who watches Sam play and diagnoses him with SPD. Then Sam begins therapy to help him with sensory regulation. The story has a happy ending, offering hope to parents and children.
My family and I enjoyed reading this book. I especially like that it explains SPD in a way that is clear and easy for everyone to understand.
My daughter has benefited greatly from occupational therapy for SPD. Her therapists have been amazing and have taught us how to help her at home with sensory activities and by changing things we already do so they meet her needs better. This partnership between therapist and families, along with the improvement experienced from seeking help and following the plan, is communicated very positively in Sensitive Sam.
If you’re looking for a way to explain Sensory Processing Disorder to others, this is a great tool to use!
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of Sensitive Sam from Future Horizons in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. I received no other compensation for this review.
Future Horizons has agreed to give a copy of Sensitive Sam away to one of you!
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