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Understanding Sensory Processing Impairments

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The Explain-it-all Guide for Therapists, Educators, and Parents This easy-to-read guide gives a comprehensive overview of key principles and concepts involved in decreasing and adapting to sensory processing impairments in children and teens. With simple, easy-to-remember concepts and down-to-earth explanations that avoid technical jargon, it helps educators and parents partner more effectively with professionals who use sensory-motor treatment modalities (OT, PT, SLP) at school and at home. It includes a comprehensive assessment inventory of sensory processing impairments commonly occurring in children and teens with ADHD, LD, autism, and related conditions. It clarifies aspects of managing symptoms of these conditions that are often misunderstood and not clearly explained in standard books about “sensory processing disorder.” 


Chapters include:


  • The Four Types of Sensory Processing Impairment
  • Recognize True "Impairment"
  • Use Four Tool Kits
  • Watch Out for Sensory Overload
  • Stop Overload ASAP
  • Watch Out for SPI-driven Misbehavior
  • Develop a Treatment Team
  • Use Six"D" Intervention Categories
  • How to Use the Forms and Appendices


Includes the following reproducible forms:


  • The Taylor Classroom Problem Event Form
  • The Taylor Classroom Sensory Checklist
  • The Taylor Inventory of Sensory Processing Impairment




John Taylor, Ph.D., is the founder and President of www.ADD-plus.com. During his 40-year career as a clinical psychologist, he has treated hundreds of children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder, occurring in most individuals with ADHD and on the autism spectrum. Dr. Taylor is one of the pioneering authorities on sensory processing impairments.


He is the author of more than 40 books and videos on ADHD, and has contributed numerous scientific articles to professional journals including The Journal of Clinical Psychology and ADHD Challenge.






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John Taylor, PhD
8.5 X 11, 60 Pages

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