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This is Gabriel Making Sense of School: A Book About Sensory Processing Disorder
This is Gabriel Making Sense of School provides a look into the challenges children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) face in the classroom. This easy to read and beautifully illustrated picture book gives teachers, parents and students a better understanding of all seven senses, how they are each affected at school and what kinds of accommodations are necessary to help children with SPD become learning sensations!
||March 05, 2010|
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23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Great book for quickly explaining to someone what SPD is all about!Mar 21, 2010
By K. George
I loved reading this book! I was kind of expecting something that could be read to children that explains to them what sensory processing disorder (SPD) is all about. What I found was something even better! I found a book that could quickly and easily explain to an older child AND adults what SPD was all about...that was a big bonus to me 'cause it wasn't just any children's book! It was a super quick read and can be read and understood by anyone who might be interested in learning why SPD kiddos are truly sensational kids!
I was DELIGHTED to see the wonderful and graphic illustrations in this book. They really brought Gabriel to life right before my eyes...down to seeing him chew on his sleeve as a means to calm and organize his body! I loved the way the story and illustrations were brought across the entire two page spread...it wasn't isolated to a single page. The illustrations literally jumped off the page in bright and vivid details!
After buying a single copy from Amazon (and receiving it in record shipping time...thanks Amazon), I returned to purchase multiple additional copies to give to my chilren's school, daycare and pediatrician! I am a mom to two boys who have SPD (just like Gabriel) and my friends and family hear me talking about how it affects them and our family. I immediately brought this book to work to have my coworkers read! To watch their face in sheer delight as they read and flipped through the book and then finally looked at me with that "Oh, I finally get it" look...it was all too good to be true...truly PRICELESS!!
Thank you Hartley Steiner for being such a dedicated mother to perservere with such a big project in order to further educate the world about SPD. Our world needs trailblazers just like you to help educate those around us!
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
A "Must-Have" for anyone raising, treating, or educating a child with Sensory Processing DisorderMar 12, 2010
By C. Fannin
Finally, finally, a book for every elementary school's resource library.
This is Gabriel Making Sense of School teaches about our seven (yes seven!) senses and what happens when children don't interpret sensory input appropriately.
Hartley Steiner explains the challenges our children with Sensory Processing Disorder can face in school in an engaging, easy to follow style that is a perfect complement to the whimsical illustrations from Brandon Fall. This story will immediately engage both the children who hear this story and the teachers that read it.
This is Gabriel Making Sense of School should be in every pediatrician's, therapy provider's and educator's office. If you have a child with Sensory Processing Disorder in your circle, this terrific book should be on your "Must-Have" list. It's on ours!
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Fabulous resourceApr 02, 2010
By S. Clements
I have two children with a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)- a 4 year old daughter who was diagnosed at 2, and a six year old son who was diagnosed last fall. I was so excited to hear about this book because figuring out what accomodations would help my son in kindergarten was challenging, and I read this book was written to give everyone (teachers, parents, and students) a better understanding of SPD and how it affects school and learning for children with SPD.
You first note that the book is absolutely gorgeous- the illustrations are vibrant and colorful and eye-catching.
This book contains nine pages of text: an intro, a page for each of the seven senses, and a conclusion. I think the contents and length are just perfect for an elementary-aged child's attention span. Each facing page is colorful and packed with beautiful pictures that illustrate and relate to each of the senses and how SPD may affect it.
I will be purchasing additional copies of this book to share with our occupational therapist and with my son's school- what a great resource!
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Making Sense of SPDSep 18, 2010
By Jamela Salley
I almost cried reading this book to myself. I have a 4 year old in my preschool classroom who has SPD and he is a challenge. I almost laughed in the evaluator's face when he mentioned it to me. But being the passionate educator I am I researched this condition and was impressed by what I found. Hartley's website led me to her book. It was right on time. I purchased it and read it to my little friend and his peers in class. Of course I had to slim it down in order for my young friends to understand what it was their friend was going through. I was given positive feedback from both my students and the evaluator. I think it should be included in every classroom because believe it or not, everyone have some form of SPD.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Needed School Resource for Sensational FamiliesMar 12, 2010
Hartley has contributed an invaluable 'inside scoop' for teachers, school administrators, therapists and families with children who have Sensory Processing Disorder. It offers a wonderful way of teaching about what our kids go through in a simple, easy-to-understand way with great illustrations.
Thank you, Hartley, for filling this need in the SPD Community. I know you'll go far with this. =)
Author of "Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey With SPD"
Author of "I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD"
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