With the help of his OT, Sam’s sensory adventure has a happy ending!
This book won the 2009 Book of the Year Award and for good reason. It’s perfect for children, families, and professionals. The book tells the story of Sam, whose over-sensitivity creates chaos and frustration in his life. Sam’s various sensory sensitivities adversely affect Sam’s experiences, both at home and in the classroom and he’ll show you how as he walks readers through his typical day of sensory blunders (which many kids and families may find all too familiar!). Finally, at the suggestion of Sam’s teacher, his parents take Sam to see an occupational therapist. Sam describes the process in a non-threatening, child’s perspective that is sure to soothe young readers who may be facing the same challenges. With occupational therapy, a new “sensory diet,” and the love and support of his family, Sam concludes:”Treating sensory challenges takes some patience, and love too and now I LIKE doing lots of things I used to hate to do!”