One of our biggest sensory tools is what Yang and I call our Sensory Bible. A book written by Angie Voss OTR/L, Understanding Your Sensory Signals. When Yang first received the sensory dx I had a roller coaster of emotions. For one I had never heard of SPD so I knew I had a lot of research to do. I was happy to have answers but scared at what this may mean for my daughters future. I quickly came across a group on facebook, Sensory Parents. I asked why Yang would be pulling her eyelashes out to the point that she didn't have any. Why she would pull her hair out of the ponytail and actually pull her hair out. Some great parents answered my question and also advised I buy two Angie's books, Understanding Your Sensory Signals and Your Essential Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder. At the time even tough Angie's books are VERY reasonably priced I could not afford to purchase them. One of the parents in the group contacted Angie and purchased the books for me! To this day I do not know who it was but I love this person dearly! They provided me with some very essential sensory tools that have helped Yang and I drastically. I received the paperback copy of Sensory Signals and then later went and bought the ebook version so I would always have a copy with Yang or I. Earlier this month while I was in Florida visiting my Dad I was able to pay it forward. Even though my Dad and his girlfriend have been together for 15 years I had never meet her daughter. She came to visit while we where there. Her oldest son is autistic so I graciously gifted her my paperback copy of Sensory Signals. Although I have mentioned Angie's books to several people, it felt so good to be able to finally pay it forward.
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