Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sensory Bible

As many of you know Yang has what is called Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD for short. If you are not familiar with SPD, or would like to learn more you can read my post, Living Sensory, from December 2012.

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.

Angie has now released her 2nd edition of Sensory Signals, and you can get it for free for a limited time. With over 210 new sensory signals you will definitely find tons of useful information. If you have not already, head over to her facebook page Understanding Your Sensory Signals and like her page. After you have liked her page you will be able to download the book for free. However, I do have a few favors to ask. 1) After you have read her book please head over to amazon and write a review. It will only take a few minutes and really helps Angie out. 2) Whatever you do, PLEASE do not download any of her books, or any other author's books, from illegal sites. Continue to show your support for authors by not adding books to these illegal sites either.

I was not asked nor paid in anyway for this post. I simply wrote it to bring light to SPD and Angie's wonderful books.All links leading to are affiliate links.

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