Who should read this book Sensory Integration Simplified?In child development, children's therapy, children’s therapy works, neurological treatment, occupational therapy, pediatric practice, speech therapy
SI Simplified was written for anyone who wants to get a basic understanding of how children learn and process information. There is so much literature out there and many ways of looking at a child. There are also many different philosophies of intervention, treatments and educational constructs. We are constantly proving and disproving theories through “research” . I get it, we want to quantify why we should pay the money, take the time to schlepp our children to tutors, therapists, counsellors. We want to qualify our choices and get the “pat on the back” for making a good choice by going mainstream. Sometimes mainstream just doesn’t work or there is more to what the research says. We are unique, evolving human beings who continuosly learn new skills. What research is now showing, is all the old stuff that we inherently knew – children have to play, we learn through our environment, we need fresh air, good quality food, love, attention and belief in ourselves. How we get there is through processing sensory information around us. This is not new, this is well researched and yet this type of treatment and information is not main stream.
That’s why you need to read this book – it is a common sense way of looking at child development, learning and interaction with others.
Let me know your thoughts after you have read the book!