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Nancy Peske, Author
Let me help YOU become a
sensory smart parent!

This book (Raising a Sensory Smart Child) should be on the book shelves of all caregivers who love and who work with individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). …includes some of the best information available.

Kid Companions review 


Timely because today’s parents want to be informed and their thirst for knowledge about the sensory issues that challenge their child, hence their entire family, will lead them to seek the best information available. Timeless because Raising a Sensory Smart Child has practical, tried and true information that works now and for years to come...A winner!

Special Needs Book Review

5 stars--It's like being in the best support group ever!—Terri Mauro, About Parenting

Special Children at

5 stars--By far, the best resource I've discovered as the parent of a child with sensory needs.


Nancy Peske, the Sensory Smart Parent, began learning about sensory issues when her son was 2 years old and diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and multiple developmental delays. She couldn't find the book she needed to help her parent her child with sensory processing disorder and asked her son’s occupational therapist, Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, to cowrite a book with her. The result was the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Issues.
A passionate educator on sensory issues, Nancy has been active in the SPD community since 2002, presenting to parents and professionals eager to learn practical ways to help kids with sensory processing issues. 

She has spoken or taught at The 92nd Street Y, YAI, The Family Life Center, Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus, Personal Touch Home Care, Concordia University, the North Shore People's Network, St. Francis Children's Center, UWM Autism Certification Program, Waukesha (Wisconsin) PTO, Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, Shorewood Recreation Department, and the SPD ParentZone (online webinar). She is available for Sensory Smart coaching at

An author, writer, and editor who has worked with many experts in the wellness field, Nancy lives with her husband and teen son in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Sensory Smart Strategies

Sensory Smart Parenting

Sensory Diet Ideas

Sensory Smart Coaching


Want to learn more about the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child? Nancy has been interviewed about the book and about sensory issues at the following:  


Everything Special Needs Radio

Babyshrink interview


Building Boys

The Sweet Spot


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