When Lindsey Biel and I began conceptualizing and writing our award-winning book, Raising a Sensory Smart Child, we wanted to be sure it offered not just information about sensory issues but practical guidance and strategies for parents. We knew that parents who had sensory smarts would be able to help their kids become sensory smart, too.
What is sensory smarts? You may have heard of "book smarts" and "street smarts," but "sensory smarts" is a different kind of smarts. It means understanding sensory processing and knowing what to do to accommodate sensory issues in a socially appropriate way as well as knowing how to reduce the downsides of sensory processing issues. Not every intervention or accommodation works for every individual with sensory processing issues, which is why sensory smarts are so important to develop!
If you're new to sensory processing and don't yet have your sensory smarts, you're in the right place. Ask away—and share YOUR journey to becoming a sensory smart parent!