Emily’s Sister: A Family’s Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder by Michele Giannetti

Emily’s Sister: A Family’s Journey with Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder by Michele Giannetti

In March of 2012 I read and reviewed I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey by Michele Giannetti. In April of that year we learned more about Michele Giannetti when she took part in our Author Interview Series. Since then, when I see a post by Ms. Giannetti about Elizabeth, her daughter with dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder (SPD), I always read it and silently cheer at Elizabeth’s accomplishments. One that stands out is the medal she won at an art show in May 2016.

I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey chronicles the first twelve years of Elizabeth’s …

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Interview Connie Hammer Coach for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The team at Special Needs Book Review has known Connie Hammer since 2012 when she was our guest on The Coffee Klatch Tweetchat we hosted on Monday mornings.  We were impressed then with the expert advice she had for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Throughout the years we have continued to recommend her coaching and support services and her resources for parents.

She founded her coaching business, The Progressive Parent, LLC in 2005 and acquired her Parent Coach Certification™ from The Parent Coaching Institute of Bellevue, Washington, the nation’s only Parent Coach Certification ® affiliation with Seattle Pacific University’s, graduate-level Continuing …

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Autism Book for Kids – Puzzle Piece Goes to Rainbow School by Tanis and Allison Frohriep

Autism Book for Kids – Puzzle Piece Goes to Rainbow School by Tanis and Allison Frohriep

Public libraries or school and family book shelves always have a spot for another autism book for kids. Teachers, parents, and other caregivers know that once children understand why a friend or classmate acts differently they will try to be better friends. Puzzle Piece Goes to Rainbow School by Tanis and Allison Frohriep is a resource that can be used to explain to children we are not all alike and that is perfectly OK. Understanding fosters awareness and acceptance.

Puzzle Piece Goes to Rainbow School is written and illustrated by a mother and daughter team. What is remarkable is that Tanis was only in third grade when she …

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Benefits of Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Books

First we were told knitting and other similar crafts were excellent stress relieving activities. Now the trend sweeping our land is “stress relieving adult coloring books”! Coloring has become a cheap stress relief, a time for adults to unplug from the rush of the digital world and a time to put on hold their busy schedules and just sit down with an adult coloring book and a nice set of colored pencils. What could be simpler?

Benefits of Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Books

Stress relieving adult coloring books are helping lots of individuals. Some color in the comfort of their own home and prefer to …

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Exotic Animal Designs: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Katie Packer

Exotic Animal Designs: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Katie Packer

Exotic Animal Designs: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Katie Packer and Blue Star Coloring is the third adult coloring book we have reviewed. Blue Star Coloring gave us the three books to review. I was new to the adult coloring world and did research on this popular way folks are turning to coloring images to help them relax and de-stress. After having escaped into the world of coloring a few times I can easily understand how it’s become a popular form of relaxation.

But how does coloring work? What does this pastime do to our brains to elicit such pleasure and calm?

One very informative …

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Soul of the Woodland: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Suzy Joyner and Blue Star Premier

Soul of the Woodland: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Suzy Joyner and Blue Star Premier

First we were told knitting and other similar crafts were excellent stress relieving activities. Now the trend sweeping our land is “stress relieving adult coloring books”! This post introduces you to Soul of the Woodland: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book, Celebration Edition by Blue Star Premier and illustrator Suzy Joyner. This anti-stress coloring book for adults has hours of this latest way to relax and recharge your batteries.

For the true nature lover, Soul of the Woodland has calming, earthy images inspired by flora and fauna from forests around the world. Trees, pine cones, birds, dragonflies, mushrooms, and forest creature coloring pages …

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