Interview Kelly Beins OTR/L: About Sensory Integration, Private Practice, Book Series

Kelly Beins is an Occupational Therapist certified in sensory integration, and owner of a private practice, Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC. Ms. Beins is the author of Ovis Has Trouble with School. She hopes children with sensory challenges will be able to relate with Ovis. Ovis is her  main character and is a lovable sheep that has sensory processing issues; therefore, he misbehaves.  He isn’t BAD he’s just bothered!

Ovis has Trouble With School is the first in a planned series of children’s books that will address other activities that are hard for children with sensory issues. We look forward to learn more about Kelly …

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“You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism

“You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism

This week I have been reading “You Don’t Want to Go for a Ride”: Our Family’s Journey with Autism by John M. Harpster and Tamara Harpster. The authors, parents of a son with autism, tell their story of raising an autistic child to adulthood. Their autism parenting book is helpful for others travelling the same path and educators and others who want to know more about autism.

Tamara Harpster writes, “We started in the 1990s, before widespread Internet access and when autism was still viewed as a lifelong disability that needed to be cured. Over the last twenty-seven years, we have seen …

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Interview Linda Atwell Shares About Her Life and Book: Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs

Mom-author Linda Atwell’s memoir, Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs, is a story that will stay with you a long time. I could not put this book down! And it must be so for many others as Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs is an Award Finalist in the “Parenting & Family” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Linda Atwell wrote, “When “Loving Lindsey” was finished, I recognized that I had actually wanted so much for my girl—despite her intellectual disabilities—to get what a typical kid gets: independence, romantic love, purpose. Fortunately, Lindsey not only wanted, she demanded these …

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Robin and the White Rabbit: Story to Help Children with Autism Talk about their Feelings and Join In

Robin and the White Rabbit: Story to Help Children with Autism Talk about their Feelings and Join In

If you are raising an autistic child or teaching children with autism you will be pleased to learn about this adorable children’s autism book: Robin and the White Rabbit: Story to Help Children with Autism to Talk about their Feelings and Join In by Emma Lindström (author and illustrator) and Åse Brunnström.

Tony Attwood is an English psychologist who lives in Queensland, Australia. Mr. Attwood is an author of numerous books and resource papers on Asperger’s Syndrome. In the foreword for this book, Attwood wrote, ” Using activity cards as a basis for communication, this inspiring picture book for 4-10 year olds shows how children …

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Autism – A Family Journey by Cindy Rasmussen

Autism – A Family Journey by Cindy Rasmussen

This post introduces you to a memoir which chronicles one family’s experiences with an autistic son as told by his mother. It is titled Autism – A Family Journey by Cindy Rasmussen. The book charts the difficult but inspiring course Cindy Rasmussen’s family navigated in their search to find the support and services their autistic son needed all the while raising two other sons.

It is an engaging and emotional story as you read about Steven and follow his life from birth, to his autistic diagnosis at age 3, to the present as a man in his early 40’s. Cindy Rasmussen’s inspiring book …

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Interview Marie Cheine – Helping Chronically Ill Kids with Books, Website, and Resources

Most children never see the inside of a hospital; however, there are some kids who are chronically, seriously or terminally ill. Today’s Author Interview Series introduces Marie Cheine who wrote a chapter book for young readers for exactly these chronically ill kids, their siblings, family and friends.

White Bear’s Big Adventure by Marie Cheine is the story of three multi-racial siblings and a stuffed bear named White Bear. The youngest sibling, Angel, has a rare medical condition called VATER Syndrome. When she is admitted to the hospital for a kidney transplant, her best friend, White Bear gets lost in hospital linens. The adventure …

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