The book offers the only visual explanation of sensory modulation.
Easy to understand
The book uses a simplified, jargon–free analogy of a ‘modulator’ who sits in the brain of a child receiving messages from all the senses.
Creates a common language between therapists, parents and children.
The first book which describes what’s happening in the brain in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
A book written by Inés Lawlor
‘Max and Me, a Story about Sensory Processing’ tells the story of a child´s first days at school.
Each day gets harder for him as he struggles to cope with the noise, lights and activities of a busy school day. One day he has had enough.. ‘ I hate school, I don’t want to go back!’ That’s when his mum tells him about Max – his modulator.
The story offers an explanation of how sensory information is processed using the analogy of a ‘modulator’, who, living in the brain has the job of receiving messages from the senses and then deciding the best thing for the body to do.
Once he gets to know his modulator and how to work together with him, things start to go better for him.. that is until Max falls asleep!
Why this book?
The modulator (Max) receives messages from all the senses and is responsible for processing them to produce an appropriate response.
It describes the neurology (what’s happening in the brain) in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) not just the behavioural responses.
This helps children, parents and teachers understand the disorder and put the behaviour in context so the child does not feel to blame.
A resource for therapists, teachers, parents and children.
The workbook format is designed to allow children to reflect on the story, and (working together with an adult), get to know their own ‘modulator’.
Solutions are also offered to help moderate the speed of messages going into the modulator so the child can participate fully in home and school life.
Some words people said about the book
This book is an incredibly helpful tool for parents and therapists.
Reading this with your child can help you build a frame of reference, and gives you the words, for dealing with situations where your child is struggling with sensory modulation.
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