What you think of the book

Max and Me - book reviews

We would love to hear what you think of the book. Your feedback is vital in shaping future editions of the book and helping develop future projects. Here are some reviews other people sent in which you may find useful.

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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As a parent of a six year old child with sensory issues, I have found ‘Max and Me’ very beneficial for both my child and I.  It has helped us understand how her brain works and to identify with the feelings she experiences.
My daughter really related to the main character and his modulator ‘Max’, the child friendly illustrations and language used kept my daughter engaged, of particular assistance was the fact that she was able to participate in the story by drawing pictures representing her own feelings.
The book contains a number of activities to help children manage their sensory inputs and my daughter has benefited hugely from these exercises and the managing techniques outlined in the book.


Max and Me, A Story about Sensory Processing” is a book about a boy who has sensory processing disorder. It follows his journey of starting school and how it gets harder and harder to cope with everything overwhelming his senses constantly. The book enables whoever is reading it to get a feel of what it is like inside the boy’s mind and experience how much his modulator, Max, has to process all the boy’s sensory information 24/7! Max has to make sense of all this information in order for the boy’s body to work properly and for him to be happy.
It is a beautifully written book that highlights how much really goes on in the mind of people who have SPD like myself. It actually made me realise how much my modulator must have to deal with everyday! The book is written in a simple and engaging way that is suitable for children as well as teenagers, parents, carers, siblings and teachers (there really is no age limit!). The illustrations are captivating and I loved the little blank sections, for example, that prompted you to draw what you thought your own modulator looked like! I can see this as a book that could refer back to often even though it is primarily for children who are starting school.

Emily 21 adult with SPD. More information

I must say I really enjoyed reading your book “Max and Me”. I personally think it would be very beneficial to teachers in National School to try and understand how/why a child is feeling and acting. The story itself is really brilliant!! I really loved the idea of Max the Modulator and his important job with all the messages. Very well explained and after reading it to the class in preschool and asking questions afterwards they understood the story and followed the story throughout. The pictures are brilliant and really caught their eye and they spent quite some time with these.

Karen Montesoori teacher

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  1. As a psycologist and tutor of a boy with Autism, PDA and Sensory processing disorder, I consider this book is a brilliant and helpful tool to understand sensory processing disorders. I love the way this book creatively explains sensory processing. I also like the images and illustrations which are simple, clear and easy for children to understand. I think it is a really good idea the book provides blank pages for the reader to personalize the book without feeling guilty for drawing on it. This books is a perfect tool for parents, therapists and children.
    Please read my full review about this book on my website (Spanish) http://www.autismo-pda.com/2016/05/31/max-and-me/

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