Any good books out there about SPD in Adults?

Any good books out there about SPD in Adults?

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in adults is a topic that's gaining more visibility, and with it, resources including books are becoming more available to those who wish to understand and manage this condition better. Here’s a list of insightful books that cater to adults dealing with SPD or anyone interested in the topic:

  1. "The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years" by Carol Kranowitz

While primarily focusing on adolescents and young adults, this book offers an extension of the conversation around SPD beyond childhood. It is filled with practical advice, personal anecdotes, and a deep exploration of the challenges and solutions for those living with SPD.

  1. "Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World" by Sharon Heller

This book is particularly useful for adults who find themselves overwhelmed by their environments. It explains sensory defensiveness, a common aspect of SPD, in a relatable manner. The book provides strategies for managing sensory overload and finding balance in everyday life.

  1. "Living Sensationally: Understanding Your Senses" by Winnie Dunn

Dr. Dunn explores how understanding one's sensory preferences can lead to a better self-understanding and improved relationships. Though not exclusively about SPD, this book provides useful insights into how sensory processing affects all areas of life, making it relevant for individuals with SPD or those wishing to understand it better.

  1. "Sensory Processing 101" by Dayna Abraham, Claire Heffron, Pamela Braley, and Lauren Drobnjak

A comprehensive guide that simplifies the complexities of sensory processing, including SPD. Its multi-perspective approach—combining insights from parents, therapists, and teachers—makes it a versatile resource. It's also filled with practical tips and activities that can help adults with SPD manage their daily lives more effectively.

  1. "Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers" by Angie Voss

Although targeted towards children's sensory signals, this resource is invaluable for adults seeking to understand their own sensory issues or those of a family member. It’s a practical guide filled with quick-reference ideas and solutions for various sensory needs.

  1. "Making Sense: A Guide to Sensory Issues" by Rachel Schneider

Schneider's book tackles the broad spectrum of sensory issues, including SPD. Her personal experience with SPD enriches the book, making it a relatable and insightful read for adults navigating life with sensory processing challenges.

While each book has its unique focus, they collectively provide a well-rounded understanding of SPD and offer a range of strategies, tips, and insights for managing SPD in adulthood. Whether you're looking for scientific explanations, personal stories, or practical addvice, these books cover all bases to help adults with SPD live more comfortably and fully.

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