Midwest Book Review on The Sensory Processing Diet by Chynna Laird

Susan Bethany’s Bookshelf

The Sensory Processing Diet
Chynna Laird
Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
9781615995226, $33.95, HC, 224pp
Synopsis: As a mom of a newly diagnosed child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Chynna Laird relentlessly sought experts in SPD, as well as top nutritionists, biopsychologists, and neurologists. She thought that if she could understand the major functions of the brain, and how it’s supposed to take in, process and respond to stimulation, she could discover how SPD interferes with these functions. Understanding the whole picture (the combination of body, brain and nutritional health) led Chynna to embrace the “Sensory Diet.”
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented for the benefit of the non-specialist general reader with no previous background on the subject…”
In the pages of “The Sensory Processing Diet: One Mom’s Path of Creating Brain, Body and Nutritional Health for Children with SPD”, Chunna share the keys of a well-balanced nutritional diet and the activities and exercises that truly work. “The Sensory Processing Diet” is specifically designed for parents to utilize the resources in this study to create a whole picture of their own child’s conditions and create a customize Sensory Diet for him or her.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented for the benefit of the non-specialist general reader with no previous background on the subject, “The Sensory Processing Diet: One Mom’s Path of Creating Brain, Body and Nutritional Health for Children with SPD” is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community and college/university library Parenting collections in general, and SPD supplemental studies lists in particular. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of concerned parents that “The Sensory Processing Diet” is also readily available in a paperback edition (9781615995219, $21.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.95).
Susan Bethany, Reviewer for Midwest Book Review

Not Just Spirited

SKU 978-1-61599-008-5
A Mom's Sensational Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
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UPC: 978-1-61599-008-5
Brand: Loving Healing Press
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Author: Chynna Laird

What would you do if your child suffered with something so severe it affected every aspect of her life?

And what if your cries for help fell on deaf ears at every turn? You'd follow your gut and fight until someone listened. And that's what
Chynna Laird did. When she was just three months old, Jaimie's reactions to people and situations seemed odd. She refused any form of touch, she gagged at smells, she was clutzy and threw herself around and spent most of her day screaming with her hands over her ears and eyes.

By the time she turned two, Jaimie was so fearful of her world they spent most days inside. What was wrong with Chynna's miracle girl? Why wouldn't anyone help her figure it out? Jaimie wasn't "just spirited" as her physician suggested nor did she lack discipline at home. When Jaimie was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) at two-and-a-half, Chynna thought she had "the answer," but that was just the start of a three-year quest for the right treatments to bring the Jaimie she loved so much out for others to see. With the right diagnosis and treatment suited to Jaimie, this family finally felt hope. Not Just Spirited is one mother's journey to finding peace for her daughter, Jaimie. As Chynna says often, "Knowledge breeds understanding. And that's so powerful."

Parents and Therapists Praise Not Just Spirited

"Chynna's memoir is sure to encourage other parents to advocate with the same determination for their own sensational children."
--Carol Kranowitz, author The Out-of-Sync Child

"I only wish I had this book earlier. Even though my daughter and I live with this every day, I learned a lot from this book, and will return to my family with renewed hope and energy!"
--Nancy Pfortmiller

"Chynna's words touched my heart. Her memoir validated the overwhelming feelings I went through myself with my own daughter's struggles with her SPD. Raising and loving a child with severe SPD is draining for both your mind and your physical body. However, with a strong faith in God and the instincts only a mother can have, there is hope. Not Just Spirited will fill your soul with spirit and give you the strength needed to endure your own child's challenging behaviors, leading you on an enlightening journey of acceptance, strength, hope, and healing."
--Diane M. Renna, author Meghan's World: The Story of One Girl's Triumph over SPD

Another empowering book for parents from Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

FAM012000 Family & Relationships : Children with Special Needs
PSY004000 Psychology : Developmental - Child
HEA046000 Health & Fitness : Children's Health

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