My Sensory Book
Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause
At least 90% of children with autism spectrum disorder experience sensory challenges. My Sensory Book: The More I Know About My World, The Better I Will Feel
is a workbook designed to assist children with establishing a clearer understanding of their sensory systems and the impact sensory input may have on their emotions. The book provides clear descriptions and specific information about sensory systems and illustrates the link that can exist between sensory input and emotions. This can be useful in helping children and adults establish and understand the triggers for their strong emotions and use interventions that may help them cope more effectively with the world around them.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. After receiving a master’s degree in social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, she completed a post-master’s fellowship at JFK Partners, the University Affiliated Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Lauren works extensively with children experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship skill difficulties, as well as developmental or mental health needs. In addition to writingA Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible, Lauren is the author of My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children and a textbook about high-functioning autism. In addition, she is a guest blogger for SensorySpot.com. Finally, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work and a national speaker.