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Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?

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Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?
Dealing With Sensory Overload

International Book Award Winner!

ForeWord Book Of The Year Award Winner!

Meet Izzy, a feisty first grader, whose behavior is often misunderstood as she tries to cope with sensory overload. This brightly illustrated book creates an environment that is accepting of students with sensory difficulties, including those on the autism spectrum. Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing With Sensory Overload is a great resource for occupational therapists, teachers, and parents to share with children. Resources for adults at the end of the book include definitions of sensory-related terms, discussion questions, and lists of related books and web sites.


Jennifer Veenendall 
is also the author and illustrator of Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success (2008).  She is a school-based occupational therapist in West St. Paul, Minnesota. She works with students with a wide range of abilities and is especially passionate about creating learning environments that meet students' individual sensory processing needs. Jennifer received her occupational therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master's degree in human development from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. She lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, with her husband, Scott, and their two children, Anna and Benjamin. When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys spending family time at their cabin as well as drawing and painting.   

ISBN: 9781934575468

Reviews (5)

LENEXA, Kansas
June 14 2016
Customer Review: Charles Smith - This book is very good and it reminds me of what I experienced. I did not know anything about sensory processing disorder in 1976 when I was oversensitive to the Bicentennial July 4 firework explosions. Basically all of the concussions and detonations caused me to melt down by crying, and I felt like Izzy. Now, as I recognized what Izzy had felt, I can feel a connection to what this story can give to anyone interested in learning more about the emotional problems that are triggered by being on the spectrum--that is, autism spectrum disorder. It is a good read!!!
LENEXA, Kansas
June 14 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - Fantastic book for kids with SPD. Also good for families, friends, teachers of kids with sensory issues. This book was demanded repeatedly by the pre-schooler it was bought for!
LENEXA, Kansas
June 14 2016
Customer Review: Abby Martinez - Good book. Very simple for teachers and children to learn and understand.
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