“The Out-Of-Sync Child” focuses on sensory integration disorder. While it isn’t specific to autism, many folks on the spectrum have sensory processing issues so I’m going to call it recommended reading. We read this when Raymond was 3 and still use tips from it every day.

First off, it explains Sensory Processing Disorder in very relatable and understandable terms. It helped us understand how Raymond processed his world, and even helped my wife and me understand our own sensory soothing behaviors. It also ties the sensory issues to educational difficulties so it gives you something concrete to tell your IEP team. I love it because it goes sense by sense and gives you simple ways to observe your child and figure out what’s going on.

The second part of the book is about coping with SPD. It goes into different therapies and approaches for different manifestations. There are plenty of activities here to get you started, but if you need more you can always pick up “The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun” which is full of even more coping and integration activities.

What I like about this book is that it is written for laymen. You don’t have to be a doctor to understand it  and you don’t need to be a therapist to implement it. Its a simple way to help your kid be happier day to day. I’m giving this one 5 out of 5 stars.