MAKING SENSE: THE BOOK

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Alien lifeforms and deep sea creatures,

Beings of Middle Earth, Narnia, and Neverland,

 

TODAY, FEBRURARY 15TH, my pal Rachel S. Schneider of Coming To My Senses has released her book, Making Sense: A Guide To Sensory Issues

rachels book feb15

Why is this important? I know you’re a busy human, so let me list the reasons:

  • Rachel – a late-diagnosis SPD’er – is a major advocate for those of us with sensory issues (as well as a bucket of other issues) and has helped hundreds, if not more people through her websites rachel-schneider.com and Coming To My Senses. She also created a Facebook adult support group for SPD adults, which now boasts over 1,400 members.
  • She has worked tirelessly through her own sensory issues to write a book to help others with the exact same problem. I know the extent of her efforts because she sent me rough drafts and such throughout the entire process.
  • Rachel is a compassionate little maniac who has made it her mission to see to it that Sensory Processing Disorder is given the recognition it needs.
  • Although aimed at adults, this books will give insight to those of every age with and without sensory issues.
  • OH, AND I AM THE ILLUSTRATOR OF THIS BOOK.

omg yas

Who is this book for?

  • humans
  • humans with large brains, especially those who wish to expand their brain size
  • you

Who is the book NOT for?

  • humans who do not wish to gain any knowledge and remain fartfaces forever
  • dogs, because they generally do not read books (Note: this book may be read to dogs, by their humans.)

Here is an exclusive illustration from the book. Can you guess where this idea came from?

i see sensory people

Order your copy today from:

rachel-schneider.com

Amazon.com

Barnes&Noble.com

All the above links bring you directly to the book’s page. You’re welcome.

 

xoxoxoxo kelly

 

 

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6 comments

  1. I checked my go-to online bookstore and found the book there. I have a question about something that is said about the book;
    “People with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a newly identified neurological condition, as well as those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), are frequently misunderstood by others when they over- or under-react to sounds, sights, smells, tastes, touch, movement, balance, and feelings within their bodies.”

    Does this mean ASD sensory-symptoms mimic those of SPD? That it is experienced in a similar way for both cases? I am also curious if someone with ASD can feel like having sensory processing issues -well they have but not necessarily SPD- because they have been overstimulated far beyond their limits and over time. I know I have ASD, but are my sensory issues a package deal or is it a separate package?(SPD) My point is that this would seem hard to have any empirical certainty of, if there is no difference between ASD sensory symptoms, and SPD ones. 🙂

    1. It’s different for everybody, but they certainly intertwine quite a bit. For my son and me, SPD is a facet of ASD. And these labels ideally help us to understand ourselves better and advocate for ourselves, rather than being limits or judgments!!!

    2. Hi Thomas! Thanks for your question. Do you have a copy of the book yet, and if so, have you read Chapter 9 of the book? It specifically covers sensory issues in SPD and ASD, as well as the similarities and differences between them. The chapter in its entirety will probably answer your question better than I could in a comment, but I will try to summarize:

      Many people with ASD also have SPD (mild or severe sensory issues). But, most people with SPD DO NOT also have ASD.

      Sensory processing disorder can stand on its own or as part of autism. However, that bit is up for debate. Some say that sensory issues are completely separate from autism, while others say it’s a key component of the diagnosis.

      As for empirical evidence, the book does reference a recent study that examined sensory issues in SPD and ASD kids, and the results will also help answer your question. Here’s the link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0103038

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