Is your child sensitive to or overwhelmed by different sensory inputs? Do they seek out sensory stimulation throughout the day? Has a therapist or other professional suggested your child would benefit from fidgets, weighted clothing, or other sensory soothing tools?

This book includes instructions for more than 30 projects. They range from simple tools that can be assembled in minutes to weekend endeavors where you can invest your time and love. The book also includes information about each sensory system and ways to modify the projects to meet individual needs.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back at it with a new Heavy Hero

Hello! It's been a while but I have a good excuse. Our family was in Costa Rica for nearly six weeks trying out life in the jungle. It was an adventure to be sure and we had a fabulous time but it's good to be home. We've been home a few weeks but already summer is officially over--school starts tomorrow!

On the book writing front, things are moving right along. The book will have four chapters focused on different sensory systems. Each chapter is at a slightly different point. Our process is Kristin and I develop the project. I make it and write instructions and she writes the introduction and reviews my work. Once we're happy, we send the text to our editor. She sends it back and I put it in the layout and add in all the photos. It's a lot of steps but, like anything, it gets done one step at a time.

For the Proprioception chapter I wanted to make sure our Heavy Hero project was going to work perfectly so I made it again and ended up redoing a photo shoot with my son. It was a really hot day to wear a weighted shirt but he got into the spirit. It's gratifying to see these projects coming to life and to be near the finish line on the book.