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.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Super Toys is for sale!

I am SUPER excited to announce that Super Toys: DIY Projects to Support Sensory Processing is available for sale. Buy your printed copy here.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

We have a proof!

The proof copy of our book came in the mail on Friday night. We were busy planning for a birthday party so I have barely looked through it but seeing everything in print was a thrill! I already noticed some missing page numbers (pagination is more challenging than expected) and I want to change the margins a bit but it looks awesome! This week will be one final edit and then it goes up for sale!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's a real book

We did it! We finished the book! It's as perfect as we can make it and the pdf files of the laid out pages are uploaded to Amazon. Right this very minute a review copy of the printed book is traveling from some print on demand facility somewhere in the world to my doorstep.

Once the review copy has been reviewed (likely after my daughter's 10th birthday party this weekend) we'll upload an even more perfected file and that'll be it. Super Toys: DIY Projects to Support Sensory Processing will be available for sale.

While we were in the final stages of entering all the page numbers (there's an annoying project!) a friend was telling me about her family member who has a young child recently diagnosed with autism and struggling with sensory integration. My friend asked if her family member could possibly get an e-copy of the book so of course I sent it (sans page numbers) and asked her to provide a review in return. I got the nicest email only a few days later.
"This book is more then just a tool to help make sensory integration cheaper and more personalized.  I learned so much more.... I love how it not only explains the different types of sensory needs, but also gives examples of behaviors that kiddos with that type of need might engage in. This book is definitely a must have. I would recommend it to teachers, occupational therapists,  speech therapists, parents/grandparents of children with sensory needs.... So now I'm off  to start DIYing..."
Kristin and I wrote this book in the hope that it would help families so getting this message was pretty much the best thing. I hope others find the book equally valuable.

We'll let you know when you can buy!