Top positive review
Good Food for Thought for anyone dealing with sensory issues
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2018
This book really opened my eyes to all of the ways in which sensory issues can make daily life more exhausting and difficult. As an adult with sensory over-responsiveness, I found it extremely helpful to hear about SPD in the context of older, more independent individuals. The stereotype of SPD is the non-communicative problem child and most books on SPD are geared towards parents dealing with young children. I identified with many of the stories in this book, and found some new ideas to incorporate into my daily life as well. The book explains a bit about the physiology of SPD without using overly arcane language, making it accessible and conversational. The chapters on relationships were particularly good and gave me a lot to think about.
My one criticism of this book is that it does not really address adults with SPD, despite the title. It stops with adolescence, and doesn't exactly explain how people living on their own might face different challenges than teenagers and college students. I sort of felt like it assumes that there is no further development that takes place after adolescence. A future book might cover topics such as dealing with SPD in the midst of a career, raising a family, and looking towards retirement options.