Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 132–133 | Cite as

Lauren H. Kerstein: My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings they can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children

Autism Asperger Publishing Co, 2008, 157 pp., ISBN: 978-1-934575-21-5, $23.95 (paper)
  • Trine Lise Bakken
Book Review

This is an interesting book. It is full of relevant information about sensory processing in the brain, which is important to understand for persons with cognitive impairments, and maybe especially children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, who are known to have problems with processing information.

When I started to read this book, I soon found out that a little help was needed. My helper that read this book with me is a friend of mine who has Asperger syndrome and he is 14 years old. He has some sensory “issues” that he is particularly aware of, for example the different food being prepared and also when many people are gathered.

Contents: Chapter 1 and 2 is an introduction to the human sensory system and how it works. The text might be a little complicated, and it is obviously not meant for children. Chapter 3 present an overview of the different elements of the sensory system. This is a very good chapter, more reader-friendly than Chapter 1 and 2. For adolescents, my...


Autism Spectrum Disorder Sensory System Emotional Regulation Emotional Reaction Intellectual Disability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychiatric DepartmentOslo University HospitalOsloNorway

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