The Sensory Team Handbook

Title:  The Sensory Team Handbook: A hands-on tool to help young people make sense of their senses and take charge of their sensory processing

Author:  Nancy Mucklow

Age:  pre-teens and teens

Description:  An instructional resource book for pre-teens and teens with sensory processing disorder


  • Explains the brain-body connection
  • Teaches about the 7 senses including muscle sense and gravity sense
  • Describes impact of SPD on social and emotional well-being
  • Teaches strategies for managing sensory needs
  • Workbook pages are included throughout the book to provide opportunity for reflection and personalization

Why I like this book:  The concepts are presented in teen-friendly language with cartoony illustrations and humor along the way.

Ideas for use:

  • Helpful for children who are newly diagnosed with SPD in later elementary years.  Also good for kids who were diagnosed early but are ready to go a little deeper into issues and solutions
  • Great teaching tool for parent and child together to promote understanding and communication
  • Share with teachers and therapists
  • Use in a book group format for small groups of kids or in parent-child book group

Submitted by:  Jill Perry, MHA, MS, OTR/L

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