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An illustrated book that creates an environment that is accepting of students with sensory modulation difficulties, including many on the autism spectrum. It includes definitions of sensory processing and sensory modulation disorder, suggested discussion questions, and lists of related books and websites....

Title : Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing with Sensory Overload
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ISBN : 9781934575468
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 42 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing with Sensory Overload Reviews

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-02-04 04:53

    Every educator should read this one! I learned a lot about what it's like to have sensory overload disorder. In this story, Izzy, who suffers from sensory overload disorder, describes what it is like for her to attend first grade. She talks about how her teacher and her classmates react to her behavior when visually, aurally, or tactilely overstimulated, and the things she does to try to control her behavior. I can certainly relate to her sensitivity to noise! The author includes discussion questions, a list of books and web sites for parents, and a list of other books on this disorder for children, all great resources. The only thing I disliked about the book were the illustrations. Izzy looked to be much older than a first grader. Aside from that, highly recommended, especially for special education teachers!

  • Michelle
    2019-02-11 03:57

    I really connected with this book because when I was in school I had learning disabilities although I never knew what they were or how to voice what was going on. It is hard to understand what is going on sometimes and I can relate to how she had felt with coping with something that you can not change.Summary: A young named Izzy has a sensory disorder and has to find ways of dealing with this so she does not continue to be sent out of the classroom. She gets the help of her teacher and her occupational therapist. I would use this book with my students to show them the differences in people. Not all people are the same, although as people we need to treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. I would incorporate other books about special needs and learning disabled children to show students that there are a number of people out there with different needs, and to not be ashamed if you are one of these people that is in need and needs the extra help.

  • Tricia
    2019-02-19 06:43

    Written by an occupation therapist, this picture book is told from the perspective of a first grader with sensory processing disorder. Loved that this book not only shares how it feels to have sensory issues but also helpful tools (earplugs, use of a large ball in calming activities shown in use at school). Additional resources include information for adults, suggested discussion questions, recommended resources/websites/children's books.

  • Philip Henry
    2019-01-25 07:49

    This book can be used by parents as well as teachers to help to educate students about individuals with sensory issues. The story is well developed and can be utilized to promote awareness and understanding.

  • The Styling Librarian
    2019-02-04 01:01

    Wonderful examples of how children react to situations and what possible solutions and accommodations adults can provide.

  • Kelcey Murdoch
    2019-02-15 08:53

    Cute book that could be helpful to kids with sensory processing disorder. It was wordy though so some kids may have difficulty reading it all.